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    Sep 09 2015
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    Choosing a Nursery Doesn’t Have to be Hard

    If it’s nearly time to send your little one off to nursery – we feel your pain. It’s up there with moving house and starting a new job on the stress scale, but it really doesn’t have to be.

    Oct 01 2014
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    The Melting Pot – the babies’ birthday.

    It has to be said that on a typical year, I can normally account for almost every day of magic and mayhem, fun and fiasco, the highs and the lows when musing retrospectively. But looking back on this year since the twins were born, I actually don’t know where the time has gone at all! This last twelve months of motherhood to two new babies has been an absolute joy as they are- thankfully- sweet natured and generally calm little fellows, but I could never have predicted that my workload would decide to fly into overdrive from virtually the moment they’d appeared and fill every living minute since!
    Aug 19 2014
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    Birthdays, Book Sales and Bumper Cars

    After the unmitigated mayhem that had been June, I had been anticipating an equally crazy July. Boxing gloves and full body armour at the ready, I charged into the final weeks of school term determined to keep my sanity with the beautiful light of the summer holidays in full view. The weeks flew by at a rate of knots as the two older boys attended a never ending relay of school sports days and end of year shows for parents to enjoy. Despite ticking along with copy edits, news reports and articles, I was able to show full support at all events along with the babies. We even managed the odd balmy afternoon of picnicking with friends and blackberry picking for a teatime crumble as a treat. The babies, now 10 months old, chattering and aware of everything, found all this excitement enormously entertaining and took full advantage of everyone’s attention whilst we were out and about.
    Jun 10 2014
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    The Melting Pot

    Month#1:
    Despite the constant ongoing reminders that spring has sprung and the sun has finally emerged from behind the floods, I am still buried deep in the recesses of my office, laptop and printer whirring away at full productive pelt. At the bottom of each foot, I have a baby; each beaming at me from a low slung bouncer and each being rocked by a foot to keep them quiet and grinning in order for me to concentrate. I am temporarily glad I didn’t end up having triplets as I would have run out of feet!

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