The mum taxi gets out of hand
Oct15

The mum taxi gets out of hand

Regular readers will know I spend an awful lot of time driving my kids round in the ‘mum taxi’. On a normal week, I do the school run for my younger son every day, including one late finish for rugby. I drive to four dance lessons over the course of three days, my husband drives my son to football, another parent takes my boys to Explorers and I walk my daughter to Scouts. In addition, there’s usually someone who...

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CANCELLED!
Mar05

CANCELLED!

I haven’t seen my son play football for his club once since Christmas. Not because I haven’t been going to his matches, but because they’ve been endlessly cancelled. Yes, there’s been one or two weeks when he wasn’t scheduled to play and there was one week when he played and I didn’t go along, but that is literally the only game he’s played in 2018. Apart from that, it’s been endless...

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How to make slime
Sep12

How to make slime

If you’re the parent of a tween, or maybe even a younger child, you might have heard about slime. But how do you make it? My daughter has become something of an expert on slime making recently. There are lots of recipes and videos out there, but these are the ones my daughter uses. Her slime is apparently so good that people actually want to buy it. Once you’ve mastered it, you can have fun with different colours,...

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My daughter and the slime
Sep11

My daughter and the slime

A few months ago, my daughter announced that she would like to make slime. I had no idea what slime was, but if you’re a parent of a tween or primary school aged child, you may be familiar with it. What I do know, is that slime has given my daughter a lot of pleasure over the last few months. It has kept her busy and kept her away from screens (apart from looking at slime videos and photos on YouTube and Instagram!). I...

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This week, last week
Jun29

This week, last week

June is always a busy month for us. We have two birthdays and other stuff just keeps cropping up all the time. Our lives are always busy anyway, with three kids, three schools (OK, not right now) and loads of after school activities. But this year, with one child just finished GCSEs and one about to leave primary school, June has taken on a whole new level of craziness. Things that I should be enjoying just become a massive chore to...

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