what to look for in a school

What To Look For In a School

It is that time of year when parents are stepping into unknown territory, checking out school websites, working out if catchments areas mean anything anymore and questioning which school will be the best for their darling child. The difference this year is that this directly affects me too! I have already seen the lists of open days, been asked where he is going by family members and mentally debated with myself over not putting down our catchment school as an option. The thing is none of us first timers really know what we are supposed to be doing. Continue reading “What To Look For In a School”

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Caring For Elderly Parents With Health Problems: A Helpful Guide

There are times in life where you have to take other people into account. No longer can you solely focus on looking after your own health, you have to think about others too. This happens when you become parents for the first time and have a little one to look after. You do everything to ensure they remain in good health, they’re your responsibility.

 

However, you can’t forget about those people that used to care and look after your health when you were young. Your parents will get to a stage in their life where they become too old to really look after themselves. They may develop various health problems and need assistance. Seeing as you were once their responsibility, it only seems right to repay the favour. Continue reading “Caring For Elderly Parents With Health Problems: A Helpful Guide”

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A Parent’s Choice: Why We Are Finding Out The Sex of Our Baby

We are coming up to our 20-week scan and the question on everyone’s lips is ″are you going to find out the sex of the baby?″ The thing I find most hilarious are the gasps when I reveal that we are.  And then the responses:

″But don’t you want the surprise?″  Continue reading “A Parent’s Choice: Why We Are Finding Out The Sex of Our Baby”

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Why Does Clarks Always Come Under Fire?

This may be a risky post as I know there are some avid Clarks bashers out there but I feel that as an ex-employee–yes, that’s right, 8 years at Clarks with 6 as a manager– I need to stand up for them because even though I left back in 2012 I still feel very strongly about the service that this store has to offer.

Every year, usually around this time, the same stories come out in the media whether it is via a blog post, a tweet or an extensive, angry Facebook post poor Clarks Continue reading “Why Does Clarks Always Come Under Fire?”

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You Know You’re a Stay at Home Mum when…

My life has changed considerably since becoming a stay at home Mum. Some may question my choice but I wouldn’t change any part of the last three years. Yeah, so my priorities are a far cry from what they were when I was employed and I may not be the hard-faced business person I once was when I worked in retail but I have a new focus and, for me, it is the most important one I have ever had. 

Of course, there are plenty times when Continue reading “You Know You’re a Stay at Home Mum when…”

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Treating Yourself With Nicola-Louise Makeup

As a Mum, I find it extremely hard to put myself first and think about my own needs. I often have unruly eyebrows, I only wear makeup to hide the tired skin and eye bags and a treat nowadays is getting a bubble bath squeezed into an evening once in a blue moon! I am aware of how important it is to treat yourself and that in order to be the best parent you can be you need to be in tip-top health yourself but I am pretty rubbish at listening to my own advice. It often takes me to really push myself Continue reading “Treating Yourself With Nicola-Louise Makeup”

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When Chicken Pox Strikes

Chicken pox has finally reached us after knowing quite a few people coming down with it in the last few months and it hitting pre-school just recently too. It is inevitable when your child comes into close contact with so many other children but it was still a surprise and then the realisation hit that we didn’t actually know anything about what we needed to do. Continue reading “When Chicken Pox Strikes”