2016-03-19

Elusive alone time as a parent

When you become a parent there is this sudden realisation that no matter what you in your life, until your children reach an age of being independent, you will have lost yours, and maybe gone slightly insane in the process.  Being a single parent as well means that this alone time and independence is snatched
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Home Made Chicken Slice – Like Greggs, only better!

Nathan has really got into cooking and helping out in the kitchen recently, he has come into his own and Sunday’s seem to be his day for taking over the kitchen and making something wonderful.  I provide a little bit of guidance to him, but let him discover things for himself.  He has watched me
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Confessions of a Single Parent

As a parent, we go through all sorts of ups and downs. Being a single parent, especially when there are young children around is a whole different world. I bet that with the list below you will be nodding and agreeing that you have done at least some of these as a parent or mother.
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I am sorry, you are playing with WHAT?

Its not very often your child comes home from school an announces that one of the boys on his table was hit in the face with a dildo at school. Yes, you read that right.  My 9 year old son came home from school and announced that they had been playing with dildos for most
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Setting your imagination free

Inspiring the imagination in children happens from the world around us, their minds constantly thinking, wondering and wanting to explore the world.  Arthouse Ltd provided children across the UK with a stimulus to get their imaginations going in the form of samples from their new Imagination Fun Collection.  From there, they asked children to write
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Eating out for Mothers Day with Beefeater

Mothers Day is a special day for us Mums, a day where we should be able to sit back and relax with our loved ones.  For many Mum’s going out for dinner and not having washing up to do is a highlight! We were offered a chance to eat out with Beefeater and sample their
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Thinking ahead to the summer

It is the middle of February, and yet I am already counting down the time till the sun is shining and the children break up from school.  Having moved house in November 2015, in the middle of some of the worst rain the UK has seen for decades, I long for warmer climates, for alfresco
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