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The working parent school holiday dilemma

You may have heard about the recent court case won by the father who was fined for taking his daughter out of school for a holiday. He (successfully) argued that his daughter’s absence record was exemplary – he just wanted to take his seven year old on holiday without a truancy penalty notice. You will…




Ten things to avoid on a long car journey with children

We recently spent a seven hour hell-drive long car journey with our two children. And I learned some very important lessons which I feel duty-bound to share with you all. If you must embark on a long car journey with children, first of all, my advice is….don’t do it. But if you absolutely must, here…




The call every working parent dreads

Is this what every working parent thinks when they get ‘the call’ from nursery? Or is it just me? I realise that this post might be a little controversial and I may well come across as the mother with a heart of stone. But after three incidents in little over two months I’m at my…




A Brush with the Angry Birds at the Bird Park

Just when I thought I’d reached an all-time parenting low, I realise I have only just achieved bronze badge status. Here is my story of the day I took my five-year-old to the local Bird Park – only to discover that I am actually terrified of birds. It was the first week of the school…




A Tale of The Perfect Mum and the Ninja Rabbit

Today was going to be so great. Today was my last day of proving that I could be The Perfect Mum. And I failed. It was the last day of the half term holidays with my five year old. I was going to make it count. I’d taken the week off work but I’d been…




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