Coronavirus has highlighted that the way we handle sickness in employment needs to change

When I’m not running this blog I have another job. I’m a service improvement and performance officer. I’m responsible for improving services organisations through analysing their procedures, policies and performance data and helping them to create better strategies, policies and…

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My favourite memories of childhood pleasures in the 80s and 90s

With the proliferation of social media now, there is often so much pressure on parents these days to live the picture-perfect Pinterest life. Especially when it comes to school holidays! To live your best life on Instagram, with the perfect…

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AD: Emma mattress review, unboxing and discount code

Regular readers will know that our kids have been frequent wakers since birth and that I’m now thrilled that they are both pretty much sleeping through the night at 7 and 4. It’s amazing. So amazing I wanted to celebrate…

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Letters to Lena – on your 4th birthday…

Oh Lena. I can’t believe how much you have grown up since the last one of these I wrote. I’m currently laid on my side breastfeeding you, 2 days before your 4th birthday. You keep breaking to tell me things…

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10 gift ideas for 4 year olds

It’s my daughter’s 4th birthday next week and I’ve been wracking my brains for what to buy her. Especially with it following so soon after Christmas. Asking her isn’t particularly helpful as she has requested a house squirrel and owl…

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