I glanced out of the window and saw them sauntering by. The familiar faces chatting and laughing. The same people as usual trailing behind the group. I couldn’t hear their words, their voices lost in the impenetrable wall of sound that is a baby’s cry. Only one of their party was missing. Left out not through malice, but by choice. Because now, she sits behind the window. Watching life go on around her, as if nothing had ever changed. The changes you don’t expect I suppose I never thought of it before having children. I knew things would change, of course I did.…

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A few months ago, I reviewed some fabulous natural tooth care products from Jack and Jill Kids. At the time, I was a bit disappointed that they didn’t make something similar for adults. It is so difficult to find palm oil free toothpaste and toothbrushes are notoriously bad for the environment. That’s why I was delighted to hear that Jack and Jill have branched out to make The Natural Family Company – eco friendly tooth care for the whole family. Introducing NFco The Natural Family Company – NFco for short – was developed in response to numerous public requests for a…

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Rex the baby Tyrannosaurus was off his lead, surrounded by children when it happened. Nobody could know for sure what triggered it. Something in the crowd perhaps, a sudden noise. A baby crying. And suddenly, he was off. Running towards the kids, roaring like a crazy beast. They scattered everywhere, screaming for mercy. The dinosaur show The dinosaur show at Eastnor Castle featured a person in a very realistic dinosaur suit. The ‘keeper’ presented the show, starting off with ‘Rex’ on a lead. He was introduced, complete with lots of educational facts about dinosaurs. That’s when the fun started. Rex…

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I knew my husband was worried as soon as the vet answered the phone. “Hello, out of hours vet, how can I help?” “I think my dog’s drank bleach!” It wasn’t long after my husband had bleached the kitchen floor that the dog started to vomit. It was like something out of the exorcist. Even the dog thought she was dying. Cleaning hard floors safely When you’ve got both children and dogs, it’s really important to keep floors clean. The last thing I’d want is the children getting ill because of the dogs. But floor cleaner is such a nasty substance,…

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School mornings are chaos in this house. Missing shoes, dirty socks and chewed reading books. Uneaten breakfast, spilt drinks and needy children. But I’ve realised I’m getting it all wrong. The girls are craving independence, so for this month’s Bostik Blogger craft, they’ve created a storage device to give them just that. Upcycling a storage unit into a back to school organiser We’ve had an old storage unit gathering dust for a while now. I didn’t want to throw it away because if there’s one thing we do need, it’s storage. And over the last few days, I’ve been doing…

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