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Teen and Tween Round-up: SATs and snacks

It’s one of the busiest, and most stressful, times of the year for teens, tweens and  their parents. With A Levels, GCSEs and Key Stage 2 SATS, there’s a lot going on. Here’s what our teens and tweens have been up to this month… Key Stage 2 SATs, in Year 6, are usually the first […]

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Plain truth or sanitized version. What do you share?

Recently, BritMums produced a blogging survey and one of the boxes to tick in agreement was (approximately) “I feel some of my blogging peers glamorize the day to day experiences and challenges of parenting”. Interesting, I thought. Has blogging become a more ‘romantic’ view? It is definitely more visual, we share more photos. As a […]

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Teen & Tween Round-up: Alcohol & survival

Would you believe the Teen and Tween Round-up has been going for a whole two years now? That’s an awful lot of studying, sulking and gaming! GCSEs and A Levels are just around the corner, so now is the time for you teens to seriously get their heads down and start studying (although obviously they’ve […]

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Publishing a book – what I’ve learned

I’ve just published my first ever book. It’s called A modern father (…and dad blogger) and it focuses on my life as a stay at home dad. As the title suggests, however, I couldn’t resist writing just a little about being a dad blogger. Getting the book into print has taken over my life and […]

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Teen and Tween Round-up: Surviving girls and boys

These days, lots of people are into gender-neutral parenting. But, when they get to their teens, it’s clear that boys and girls are VERY different. This months we’ve got a few posts on that very subject. Do you agree? It has to happen at some point – your teenager gets their first girlfriend or boyfriend. […]

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Humour Round-up: Time to raise a laugh

Welcome to the first humour round-up. Before we kick off proceedings, here is a little bit about, “Why Humour!” There is no denying that parenting is an extremely challenging, hair-raising and stressful task. Amidst the trauma, tears and tantrums, there comes a time when all you want, even more than that gargantuan bar of chocolate, […]

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Dad blogger Round-up: No Christmas spirit

This month’s dad blog round up is not what I planned. I was going to trawl the Internet for blog posts all about Christmas. To my surprise, I struggled to find any. For whatever reason, us dad bloggers just don’t seem to be in the Christmas spirit yet! In the absence of Christmas-themed blogs, here […]

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Teen and Tween Round-up: Rites of passage

This month we’ve got students settling into university, lots of teen and tween rites of passage and even an early start on the Christmas shopping. This is what our teens and tweens have been up to lately… A new blogger to the round-up is 3 Princesses and 1 Dude. She’s written this entertaining post on […]

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Dad round up; the delights of summer

Looking around at what the dad bloggers have been writing, it’s quite clear most have been enjoying the summer. There are loads of posts about holidays and days out. This one from Tim at Slouching Towards Thatcham caught my eye. It’s his top tips for visiting LegoLand Windsor and, having been last summer with my […]

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Review Round-up: What a Come-back!

Wow, what an amazing comeback for the BritMums Reviews round-up! Thank you to everyone who submitted a review to share. Between checking out your reviews and staying super-busy with reviews of all sorts over on Kiddy Reviews, I feel I may have neglected my husband somewhat this month! Anyone reviewing anything to help keep on top […]

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51 mums-and-dad magic tricks to use

People say parents often have eyes at the back of their heads. We think it’s better than that: Parents have tricks up their sleeves, performing everyday “magic” for their families.  At our #MumsMagicTricks Twitter party, parents  shared their top parenting tricks. The party was sponsored by NatWest and their banking app, which highlights the multitasking […]

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Hangout: How to inspire children’s creativity

Children have amazing imaginations. So how as parents do we encourage them to use it to become more independent and creative? With summer holidays nearly here, how do we encourage them in creative play rather than tablet computer hypnosis? We’re thrilled to announce our #PlaytheHero Hangout on Tuesday 8 July at 12:00 with psychologist, author […]

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Excuse me, are you a single parent?

The other day a mum asked me if I was a single parent. Having seen me at the school gates twice a day, this was the conclusion she’d apparently come to. I couldn’t help feeling the question was a bit on the blunt side, especially as I wear a wedding ring which, I would argue, […]

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Teen and Tween Round-up: Unexpected achievements and a little ditty

We’re back! Did you miss us? The round-up had to take a month off for January after I moved house (twice) and had no proper internet for weeks. But I’m back in the real world and ready to share with you some posts from our finest bloggers on the mysterious world of teens and tweens. […]

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Special needs round-up: Looking back, forward and now

I know, I know, it’s January! Christmas was wonderful yet challenging and exhausting, we’re all paying for it all in more ways than one. It’s tricky to get our children outside because it just won’t stop raining, the school runs are still dark and I for one haven’t got the energy to build an ark […]

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Is it tough, you know, being a dad?

  There’s a question I’m often asked by mums when they discover I’m the main carer for our two daughters. The words vary slightly, but it goes something like this; “Is it hard looking after two children compared to having a full time job?” I’ve been asked this question many times and yet I still […]

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Dads Round-Up: The 12 Dads of Christmas

It’s December, and that means one thing. It’s the time of year a jolly bearded man gives out gifts. And so here I am with a massive sack, full of presents for you this month. All of them gift-wrapped with a lovely little tag on them. I’ve not kept the receipts, so there shan’t be […]

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Special Needs Round-up: ‘Awareness’ & hurtful comments

Three meaty topics for you this month: Transitioning through life, insensitive comments and ‘awareness’. Here’s what our round-up bloggers think. How about you? Our vests have been dug out and the Winter boots have had a few outings. Our children have probably had their flu jabs and the more organised amongst you will already have […]

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