Parenting and family from birth to great grandparents

Bath, Book, Bed with Jo Frost and Book Trust

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Bath, book, bed

  Lucas and I were invited* to the Trafford Centre on Thursday as part of Book Trust’s #BathBookBed campaign. Parenting expert, Jo Frost and the Peppa Pig family have teamed up with Book Trust to emphasise how important the well known bath, book and bed routine is to help your children get the sleep they need and […] Read more…


What is intrinsic motivation?

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Intrinsic motivation

I have followed Alice and Living with a Jude for a while now. I love the her honesty and humour while she tells the story of living with her young family including her son Jude who has autism. When Alice said she would like to guest post I gave her free reign of any topic […] Read more…


What Mummy really wants for Christmas

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What Mummy really wants for Christmas

Of course I would love a new Pandora Charm, some Sanctuary toiletries and chocolates but oh, what I would give to have the following…     A cup of coffee, a hot one without being harassed. Lucas has become obsessed with wanting my cup as soon as I walk into the room with it. This […] Read more…


Tips for a stress free Christmas

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  Christmas can be a stressful and expensive time of the year. To help you have Christmas on a budget utilise pre-Christmas sales, cashback sites and use loyalty cards. To keep Christmas as stress free as possible, I start buying my presents in the Boxing Day sales and spread the cost throughout the year when […] Read more…


The anticipation of going from one to two children

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  No, I’m not pregnant. My Lucas is staying an only child for the foreseeable future. However, Nicole from Dear Little Lucas has been writing down her fears and excitement of her Lucas becoming a big brother to their baby girl, Iris in a few weeks x     So with only a matter of […] Read more…