The Power of 90cm and Childhood

When a baby is tiny they learn so quickly. They learn to smile, to roll over, to sit up, to crawl and before long they are standing up and running around all over the place. Children grow so quickly and before long they are wanting to learn new things, get that bit bigger and to experience everything that life has to offer. I have realised recently, though, that there is…

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When did a Phone Call Become ‘Retro’?

A friend rang me the other day. It’s a friend I speak to every single day but usually on social media or Whatsapp. I’m not sure I’ve ever spoken to this friend on the phone before but we were chatting for about an hour and it was lovely. I was standing in our kitchen, on the phone, drinking a cup of tea. I pottered around a bit, wandered around aimlessly…

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Luck and Good Fortune or Hard Work?

I often turn to Hubby and say, offhandedly, that we’re so lucky. It could be when we’re on a day out and the children are running around, happy, smiling and laughing. It could be when we’re watching TV in the evening and we can hear the children snoring on the baby monitors. Or it could be when we’re driving somewhere and the children are singing in the back of the…

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Haul…? Nope, Just a Shopping Trip

This post is dedicated to one of the most misused words in the English language – which makes it also one of my least favourite words, one that gets my back up and has the same effect to me as nails down a blackboard. The definition of haul is quite clear. You either pull something along with force – hauling it behind you. Or you steal a large quantity of…

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What’s the Point in Moaning?

At the end of last year I started to reflect on how I spent my time. I don’t mean the school run, working, blogging and housework. I mean the frame of mind that I was in, whether I felt positive, negative, happy or sad. I realised just before the New Year that I would spend time moaning about things and getting wound up about things that either didn’t effect me…

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The Monochrome Lives of an Instagram Generation

As a blogger I spend so much time on social media – Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Over the years and months of having a life showcased online I have watched other families growing through the pages of social media and I have seen trends coming and going. There’s one trend that keeps popping up, mainly on social media but in life too, not just within bloggers but everywhere. Monochrome is…

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When Was The First Time You Thought You Were Fat?

Most people think they are overweight at some point in their life and have various physical hangups when it comes to their own bodies. I think this is completely natural and definitely something that plays on my mind at times. I’m currently following the SlimFast Challenge and have done various other diets in the past – especially after having LP. But looking back at my body from my teenage years…

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