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Hallowe’en Howling

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I love Hallowe’en.
I love the idea of ghosts and ghouls and I particularly love the food creations and spooky decorations. I also love a Hallowe’en tea party for the children and their friends. I’m not a particularly great chef, but here are some easy ideas for you to try…

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The Room 101 List

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Following on from my previous blog where, to be honest having read it back, I came across as “quite smug” to put it politely, I’ve now decided to have a Room 101 list too.

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Catching Moments (or turning a blind eye?!)

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Going to bed each night as if I’ve been to battle – fighting laundry, washing-up, children, life- I thought it might be an idea to write down any moments that had been better than awful that day. It turns out that 1) a day can sometimes feel like 3 days in 1 and 2) some days you can catch some rather precious moments.

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The Perfect Mother – HA HA HA HA!!!

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My pledge to be more patient and fun with the kids is being stretched to within a hair’s breadth. (I knew it might be too much to try two things at once.)

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Mental Health Awareness Week – let’s get talking

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As it is Mental Health Awareness Week I thought it would be rather fitting to explore my own relationship with mental health issues.

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Carry on Camping – be careful that Karma’s not packed in the cool box!

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My April Fool’s prank on my husband earlier on in the day…

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Going dotty over the potty

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Out of all the child-rearing challenges a parent has to face Potty Training has got to be up there with the worst.

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Start of a bad joke – six boys, one dog and a mother try to go to the park…

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The half term hasn’t exactly gone to plan and I had actually written a vague plan.

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The Ultimate Effort in Meal Planning

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Bigger, better, faster, more. We seem to be taking everything to the extreme these day. But when it comes to meal planning, have I gone a step too far?

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Kids should rule the world!

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Sometimes I think I was smarter when I was a child. I was desperate to try and make the world a better place. Whether that meant fighting for justice on behalf of a best friend who’d had her favourite pencil stolen (you know, the one with the fluffy pink pompom on the end) or raising money (about 25p) for the endangered Giant Panda

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