It has been far too long since I’ve had an inspirational parent takeover on my blog. The last one was a fabulous interview from Jenny back in December. I never really stopped doing them, but I didn’t seek out people to take part either. That was until Martyn messaged me and said that he knew someone who he thought would be perfect for this interview series. I already followed meandminimees on Twitter, but Martyn’s message made me take a closer look. Meandminimees is written under the pseudonym of Matthew Blythe. The writer is a single dad to two teenagers who he adopted when…

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With Libby off school poorly the past few days, I’ve been looking for things to do that weren’t too energetic. Luckily our Bostik blogger craft box for the month arrived just in the nick of time. The theme this month was space and both girls wanted to make a spaceship. This is the perfect craft for children to do themselves. It’s also ideal for two children to work together, because the spaceship is made in two separate parts. What you’ll need An open-bottomed cardboard cone An empty kitchen roll Paint Stickers or other decorations Bostik white PVA glu Glu dots Newspaper Old…

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Well what a mistake that was. Last week I mentioned that things seemed to have calmed down. Of course, what followed was a busy weekend with a night out and a blogging conference. Then came a long drive home to deal with ill children. All. Week. The sickness bug Libby rarely gets ill, but when she does, she always makes a proper job of it. Last October we ended up in A & E with her due to a vomiting bug. And this week hasn’t been much better. We were again advised by NHS 111 to take her to the local hospital. But…

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I like to think that all parents do something they’re not proud of. Well okay, I’ve got quite a few. I shout. And not just because I want to get my point across, it’s usually because I’ve lost it. I lie. Nothing serious but Father Christmas definitely won’t be coming if they’re naughty in August. The children still think I can phone their ballet and swimming teacher on the palm of my hand. But none of those are my parenting confession. So here it is. Don’t hate me. I throw away my children’s artwork. My parenting confession – I throw…

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This is a collaborative post. On Saturday, I headed up to Manchester with a few other bloggers to attend the Blog On conference. I had previously attended World Travel Market (WTM), which a lot of travel bloggers attend. However WTM isn’t specifically aimed at bloggers so Blog On was my first proper conference. About blog on Blog on is huge gathering of bloggers from various different genres. Many of the people who attended were family bloggers but it wasn’t aimed exclusively at that blog topic. The conference consists of four 45 minute slots during which a series of relevant talks take…

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