The 1990s – my time
Aug22

The 1990s – my time

As I was dancing away to the Levellers a couple of months back, I realised I love them not just because I love the music and the dancing and the atmosphere, I love them because they represent a past life. They represent my time, the 1990s.I always think people harking back to the 60s or 70s or whenever and living in a time warp are a bit sad. But, listening to The Levellers, I realised we all have our time. And mine was the 90s.I sat...

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Kids’ eyes – Get them tested!
Aug21

Kids’ eyes – Get them tested!

Do you know just 19% of under 16s take their free eye test? Eye tests in children have been declining for about 10 years now. As a mum to two glasses wearers, I know just how important they are. I got my boys tested just before they started school. It seemed like the right thing to do. My eldest was fine – and still is. But the optician recommended he have an annual test, which he’s done ever since. I thought my younger...

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Body odour
Aug20

Body odour

We have a delicate situation going on in our house and I want to deal with it sensitively. Yes, my younger son has body odour. He’s only 9 for goodness sake! It doesn’t seem fair. Although the signs have been there for a long time. Incredibly, I first noticed just the tiniest bit way back in year 1, when he was only just 6. He’s been ‘wearing deodorant’ ever since. I’ve put that in speech marks for...

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Three’s a crowd
Aug19

Three’s a crowd

The balance of power in our family has shifted. It was always about the boys. They did everything together – played together, laughed together, watched telly together and argued together. When we were out, they walked together and sat together. They wound up their sister together and she did her own thing. The way they were But since my son has been at secondary school, things have gradually changed. He’s a bit too cool...

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Silent Sunday 18.8.13
Aug18

Silent Sunday 18.8.13

 

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