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Never underestimate the power of bubbles

Upon having kids you quickly realise there is a growing list of essential items that make your day-to-day existence that little bit easier, to the point where justifying your bubble budget starts to make sense. There is also a list of pre-kid things that you would formerly never entertain, that suddenly when you throw kids… Continue reading Never underestimate the power of bubbles

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A girl’s best friend…

Ah, my new bestie. We meet regularly, sometimes multiple times in one day, takes all the crap I give, helps me get out of a mess and often helps drown out the noise of my simultaneously screaming munchkins. I am, of course, referring to the king of all white goods – the washing machine. Undoubtedly,… Continue reading A girl’s best friend…

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The mother of all tipping points

There is a time of day, spoken about amongst many mothers, where within a matter of seconds your world can switch from ‘just about under control’ to complete and utter carnage. It’s really quite astonishing how quickly the change can take place and no matter how hard you try to keep a firm grip on… Continue reading The mother of all tipping points

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Life is what happens when you are busy making plans…

“So, what’s your plan for after the birth?” This was the question I was recently confronted with as the arrival of the latest addition to our clan draws ever closer. My initial thought was “uh, surviving,” but, as I allowed the question to fester in my mind I started thinking to myself should we in… Continue reading Life is what happens when you are busy making plans…