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  • Top tips to organise hassle-free birthday parties

    June 24, 2016  |  No comments

    Unless you’re the type of person who doesn’t mind taking out a small mortgage for your child’s birthday then birthday’s – and parties in particular – can be fraught and stressful for most parents.

    Incredibly it’s mums themselves who put …

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  • Milking Mothers Day

    May 4, 2016  |  No comments

    Mothers generally are over-run, frantic and spend most of their days giving to everyone else around them and doing very little for themselves.
    Something happens when you become a mum. You may have been self-centred before but as a mum, …
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  • School holiday fun

    April 18, 2016  |  No comments

    Many parents might not admit it but actually dread the school holidays for a number of reasons (a UK survey in 2012 showed that 2 out of 5 parents dreaded the school holidays!).
    There are three main reasons for their …
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  • Bad Mother

    March 22, 2016  |  No comments

    It’s inevitable as a mother that at one time or another (at the very least!!) you feel like a bad one. Every day we mums beat ourselves up about the stuff we do or don’t do for our kids and …

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  • Getting along with the in-laws

    March 2, 2016  |  No comments

    For some reason, in-laws seem to get a bad wrap in life. Mother-in-laws in particular are often the subject of unwanted jokes about ‘monster-in-laws’ and the ‘mother-in-law from hell’ and there have been several films made over the years which …

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  • Discovering your pregnant

    January 24, 2016  |  No comments

    Discovering your pregnant can throw the most well adjusted woman into complete disarray. You may have been trying to get pregnant for an absolute age then suddenly you discover you are and…despite having been trying for the grand event for …

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  • FILM REVIEW – ODDBALL

    January 15, 2016  |  No comments

    As a parent you get to see a lot of movies you’d rather not see. Which of us mums or dads actually enjoyed The Lego Movie, for example. I had nightmare flashbacks for weeks afterwards, unable to sleep without humming …

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  • Maintaining a life after children

    January 6, 2016  |  No comments

    Something Nat and I are often asked about is how you can maintain a life after children. We’ve done many talks about it at The Parenting Place and other venues so I thought it about time we shared our 5

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  • Paul Henry interview – Hot Nanny

    November 21, 2015  |  No comments

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    Most of you may remember the Hot Nanny blog I did a wee while back…if not, you can see the whole blog post here and the Read more

  • The rise of the school cookbooks

    November 21, 2015  |  No comments

    Balmoral School cookbook

    Balmoral School cookbook

    There’s something in the wind at the  moment. Every second school I hear about seems to be bringing out a new school cookbook. In the last few...

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