The excitement of a new look blog

So…it is finally live, my lovely new look blog. It is a huge improvement on the previous one and much more easy to navigate. It has been a long time coming with too few hours in the day to do everything but it is finally here! Hooray! There are still a few things to fiddle […]

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Parental rip offs

When you become a parent you also need to be prepared to be ripped off over and over again. My pet hate is the price of balloons and associated plastic merchandise you see at family theatre performances or events. This just really makes me cross. You will find balloons and rubbish plastic toys at every […]

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One-handed wonders

Having a baby will change your life. There is no doubt about it.You will learn a whole new set of skills.Among other things, you will become a master of doing almost everything one handed.You will astound yourself with your new found skills and balance and when you hear others say they can’t do something because they need […]

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Encouraging independent readers

Supporting your children’s reading has to be one of the most important jobs of a parent in my book. It is so lovely to watch them develop an interest in books and reading and the wonderful stories we have the privilege to read. A keen interest in books and reading can do wonders for building the imagination […]

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Kids Don’t Come With A Manual

Isn’t that the truth… I have talked about this a lot over the years when delivering training to health, education and social care providers. If you are a childcare professional you have to have certain qualifications, yet two people (they don’t even have to know each other) can get together and have a baby! We […]

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