15 funny things my 4 year old has said this Christmas 

You guys all seemed to enjoy my last funny things my 4 year old has said lately  so much that I thought I would bring you a final instalment before he turns 5 on Friday (sob). This time, given the…

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Tanfield Railway’s North Pole Express vs the Weardale Polar Express

Last weekend we went to Tanfield Railway’s North Pole Express. Last year we went to Weardale’s Polar Express. Given I often hear parents asking which is best, I thought I would compare the two. Parking and arrival Tanfield Express We were…

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7 gift ideas for women that you can buy online

Big gifts If you are anything like me it’s about now that you start to panic about all the things you still need to buy for Christmas. I know it can be really hard at this time of year to think…

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When your kid isn’t excelling at school

The first school parent’s meeting I had my first school parent’s meeting last week. It was exceptionally short notice so I didn’t really spend much time thinking about what to expect. My son has just started reception class so my only…

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How to get more sleep, when your kids won’t sleep

When you need more sleep I’ve written a few posts now on what heinous sleep thieves my two children are. My very first blog post was about how to get through the day with kids when you have had zero sleep the…

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