I’m not one to ask for help. Actually, I hardly ever do it. ┬áBut sometimes, I just have to accept my limits. The one thing I’m truly terrible at is keeping in touch, remembering birthdays and posting cards and gifts. I feel terrible about this. I’d love to be one of those people who posted beautifully wrapped gifts and carefully selected cards that arrive just on time. Sadly, I never will be. I just can’t do it. So when I was given the opportunity to try out a service that takes the hassle out of sending gifts, I jumped at…

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Strangely, the summer holidays have almost as much impact on pre-school age children as on those who are at school. My girls have their little routine that involves going to clubs each morning and none of the clubs happen in the holidays. This has meant that I’ve been looking for other things to do, and they were surprisingly easy to find. I’m not one for staying in the house all day with the girls. It’s as much for my sanity as theirs, there’s nothing worse than bored children. As a result, this week has been full of fun mornings out.…

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The latest in my inspirational parents series comes from a fellow Worcestershire mum. Izzie has twin girls who have now grown up and flown the nest for university. She worked for the NHS for 26 years and just a few years ago, she took the incredibly brave step of leaving her career to pursue her passion. She is now a professional writer and makes a living doing what she loves full time. What a fantastic example of what can happen if you follow your dreams. Izzie blogs at The World According to Izzie. It’s one of my favourite blogs because…

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I’ve never been a particularly materialistic person. This is one character trait that I’m rather pleased my children seem to have inherited. Neither of them ever really ask for things or want expensive toys or clothes. But Libby is getting to an age where little gifts can make her really happy. On her birthday, she strangely only wanted my sister to buy her a present. She didn’t want anything from anybody else. And the only thing she asked my sister for was a colouring book. Occasionally though, there is something that she really, really takes to. Minions, for example. The…

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My lack of free time at the moment makes me seriously envious of people who have time on their hands. That’s why I was interested to hear about a survey done by First Utility about what Britain puts its energy into. I say interested, actually I was a bit horrified by some of it. So, let’s start with the good bits. 37.5 per cent of people enjoy gardening. That’s great to hear, and I hope to be able to do some myself one day. I know the girls would love to be able to spend more time outside. I was…

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