2019-12-04

A World of Fairytales

Today I watched Nanny McPhee with Doodle.  She absolutely loved it and sat there watching in amazement at this woman who was full of magic and able to fix a world of wrongs.  At the end, you know where the wedding is taking place and he almost marries the evil woman, but then Nanny McPhee
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I Want Your Eyes

You know when you become a parent and straight away people start telling you how wonderful them being babies are and how you need to cherish every moment, because they grow up fast and when they hit two their whole personality changes? Yeah, that piece of information is kind of important and you should listen.
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Ch, ch, ch, changes! – New developments

All good things grow and change over time, (insert rude joke here…) and here at The Motherhood, we make no exception to the rule. We are developing and growing and are all rather excited by the changes. You may have seen recently the name Vickytoria pop up here and there. This is a new venture
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My thoughts on the NHS opening gaming addiction centers for teens

The NHS has announced plans recently to offer gaming addiction services to 13 to 21 year olds who might be addicted to games such as Fortnite, Call of Duty and Candy Crush. I was asked to be on Sky News to discuss this but I was dropped as I could not make it to London
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Do seasonal changes effect your mood?

Are you someone who loves the start of autumn? I know I am. The season brings with it so many changes and an abundance of fruit and veg perfect for making warming stews, soups and puddings. We start talking about the festive season, with Halloween, Bonfire Night and Christmas creeping ever closer. For me it’s
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Can you ditch the weekly supermarket trip and feed the family for less? PART 1

I am a weekly online shopper, for myself, Gavin, Nathan and our horde of cats, I am normally spending between £70 to £120, sometimes up to £175 when stocking up on store cupboard items. We eat well, we have around five scratch cooked meals every week, with the odd pizza or easy oven meal thrown
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While I am here… – An update and whats coming soon

As you know it’s been a hectic year.  Starting the new year off with no kitchen after our kitchen fire, it took a while to get that sorted. Then life threw a curveball and we realised that with the extra work that The Motherhood and Games Life is generating, we needed to have a proper
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Fed up in a hospital bed

Its not all bad – turning the negative to positive

I am currently sat in a hospital bed, I have been here for five days so far and it looks like I will be here for at least five more.  It would be very easy for me to throw a pity party for myself, complain about how depressing it is to be here, away from
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“Kill yourself!” Dealing with the fallout of internet trolls

Parenting doesn’t come with a manual. No one said it was easy and no one is always a 100% a perfect parent. Everyone makes mistakes and it’s normal, what isn’t normal is trying to shame parents for sharing their stories and hopefully making others realise that they are not alone. I recently featured on national
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Fortnite – one year on

Early 2018 I was pulling my hair out as a parent and doubting myself on a daily basis. There was a monster living in the house with me, and I am not talking about Nathan, I am talking about Fortnite, the game that took over my son’s life.  It is now one year on, and
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