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Fatherhood Is About More Than Biology

Although life certainly isn’t simple, and there are times we can argue with the best of them, I count myself very lucky to have the Other Half. He is (though don’t tell him this because he’ll get a big head), the man of my dreams. But perhaps even more importantly he is the dad of…

100 Things To Do With Preschool Aged Children

I don’t know about you, but there are days I get up in the morning and can’t think of anything to do! This list was created with that in mind, for those days when we lack inspiration. So here, with help from fellow bloggers is the ultimate list of things to do with your little…

Part Time Work – Does It Really Work?

Having been back at work (very part time) for the last two months, I am forced to admit that part time work has pretty big pitfalls. Don’t get me wrong, for our family life it works. Financially it means we can still give the children the things we want to, it means we both get…

Dear Future (Grandma) Self…

Dear Future Self, There is something you need to know, something that now you have become a grandma you may have forgotten. Time passes and memories fade. Our perceptions change. So this is my message to you the grandma from you the mummy. Please remember that being a mummy (or indeed a daddy) is hard….

What About When You Have To Share Your Child?

As I sit here once again waiting for Number One to be brought home by her dad, and driven five hours up the motorway having spent half term at his home, I am once again overwhelmed with conflicting feelings. I am grateful, and always will be that unlike me with my own dad, she has…

I Am Not Perfect

Dear Number One, I want you to know something very important. You are getting older now, more grown up by the day. And slowly but surely I think you are realising. I am not perfect. I wish I was. I wish I knew the rules behind how to be the perfect mummy, the kind you…