Teach Your Kids Some Manners Please!

If I was ever asked what I would put into Room 101 I know what would be top of my list. People with bad manners! Drives me crazy. The people who never say please or thank you, don’t acknowledge that you’ve held a door open for them and then, in return, would let it slam in your face (usually when you are weighed down with bags, and barely a spare arm). Don’t even get me started on lack of manners when someone gets behind a wheel! I can feel the anger rising already. Generally, I’m a fairly placid person, but…

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Happiness Is….#spreadalittlehappiness

The happiest day of my my life wasn’t our wedding day, although it runs a pretty close second. It was the day this gorgeous boy came into our lives. I’d worried about what sort of mum I would be. As a teacher I was used to dealing with teenagers on a daily basis but I’d never been great with younger kids and I worried I’d be at a bit of a loss when this little man arrived. From the second that O was put into my arms those worries evaporated. I have to admit I never felt that rush of…

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Love The Little Things #4

Love The Little Things #4 This is what we’ve been enjoying this week: Read For Christmas O’s godparents bought him a lovely set of new books by Julia Donaldson so we are working our way through them at bedtime. We’ve read Freddie and the Fairy a few times and it’s a lovely story. O asks “what’s that?” on every page but that’s pretty standard at the minute. Watched Last Friday night we watched The Butterfly Effect on a friends recommendation. It took us a while to suss out what was going on but a great film that had us completely…

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Online Shopping Is The Future

If you don’t have kids you probably think going to the supermarket is a necessary but pretty boring job on your to do list. You don’t know how lucky you are. Enjoy it, the peaceful browsing of the aisles where your biggest problem is the old lady who takes too long to choose what yoghurt she wants. Once you’ve had kids, the supermarket trip becomes the stuff of nightmares. If you have a newborn you’re still generally in the lucky group as they tend to sleep most of the way round, but once they hit the toddler stage, you need…

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Our First Rugbytots Lesson

Little O is obsessed with balls! And balloons! We have far too many toys scattered around the house but he will choose a balloon or ball over all of them. As soon as his daddy gets in from work he races over with a balloon to play kick or catch. So when a friend told me her little boy went to a class called Rugbytots, it seemed perfect for O. The classes start from aged 2, and as his Christmas present we booked him in for a block of sessions. Usually hubby isn’t really that keen on attending any baby/toddler…

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