Powering up the Summer holidays with Berocca

This is a collaborative post. The trauma of Summer holidays is often the elephant in the room among parents. We all love seeing more of our little treasures because we don’t get the best of them in term time. And yet, it’s tough entertaining children who threaten to lurch into boredom at any moment. We need to be on top of our game. All the time. For six whole weeks. Reenergising with Berocca Berocca is the #1 energy vitamin in the UK. It contains eight B vitamins including B1 and B2. The B vitamins in Berocca help to release the body’s natural energy. This is a…

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Hiring a dream car

This is a Collaborative Post. If you could hire a famous car, which one would you go for? We’ve been chatting about it this week, and it seems that our car choices alter with age. The children’s choice I suppose I can’t be too disappointed with the girls’ choices. After all, they haven’t seen any of the classic films of the 80’s. But Libby decided that if she could drive any car she wanted from television, she would go for the Fat Controller’s car in Thomas the Tank Engine. She gave no other reason except that she likes it and…

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Getting clothes clean against all the odds

Boys get dirtier than girls and women do the washing. Maybe in a bygone era this was the case. But in our house, these two statements are both utter rubbish. Ballet outfit shocker Libby isn’t a particularly girly girl. At five years old, she still wears almost as much of her food as she eats. Her hair is constantly a mess despite my best efforts – she gets that from me. And she’s happy joining in with running games with the boys or climbing trees, building dens and playing in dirt. Her sports have always been running, swimming and rhythmic…

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A gateway to the future

Something strange happened to me the other day. I was walking the dogs across our local field when I noticed the sky. You could see the sun behind the clouds, so it looked quite pretty. But then I realised that where the clouds stopped, so did the sun. It looked like a seam across the sky. A gateway to another world – or to the future perhaps? What is going on in this area? If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you might be aware that this isn’t the first time something odd has happened to me. But what…

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Am I teaching my children to be argumentative?

Am I taking the wrong approach to disagreement? Let’s face it, even the word itself has negative connotations. Awkward, argumentative, feisty, disagreeable, obtuse. We discourage our children from disagreeing. Don’t answer back, do as you’re told. Don’t argue with me. And yet, I want my children to disagree. In fact, I believe it is one of the most important skills they can learn. Should children be taught to disagree? I know, it’s a strange concept. After all, children do nothing but disagree. They never want to do as they’re told and the whining – oh, don’t even talk to me about…

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