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A Taster Of Summer

Last year I wrote about how I hate Autumn and how autumn hates me too. I’m tiny and I struggle to find clothes I’m comfortable in that do not drown my petite figure. However, Spring and Summer are my months. These are the months I flourish in. Over the weekend we experienced a taster of summer here in Kent and most …

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A Dramatic Day

This morning started off pretty normal. It’s a Thursday so the plan was to get ready for playgroup. P2 and P3 at home for the day and P1 heading off to school with hubby. That’s our Thursday routine. But for some reason despite the sun shining beautifully, this Thursday didn’t want to be our usual Thursday day. I got ready …

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Educational Psychologist Meeting For P1

EIf you are a long term reader of my blog then you will know all the ups and downs we’ve had with P1. For those who are new, my 7 year old daughter was born prematurely and with that has come many difficulties. She’s hyper mobile in her joints, has mild deplegia and is dyspraxic. I also have concerns that …

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Siblings 2016 – April

This month has seen the girls settle down much better with each other. Of course they still have their horrible bitch fights where they literally attack each other (P1 and P2) with poor P3 copying more and more. I think this is going to be our futures as girls can be pretty mean to each other when they fall out. …

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Feeling The Strain

We are all judgemental towards others for any number of reasons. Whether your wearing too much or too little makeup, whether your child has snot coming out their nose, why she’s shouting in the middle of a shop at her toddler. Trust me it’s never ending and we are all guilty whether you like it or not. I think one …

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A Sleepover At My Grandad’s

Just over a week ago hubby had planned a trip to see his Nan who had just had an operation. It meant that I was going to be home for a couple of days (one night) on my own with the three girls. Part of me was excited and part of me dreaded it. So hubby suggested that I go …

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Letter To My Princess 3 – 18 Months

To My Princess 3, I’ve decided to write to you every 6 months from this letter onwards. I’ll just have to remember to note down when you did everything to update you all at once. You have been in this world twice the amount of time you were growing in my belly. It’s crazy when I think about that. This …

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Our Easter Sunday 2016

I didn’t think I’d celebrate Easter in the way we have. The past few years have seen Easter creep up, we buy a gift or an Easter egg at last minute and then brush the whole event off quite quickly. This year I have made so much effort to make Easter special. Originally we were meant to go to two …

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Last Minute Easter Craft Idea

I don’t know what it’s like where you are but the weather has been very unpredictable here. We have also been struggling with no car to get around. So I thought I’d share a very simple craft idea that you can do with your children when the weather is bad or you’re having a day at home. What You Will …

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Our Good Friday 2016

I needed a good day and what better day than Good Friday. My day started super early, around 5:45am. We were eager to get out with the new double pushchair and also desperate to get some milk as we barely had enough for the night before. So I made breakfast and shoved some clothes on us all so we could …

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Doctor Google Is Not Your Friend

I went to bed last night with a banging headache. I can only think I am subconsciously worrying. Either that or I was utterly exhausted from the day. It started early with a pretty relaxed walk to school with P1 and P3. Of course that didn’t go without dramas as P1 fell flat on her face and made her hand …

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Embracing My Middle Daughter

I frequently forget to focus on all the great things my girls do. Instead getting fixated on the bad, the naughty behaviour or habits they have. Stuck in the same rut of routine and the battle of bedtime. But it’s the start of our Easter holidays, well for P2 anyway as her nursery always breaks up a week earlier than …

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Siblings 2016 – March 2016

Being a member of a 3 part sister bond must be extremely hard. There’s always someone to fight against for attention, for cuddles and generally with each other. I worry daily about their relationships with each other. Part of me feels that P1 is pushed aside due to school, that she doesn’t get very much time with her sisters to …

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A Film Night At The School

Every year P1s school hosts a film night. She’s always wanted to go but for some reason or other we just never have. I’m blaming it on having two other young ones, not being able to drive the previous years and having a pretty strict bedtime. She missed Frozen in Reception and then How To Train A Dragon last year. …

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An MRI Scan On A 3 Year Old

I really love the Timehop app sometimes. It reminds you of the insignificant events of your life and the really important ones that you shouldn’t forget but do. A few days ago it showed me a status where I was feeling apprehensive about the MRI scan my eldest had to have. It was four years ago today.  The photos in …

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