Forever 12
Jun30

Forever 12

When my eldest reached the milestone of his teenage years last week, it was a chance for me to reflect – on his life so far and on his life still to come – his journey through GCSEs, A Levels and girlfriends to adulthood. But it was also a chance for me to reflect on my friend Kelly, who blogs at Chasing Dragonflies, and her daughter Abi. Because Abi will be forever 12. Eighteen months ago, I’d never heard of Kelly or Abi....

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Silent Sunday 29.6.14
Jun29

Silent Sunday 29.6.14

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Project 365: Weeks 25 & 26
Jun28

Project 365: Weeks 25 & 26

It’s a double edition from me this week! With Britmums Live and our dance show last weekend, I realised it was too much to try and post last weekend, so you get two weeks’ worth this week. So here’s what we’ve been up to over the last couple of weeks… Day 166 – Sunday 15th June – Father’s Day. It wasn’t the best as my younger son had a football tournament (with my husband coaching)...

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What she wore: summer picnic
Jun28

What she wore: summer picnic

Ah, the British summer. The seaside, parks, gardens, the sun, barbecues, picnics… Rain, cold… We were very pleased when House of Fraser Kids offered us the chance to create the perfect outfit for a picnic. I say ‘we’, but I actually mean ‘I’. I took a quick glance at the site and realised there were literally hundreds of things to choose from. I knew my daughter would be totally overwhelmed by the...

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Thirteen
Jun27

Thirteen

Today my son, my eldest child, my first born, my biggest boy turns 13. THIRTEEN. A teenager. How did that happen? How did he grow up? How did he get so big? How am I the mum of a teenager? In many ways, 13 hasn’t come as a shock. That’s what being one of the youngest kids in the year at school does – all his friends are 13 already, so there’s a part of me that has felt he’s been a teenager for a while....

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