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Annabel Croft gives a preview of #TennisforKids #ad

Annabel Croft, the former British tennis champ and broadcaster, has played tennis all over the world, winning Wimbledon and competing at the top levels of the sport. Yet when she talks about that moment when children who have never even tossed a tennis ball discover the joy of the sport, her enthusiasm brims over. “It’s so exciting!” […]

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Expat Round-up: Things to consider before the move

“The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.” I love that line, taken from LP Hartley’s novel The Go-Between. While studying for my A-level in English Literature, I read it again and again and again. I had only travelled abroad a handful of times then. I hadn’t yet shed any past skins, […]

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Current Affairs Round-up: The antithesis to romance

I feel completely out of whack this month – the weather and the seasons can’t make up their minds, and I’ve just recovered from a horrible bout of sickness. So to continue the inconsistency, the theme for this month’s round-up is: There-Is-No-Theme-Or-If-There-Is-It’s-The-Antithesis-To-Romance. Hope you had a happy Valentine’s! We’ve recently celebrated – or not in […]

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#MumHacks chat: Share shortcuts for creating mum time #ad

Motherhood is about getting one step ahead and making smart decisions that save time, so we have more time to focus on what matters. That includes not just family time but time for you as well. At our #MumHacks Twitter chat, sponsored by Braun on Thursday 16 March, we want to hear about the shortcuts, […]

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Allergies Round-up: An introduction to allergies

Hello and welcome to my very first Allergies Round-up. I’m so excited to be able to feature some of the incredible bloggers in our community who blog about their own or their children’s allergies. Allergies of any kind can be incredibly frightening, overwhelming and often a really lonely thing to go through. Here’s an introduction […]

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International Women’s Day: What if a mother’s work wasn’t done?

It is International Womens Day, which celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women. So many women’s lives are altered and affected by family life, in the role we take on as a partner and parent. And of course it’s common knowledge that women take on the lion’s share of housework, child-rearing, social organising and […]

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Newbie Round-up: Super talent

How’s March treating you so far? Good? We’ve been knee deep in Tonsillitis again in our house, which feels like the millionth time my daughter has had it in the last 6 months! Other than that, we ‘ve all been busy as usual. The year is flying by, with my blogging courses and free challenges launching […]

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LOL Round-up: Parenting advice

As soon as you announce your pregnancy, every friend, relative and complete stranger has a wealth of parenting advice to bestow on you. Most of it will be unsolicited, some out dated, some down right ridiculous.  Most of it will be overwhelming and a lot of it can be quite scary.  Occasionally there will be […]

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Travel Round-up: All around the world

I’m always intrigued to know what kind of response I’ll have when I put the call out for travel posts with no theme. This month I was delighted to read a variety of fabulous blogs featuring the best of British and beyond. Tips and road trips, snow and sun: this round-up has everything in it. Let’s […]

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Environment Round-up: Welcoming spring

Now spring is here may have started thinking about what to do for your summer holiday. If you haven’t decided yet read the post on Green and Rosie Life which includes 7 reasons to avoid all inclusive holidays. Reducing consumption Unnecessary consumption continues to be a concern among the community. There is a great post on […]

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Teens & Tweens Round-up: A transition toolkit

Transition is not always easy and it can leave us feeling anxious. The teen/tween transition can be a very anxious time, for both children and parents. In the round-up this month I have some very moving posts describing this anxiety and others that act as a tool kit to tackle it. It’s all balanced out […]

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Confessions of a Center Parcs addict

Suzanne Baum explains why she and her family are addicted to Center Parcs! Aside from bribing them with money, there is almost nothing my two teenage boys would do to agree to getting up at the crack of dawn during their school holidays. So to see them up and dressed on the first day of […]

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Arts & Culture Round-up: Spring is in the air

Welcome to the March edition, the start of spring and warmer weather (hopefully), although I did have ice on my windscreen this morning and some reports of snow! That will not stop us venturing out and exploring all the amazing places our wonderful country has to offer. Lots of parents have been busy making costumes […]

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How To’s Round-up: Making Twitter work for you

Welcome to this brand new monthly round-up, regular readers of these posts will notice I used to write the Blogging Tips round-up posts however it was time for a little change and there are only so many tips out there which bloggers are sharing/writing about – with this new round-up topic I can now share […]

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