12 simple but fun at home date night ideas for parents

Every parent knows that once you have kids, it’s becomes more of a struggle to keep the romance in the relationship alive. Especially when your kids are babies and young. There are so many more obstacles – from babies waking…

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20 first birthday gift ideas for toys that will last

Given that it has just been my daughter’s first birthday I thought I would do a quick blog on good first birthday gift ideas. I’ve had one of each, a boy and a girl, and my son is 4 now…

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Letters to Lena – on your 6th birthday

Hey Baby, my little Lena Beana, you are 6 years old! Your 5th year was really strange! Imagine experiencing an unprecedented global pandemic at just 5 years old, well that’s what you’ve just gone through. You started school, got halfway…

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Choose motherhood in lockdown – the relentless repetition of dull domesticity

Choose full lockdown where we are all in the same storm but different boats. Choose semi lockdown where the storms are different, the boats are different but you get to envy some people gliding along a Venice canal while you…

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AD: Love notes to my mam for Mother’s Day

Nothing brings back a memory like a smell does it? When I gave birth to my daughter and I was healing, people recommended I put lavender essential oil in my baths to promote recovery. Now the smell of lavender reminds…

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