Inspirational Parents #4

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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Where does negativity come from?

I’ve noticed today, as I do most days, that negativity is everywhere.  Take blogging as an example. I am fully aware that I’m going to be slated for daring to write this. But seriously, who the hell do we think we are?  I am a (rather passive) member of a few blogging groups on Facebook, where PR’s and companies offer opportunities to bloggers.  Conversations are also posted about emails that people have had from PR’s who have offered bloggers something which, quite frankly, is deemed offensive.  I understand the frustration, really I do. I write for a living and I know that…

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Easter craft for toddlers

I very rarely blog about crafts I do with my children, it’s just not that sort of blog. To be honest, I’m not that sort of mum. But Libby does love craft, and I feel guilty that because I’m so bad at art myself, I rarely do anything with her. I’m feeling particularly guilty at the moment, because she is getting on so well with drawing and writing since getting her glasses. So, against my better judgement, we embarked on an Easter craft project. It’s gone remarkably well so I thought I’d share both the process and the results. Making an Easter…

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Our Thursday photo #44

This evening when he got home from work, hubby took the girls to the shop to buy me something for mother’s day. This sounded promising, after all it could only be an improvement on last year, when I received this for mother’s day.  Hubby was quick to point out that it’s the thought that counts, but I’m pretty sure not a lot of thought went into this.  Anyway, fast forward to this evening, and things are looking up somewhat, since Libby came home from the shop and announced that she’d bought me some flowers, “But I’m not allowed to tell…

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I found the pot of gold

Since having Lia, I feel like I’ve been in a constant battle against time.  For many months, Lia wasn’t sleeping well. As I’m freelance, I had to start working again pretty quickly after I’d had her. I did reduce my hours dramatically, but didn’t stop completely. And pretty soon the time came when I needed to pick my hours right up again.  Unfortunately, that time came long before Lia started sleeping through the night. I ended up working until the early hours, then being up twice in the night before the girls got me up in the morning.  By the…

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