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Anxiety & Mental Health

The Anxiety Diaries – Being Honest

I’ve been holding back on my blog a lot recently. My head is constantly filled with thoughts, but none of them have made it through my finger tips and on to the page. But something has to give. I can’t continue like this, hiding the way I am. I started this blog to document the life of our family, and I’ve done that regularly for the last three years. But there is a part of our family life that I’ve kept quiet during that time. It’s as much a part of our family life as all of the fin stuff […]

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Dressing the Windows for Christmas

There may still be a few days until it’s December but things are starting to feel very festive around here. The tree is up, coloured lights twinkle, the fire is roaring and Santa takes pride of place on the sideboard. I love my house at Christmas time, it feels so warm and inviting. The mismatch of decorations lovingly picked over the years are a reflection of our family, in a way. And for me, that’s kinda perfect. One thing that has been overlooked in the six years we’ve lived here is the windows. While we have acquired a lovely collection […]

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Family Life

A funny old week

This week has been a funny old week. In fact, it’s been a funny kinda fortnight. Not haha funny, but weird funny. It’s been a fortnight largely spent indoors, for various reasons. The first being that we’ve all been feeling under the weather. The second being the actual weather, or temperature which would be more accurate. It has been freezing, which has left me looking for any excuse not to go outdoors. I know it’s only November, and it’s probably going to get colder, but we’re starting to have the stove lit a lot more and it’s really hard to […]

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Family Life

A change of Plans

Things haven’t exactly gone to plan today. But you know what, that’s OK. It’s been OK. The day started as it should, as it always does. We got up slightly late, but what’s new? We had breakfast, we got dressed and we had a bit of a rush around to find things in the minutes before the school bus. A pretty standard morning actually. Someone mentioned an ailment, which is also pretty standard. Tummy aches, head aches, runny noses, there’s always something in our house. I’m certainly not one of those parents who sends their kids to school regardless of […]

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Family Life

Our First Time At Rainbows

I wrote last week about Caitlin and I joining Rainbows in a bid to help Caitlin make some new friends and boost her confidence. When I wrote that, we were just about to attend our first night. Now we’ve been, I thought I would write a little about our first time at rainbows. For those of you that haven’t read the post, pop on over and have a little read here. So last Wednesday, we attended rainbows for the first time. Caitlin as a rainbow, and myself as a helper. It was the first session after the halloween break, so they […]

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