I often hear the phrase that we are “social creatures.” Apparently, we’re also relatively intelligent. So why is it that we get social interaction so wrong? If two dogs don’t like each other, they make it abundantly clear. They might snarl at each other, run away, walk past ignoring each other or even fight. What they don’t do is waste time pretending to like each other. When you see two dogs that like each other, they can pick each other out from opposite sides of a field. They greet each other, play together and enjoy each other’s company. But yet, I…

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A little while ago, I wrote about the fact that my little girl had uttered the words “I’m not a pretty girl.” This really concerned me because I’m terrible at taking pride in my own appearance and I worry that she’s picked up on that. Only this week, we had a photo shoot with a professional photographer and I’d assumed that the camera wouldn’t go anywhere near me. So I ended up having a photo taken with no makeup on. And whilst it’s a great keepsake, I looked fairly dreadful. The problem is, commercial makeup doesn’t sit comfortably with me from an…

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This week has mostly been about enjoying the sunshine. We are still in the throws of putting our house on the market and house hunting. Things have taken a little step forward this week for a few reasons. Firstly, we are now less certain that if we did stay here we’d have to use the local school. It seems that in the last round of school allocations, there were people locally who turned that school down and got allocated a place elsewhere. We are still waiting for more information on that, but suffice to say we feel a little less pressured…

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Before I launch into this post, I want to give a disclaimer. There is a good chance I will offend you. Sorry. I often see professional photographs shared on social media or printed on canvas and hanging on the wall. They are usually taken of people’s perfectly groomed children in manufactured poses against a white background. I hate them. There, I’ve said it. Much as your children are beautiful and the photographs will be a lovely keepsake, I would much rather see them in their natural state. So when a local Malvern Photographer asked if the children would like a lifestyle shoot…

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My first Inspirational Parents post a few weeks ago started off the series with a fabulous blogger. It was so popular that I thought it was time I brought you another inspirational parent blogger. Amy blogs at Mr and Mrs T Plus Three and I would describe her as a parent blogger with style. She hasn’t been blogging for that long but her blog has very quickly become extremely popular. Amy manages to balance parenting two teenagers and a toddler with running her highly successful blog, working as a freelance writer and being incredibly glamorous whenever a camera is around. So with…

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