Teens, tweens and personal hygiene
Feb28

Teens, tweens and personal hygiene

Personal hygiene is important for growing kids. I was brought up to shower every day (well, it was a bath when I was little), brush my teeth twice a day and wash my face twice a day. I wore deodorant every day from when I hit puberty. I undid my shoes when I took them off and did them back up when I put them on. I brought my kids up to do the same, really I did. So why the flip don’t they actually do them? I’ll let my...

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Proud of my son
Feb27

Proud of my son

The other day, my 15 year old son, my biggest boy, did something that made me very proud. I can’t tell you what it was, because that could identify him and I’ve always been very careful not to identify my kids on my blog. But believe me when I say it made me very proud indeed. He talked to adults about a difficult subject and they were very impressed with his confidence, maturity and resilience. I feel like they probably...

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Silent Sunday 26.2.17
Feb26

Silent Sunday 26.2.17

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Project 365 2017 Week 8
Feb25

Project 365 2017 Week 8

The kids went back to school after half-term and there was a real feeling of spring in the air. Here’s our week in pictures… Day 50 – Sunday 19th February – the day started with a lovely pink sky. This was taken several hours before anyone else in my house got out of bed. I watched my son’s football for the first time in a few weeks. Sadly, they were beaten 2-1, but my son scored his team’s only...

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The Last Act of Love by Cathy Rentzenbrink
Feb24

The Last Act of Love by Cathy Rentzenbrink

Last year, I read some amazing books, but I must say that I haven’t been blown away by anything I’ve read so far this year. Where have I been going wrong? I think I decided to think outside the box. I love psychological thrillers, but rather than just buy all thrillers, I decided to buy a selection of books in different genres. But nothing has really excited me all that much. So would The Last Act of Love by Cathy...

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