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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Decluttering
Jan23

Decluttering

When you’ve got kids, decluttering needs to be done regularly. Kids grow out of things, their tastes change, things wear out… And they keep acquiring new stuff – even in a family like ours with a ‘no crap’ policy! I go through the kids’ wardrobes and clear out clothes a couple of times a year. But I admit I’m not so good at the other stuff – the books and toys (yes, because I’m no...

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Half-term – how was it?
Oct31

Half-term – how was it?

I felt quite sad that we weren’t going on holiday in October half-term, but what was it like in reality? In reality, I didn’t miss being on holiday at all. I was actually too busy with work to even give it a thought. For many months, all through last autumn, last winter and into the spring I had very little work. Some months, I literally worked for two clients – the kids’ books I work on every month and a...

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Project 365 2017 Week 37
Sep16

Project 365 2017 Week 37

The first full week back at school and we’re slowly starting to get to grips with our new routine. Here’s our week in pictures… Day 253 – Sunday 10th September – I went for another 10 mile run and my son had his first league football match of the season. Sadly it was a 4-4 draw, which they deserved to win. And there was a very nice sunrise! Day 254 – Monday 11th September – week two of the...

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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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