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One Year….Changing Schools and Changing Lives

Some of you may already know the story (or some of it), of why and how we ended up moving Kye, mid-term from his last school to his current one.
Most however, don’t know the full story, and I have rarely told it.
I couldn’t tell you what stopped me really-I think it was a mixture of things; not wanting to rock the boat; I know people who’s children still attend the previous school-and I know there’s a loyalty there.  I also think a lot of my reasoning, was sheer stubbornness-I didn’t think I needed to share our reasons for changing something so huge in our Son’s life, because we knew we were doing the right thing for him-and no explanation was needed for that. Continue reading
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Coming off of the contraceptive pill after 13 years

So, most of you know already that my Husband and I decided that two children was enough for us-especially after losing three babies between our two children.  Aside from the fact, I personally just couldn’t deal with the grieving and heartache that miscarriage brings with it physically and mentally, our second child wasn’t as easy going as our first, and we knew two was plenty with chalk and cheesE as our kids!

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Superhuman Super Parents-All For One and One For All

You guys know me by now-you know I’m all for female solidarity-girls and women being there for each other, in a world that is unfortunately still dominated by the opposite sex.

However, I’m also very much into advocating parental solidarity-parents being there for other parents-without judgement, bringing only positivity, advice, help and, well, just being there for each other (regardless of sex). Continue reading

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Random Acts Of Kindness Day-Your Stories

Today is National Random Acts Of Kindness Day.  Celebrated by individuals, groups and organisations, nationwide, to encourage acts of kindness.

I absolutely love hearing about random acts of kindness, others have had given to them, or that they have given to others-so I asked some of my lovely fellow bloggers for their stories! Continue reading

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Grieving For An Alcoholic Parent At Christmas-Even Though They’re Still Alive

 

I know it’s Christmas-a time for magic, happiness, excitement and love. And I don’t want to put a downer on you, my lovely readers, at Christmas, but I also don’t think pretending mine is full of the above is normal either.
If I’m honest, this post has been a long time coming, and, if no one else reads it, I’ll at least get it all off of my chest and out of my head.

 

The point of this post, is basically that I am grieving for a Mother who is still alive, which isn’t a new feeling-it’s not a new grief, it’s something I’ve been processing for a long time-four years to be precise. Continue reading

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Let’s Teach Our Girls To Be World Changing Super-Heroes

I’m unsure if any of you saw The Russell Howard Hour episode last week discussing the gender discrimination between girls and boys toys/presents.
I know there’s a lot in the news about gender equality right now, with people picking up on slogans on kids clothes, colours of toys and clothes, and the way gender is described in general, not just with regards to children.
I read it, I hear it, but I have to give Russell Howard the recognition he truly deserves after his speech regarding the gender stereotyping that has become so prominent in today’s society.

If you haven’t already seen it, here it is.

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5 Reasons I Deserve A Winter Sun Holiday


Just in case you hadn’t noticed, it’s now Winter!  That means, for those of us that don’t live anywhere hot, it’s the end of shorts (unless you’re a postman), sunglasses (unless you’re one of those people that wear sunnies all year round), and you can deflate the lilos and pop the buckets and spades into storage now-they’re not going to be needed!

Because of the rather swift entrance of the Wintery weather, I’ve decided to give you five reasons, I deserve a Winter sun holiday!

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My Mum Guilt Over Spending Time With Our Second Child

 

For a long time, it was just me and Kye-two little besties-a Mother and her Son-the two of us spending every day together while Daddy worked.
We attended playgroups, met up with other Mummy’s and their little ones, and most importantly-we made incredible memories that will stay with me forever.

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Personally, I look back on time with Kye and also remember how he got me through my darkest days-at 18 months old, unbeknown to him, his Mummy was going through the first of three miscarriages, and I can honestly say, I know I’d have fallen apart without him. Continue reading

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