At 9 o’clock on Saturday morning, my four year old daughter and I lined up on a start line in a local park with hundreds of other people. She was bouncing around, excited to be running in a race. There were people with dogs (sorry Bubbles, not this time), elderly joggers, walkers, children and elite runners. And the same scene played out in parks across the country. In fact these days, there are parks around the world where you can turn up at 9 am and run, jog or walk 5K. If this sounds good to you, here are a few more…

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Last year, Prezzybox treated my dad to some gorgeous Father’s Day gifts. Fast forward to a few weeks ago, and dad had a strange request. He was so impressed with his shoe shine kit that he wanted another one. Or more specifically, he wanted another shoe-shining sponge. Cue an email to the very understanding marketing assistant at Prezzybox. Much to her amusement, I asked how to get hold of another shoe shine sponge. Because dad didn’t want another shoe shine kit because he loved the one he already had. He just wanted a sponge on its own. Eventually I managed to track one…

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I know that when my children are older, speaking to them about the serious stuff will be tough. And there are a few things I want them to know that they might not want to hear. They’ll think I’m the worst mum in the world by then after all. So I’m writing it down now and I hope that one day they will read it. And grow up knowing that they are, and will always be, enough. You are equal We are all equal. Nobody is better or worse than you. Children at school may be more talented at a particular subject. You…

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This is a collaborative post. I’m painfully aware of the amount of salt and sugar in processed food. Where possible, I cook from scratch. But some days, I just need something quick and easy. Tesco challenged me to cook a family favourite dish using their reduced salt and reduced sugar products. I wasn’t allowed to tell the family that anything was different until they had eaten it. One dish that the girls always love is vegetarian meatballs with spaghetti. I know, vegetarian meatballs is such a contradiction. But nevertheless, I thought I’d try it with reduced salt and sugar. The starter…

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The unthinkable has happened. Things have finally calmed down around here. After a day catching up on work on Saturday, I no longer feel like I’m chasing my tail. My work is up to date for once and I’m even managing to fit in exercise pretty much every day. It’s quite a relief. Catching up On Saturday, my husband took the girls out for a day out at WWT Slimbridge. Whilst it would have been lovely to go, I knew it was my opportunity to get some work done while they were out. As it turned out, I spent a…

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