Tesco Mum of the Year Awards 2015

Tell me about your Mum: Tesco Mum of the Year Awards 2015

#185212646 / gettyimages.com Last Autumn I went to a party. Not just any old party, this was one of those surreal, dreamlike events where I ate beef two tables away from Boyzone, tried not to gaze at Jason Merrells over my pâté, and gossiped with Eileen from Coronation Street about what everyone else was wearing. This… 

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Grass pollen allergies and asthma

Because of Asthma

I’m finding it hard to breathe. My heart is racing, and there’s a fluttery feeling in my stomach. My skin prickles, and I don’t know if I’ll be able to get through this. It’s panic, no other word for it. And the reason? I just received an email containing this sentence: Thank you for registering… 

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What does your child see on his games console?

#104288650 / gettyimages.com Recently I wrote about how to keep your children safe when they’re online at home, and at school. What I didn’t tell you, and what a lot of parents don’t know – myself included, until recently – is that when they’re in the other room, playing on the Wii, or the XBox,… 

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Ideas for a day out in London with kids

Ideas for a day out in London with kids: Freaky Rivet

I’ve seen a number of posts recently from parents worrying that their children are getting too much screen time during the long school holiday. Personally I’m comfortable with an hour or so of TV or gaming – kids need to switch off and mine are definitely happier for a bit of down time. But too… 

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Climbing trees is obligatory at Kew Gardens

What’s family, anyway..? (Win tickets to Thorpe Park)

Our friends I once had a conversation about family with my mother-in-law. She is a lady who sets great importance in family. To her, family takes precedence over everything. I get it – my own mum (and goodness gracious my Dad!) would have been the same, if I’d let them get a word in edgeways…. 

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Expressions #18: panic

NB: Expresssions will be taking a break for the next two weeks. I’m finding it hard to keep up with posts as well as spending decent time with the children during the school holiday, so I’m taking some time out. If you’d like to continue with weekly #expressions do please tag me on twitter and… 

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Homemade Ice Lollies

Crunchie Banana Cream Homemade Ice Lollies

It really has been the most glorious summer so far. Being able to fling open the door each morning and let the kids play outside feels free and makes everything so much more relaxed during the school holidays. And what could be better on a hot afternoon than a homemade ice lolly? We were challenged… 

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