Morning stories
May05

Morning stories

What is the morning like in your house? A mad rush? Always forgetting something? Do they start too early or do you struggle to get the kids out of bed? As my kids grow up, our mornings have definitely got less stressful, but there is still that moment of uncertainty every day when I wonder if we will make the all important 8.30 deadline to get out of the house. Over the last few months I have started waking earlier and earlier, so...

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The Gallery: Breakfast
Sep17

The Gallery: Breakfast

Whenever people see my breakfast, they say ‘ugh!’. But I don’t care, because this is MY breakfast and it’s healthy. Not just healthy in general, but healthy for ME. Because I suffer from IBS and this breakfast is a big help to me. I’ve been aware of IBS since I had my children (eldest is 11), but, looking back, I can see that I had the beginnings of it two or three years before that. I suffered with it...

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Breakfast solution
Mar27

Breakfast solution

I’ve been feeling a bit low again. To be honest, in the words of Manic Street Preachers, ‘I’m happy being sad’. I don’t want to be sad all the time, but I don’t mind wallowing in it every now and then. My husband doesn’t agree. If there are problems, you shouldn’t get upset by then. You should find SOLUTIONS. He’s right of course. The problems are all small ones really. Just things...

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Turf wars
Nov14

Turf wars

Why is it that giving something a name makes it instantly more attractive? After months of bad behaviour and battles at the breakfast table, I allowed my daughter to eat her breakfast in the lounge in an attempt to keep the peace. Her chosen spot was the part of the settee closest to the television (not that she has it on when she’s eating her breakfast). Apparently, this is the warmest spot in the whole lounge. So she...

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