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Summer holidays starting to drag? We have a solution!

Date: August 19, 2019 Author: admin Categories: Whats hot 0

Feel like the summer holidays are never going to end? Tried all the tricks in your parenting arsenal and them some? If you’re reaching the end of your rope and can’t afford any more bribes and trips out, grab a jar from the recycling box and start a new family tradition… The “I’m Bored” jar…

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A messy extravaganza at Truly Madly Messy

Date: October 5, 2016 Author: admin Categories: Reviews, Whats hot 1

I think we are preconditioned to be clean and tidy after years of growing up and parents telling us we mustn’t make a mess or untidy this that and the other and the good thing about this playgroup is I think this turns that on its head. It helps us parents let go a bit…

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Decorating the kids bedrooms – hey theres carpet under this mound of toys!

Date: July 7, 2016 Author: admin Categories: Freebies, Whats hot 0

Its a mammoth job that seems like an uphill task. Ive put it off long enough, but now its time to ………..  decorate the kids bedrooms! The endless mountain of toys, the old smelly socks that have been stuffed in every orifice, the apple core thats been there for what seems like decades that you…

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Race for Life 2016 – the pink army

Date: July 4, 2016 Author: admin Categories: Freebies, Real Life, Whats hot 0

WE DID IT!  Well it may not sound like much of a distance but me and my daughter managed the 5K run for Race for Life to raise money for Cancer Research UK. We raisied a brilliant £480 ( its still coming in)  and Im so proud of my little girl. Donning our pink Tutus…

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Chlorine, tears and verucas – the joy of swimming lessons

Date: January 25, 2016 Author: admin Categories: Whats hot 2

It’s a lifesaving skill and something as a parent I feel invaluable for my kids to learn. I’ve taken my eldest swimming for fun but I thought it time to give her proper structured lessons. I’m not the only one, many of my parent chums are doing the same but we all seem to be…

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The Daily Toddler reviews…. The Sportsman pub at Withdean

Date: January 12, 2016 Author: admin Categories: Freebies, Reviews, Whats hot 0

  Nestled in between Withdean Stadium and gym is the Sportsman pub. I think the last time I visited was about 10 years ago when it had the soft play area in the corner and I don’t know why I didn’t remember it! But a lot has changed since then and its had a well…

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My Croup nightmare!

Date: October 20, 2015 Author: admin Categories: Freebies, Real Life, Uncategorized, Whats hot 0

When I stare into my gorgeous little baby boys eyes, it’s hard to believe that only 24 hours ago he was fighting for breath, continuously crying, chest so sunken trying to get as much air into his lungs as possible, being so scared of what’s happening to him. I’m describing croup. It’s horrible, scary, and…

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The plight of the children’s entertainer

Date: April 27, 2015 Author: admin Categories: Freebies, Welcome, Whats hot 2

Having a 5 yr old means lots of childrens birthday parties, which means seeing lots of children’s entertainers. Oh boy do they vary! There seems to be a hidden melancholy back-story with each one, a bit like a circus clown. Alcoholic?, manic depressive? tired of a clowns life? or friend only to children as adults…

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Flamenco – why it moves me

Date: February 26, 2014 Author: admin Categories: Real Life, Whats hot 0

Flamenco has always been a huge passion of mine and its not until the last couple of years that I bit the bullet and went for it, booking a local class.I think im lucky to have such a brilliant teacher down the road, I love it and would now be lost without it! Well I…

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M is for Miscarriage

Date: December 16, 2013 Author: admin Categories: Real Life, Whats hot 1

Nothing quite prepares you for the news that you have lost a baby. Its like being hit by a large speeding truck and then surviving to see the aftermath. You dont see it coming and then bam, in one short sharp shock all that you hoped for, dreamed about, wished and cared about is whisked…

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