Family Life

Word of the Week – Normality

This week we are well and truly back to normality! We’ve gone back to routine: Homework, packed lunches, forgotten PE kits, missing socks/ shoes. It’s almost like the summer never happened! Yes, this week was the kids first full week back at school. They actually started back last Friday, which is the most bizarre of days to start back. Imagine going back for only one day! I suppose for the kids it was a nice way to ease back in, but for me it was weird. The random little taster day last week meant this this has kinda been a normal […]

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Food, Health & Fitness

Back to School with Lighter Life Fast

September is one of my favourite months. After a long summer break, it is good to get back in to routine, and start some new ones. Now that the kids are back to school, I have a bit more time to think about myself, and the changes I want to make in my life. One of the changes I’m hoping to make is to my diet. If you’ve been a long time reader of my blog, you will know that I’ve made several attempts at a healthy lifestyle. Well, here I am again, this time hoping to make some permanent […]

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Family Life

Back To School, The Silence Descends

The first day back to school is always weird. I mean, really weird. Particularly the first day of the new school year, after nine weeks off. Nine weeks of laughter, tears, squabbling, singing. Nine weeks of elephant feet up and down the stairs, ‘I’m bored’ multiple times a day, squealing, shouting, chatting. Then a sudden silence descends on the house, and it’s louder than all of that put together. The silence doesn’t sound right, not now at least. I miss my children. I miss them giggling as the play together upstairs. I miss the cuddles when someone has taken a bump. I […]

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Educational, Family Life

Homework Essentials: Time, Space, Support

Homework has certainly been a hot topic in the headlines this year. Whether you’re for or against or somewhere in between, ensuring your child completes theirs can become an onerous extra task loaded into already busy days. With the new school year on the horizon, if your offspring is moving into an important year for their education and perhaps heading up to high school, you may be expecting more homework and potentially dreading the friction it will bring. So what can you do to motivate, encourage and assist your child when it comes to homework completion? Let’s take a look […]

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Life

Inspirational Women

There are inspirational women all around us. Amongst our family and friends, within the community and across the world. I’m lucky to have had some inspirational women in my life. These women may not have changed the world, but have had an impact on the lives they’ve touched. My mam, who raised me as a single parent is a massive inspiration for me. Especially now as I travel through parenthood myself, I fully appreciate how difficult it must have been for her, to do that on her own. She didn’t have much, but she gave me everything she could. My […]

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