Loud ‘n’ Proud 2.6.16
Jun02

Loud ‘n’ Proud 2.6.16

It’s Thursday, so it must be Loud ‘n’ Proud day! ‘What’s that all about?’ I hear you ask. Parenting can be a tough task and sometimes we forget to celebrate the positives, so this is your chance to celebrate those small wins. It’s very simple. You just link up a post about something that makes you proud, it could be a new post or an older one (as long as you haven’t shared it with...

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A year of Parkrun
May26

A year of Parkrun

A year ago last Saturday, my daughter and I did the thing we’d been intending to do for weeks or even months beforehand. We ran our first Parkrun. We just wanted to try it out. We had no big plans for it to become a weekly thing. We didn’t intend for the rest of our family to join us. We didn’t expect to get addicted. But we did. We started slowly at first, in all senses of the word. We ran slowly together and we...

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The swimming gala
May24

The swimming gala

My daughter is a pretty good swimmer, better than either of her brothers. She’s not amazing, she won’t break any records or set the world alight with her swimming, but she has beautiful technique and she’s reasonably fast. It’s two years since she finished swimming lessons and I never take her swimming (it’s just too cold and too wet), but remarkably she seems to have hung onto her skills. So she was...

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The high score
May18

The high score

I never used to be a fan of ten-pin bowling. Bowling alleys were just too damn noisy – the music, the arcade machines, the raised voices… But then about 18 months ago a new, smaller bowling alley opened up locally, which was pretty much the opposite of any bowling alley I’d been to before.  We all loved it there, so we started to visit from time to time. We might go twice in a month, then we might not go for three or...

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Loud ‘n’ Proud 12.4.16
May12

Loud ‘n’ Proud 12.4.16

Hands up if you’re feeling Loud ‘n’ Proud today! C’mon, there must be something worth celebrating… What about your child finally eating a vegetable? What about that certificate in assembly? What about you decorating the downstairs loo? What about you shifting that half a stone? What about your other half getting all the weeds up? There’s so much to celebrate in life every single day, but sometimes...

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Loud ‘n’ Proud 28.4.16
Apr28

Loud ‘n’ Proud 28.4.16

Surprise! Yes, it’s me again. Bet you weren’t expecting that. It was supposed to be Suzanne at 3 Children and It’s turn to host Loud ‘n’ Proud this week, but she’s a busy lady, so you’re stuck with me! If you’ve been here before, you know the drill. If you’re new here, welcome to Loud ‘n’ Proud. It’s the linky that says it’s OK to be proud about the good...

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