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SEND – Being the Voice They Need

Being a voice for our children can be so hard, seeking and fighting for the support they need. Sometimes it can feel like just as you clear a hurdle, another appears ten times higher and then the puzzle solving begins as you work out just how to get over it. In the world of SEND, being the voice they need can be exhausting and tough but it is important.

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Body Image Isn’t All of You, is it?

We have all heard the saying, it’s what’s on the inside that counts, but do we really believe it? We used to point a finger at magazines for promoting unrealistic views on bodies, using airbrushing and image manipulation on the photos. Now we are doing it, use filters, perfect angles and tools to show modified version of ourselves. But body image isn’t all of you.

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Let’s talk about Poo #PissOffPhyllis

We don’t tend to like talking or thinking about poo or our bowels. With bowel cancer being the 4th most common cancer and around 50% of these cases being diagnosed in late stages, we need to lose the embarrassment around poo. We now have a poo emoji , moan about people not picking up their dog’s poo, but still find it hard to talk about our own poo. Putting off going to see a doctor if something doesn’t seem right.

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BlogOnToys – A Perfect Recipe for Bloggers

Since I attended my first BlogOn Conference in September last year, I have looked forward to the next one as soon as it ends. After this weekend I can’t wait until May.  I left Manchester last night feeling motivated, empowered and ready to write. The team at BlogOnUK have a fantastic way of getting the balance just right for everyone regardless of experience. The recipe is perfect.

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Dare2Air Huddersfield – Family Activities in West Yorkshire

Everyone loves a bouncy castle, kids and adults alike. So when I heard about Dare2Air Huddersfield, a huge indoor zoned inflatable theme park at Huddersfield Leisure Centre, I had to take J there to try it out.  With Slides, obstacle courses, wipeout zone and even a toddler area, I booked some tickets and arranged a playdate.

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Rebooting My Weight Loss Journey

Last year I started on a healthy eating and weight Loss journey and did pretty well, losing just over 2.5 stone. I didn’t want something that was just a fad diet but one that would change the way I viewed food. Joining Slimming World did just that, although earlier this year I lost my way and gained most of the weight back through no meal planning and stress comfort eating. Now it’s time I get back on track. My motivation is the same, with an additional factor, my stepson is getting married in November.

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Staying at Cbeebies Hotel Alton Towers.

When we were driving home from our visit to Alton Towers in april, the conversation in the car centered on J making a case for staying at the Cbeebies Hotel. After some persuasive arguments from him, I booked a nights stay. So now we are back home after our mini break, here is what we thought of staying at Cbeebies Hotel Alton Towers. Continue reading “Staying at Cbeebies Hotel Alton Towers.”

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Playing Construction – CAT Mini Machines Playset Review

When you become a parent, it seems you are always replacing batteries in toys. Although the times my kids play together the best is with things like cars, building bricks and toys that spark imaginary play.  When we were sent the CAT Mini Machines Playset, both J and Ro were itching to play with it.

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A Farewell From the Other Side of the World

Recently I have found it hard to write, my mind not quite in the right head space to put pen to paper so to speak.  On the 16th, a day we normally mark with some family fun I woke to find a message that had been left telling me my Grandmother had passed away.

Since then I have not quite felt myself, a mixture of guilt, hurt and the loss of a big influence in my life. Being half way around the world, I haven’t had a chance to say goodbye so wanted to share my memories of such an inspirational woman. Continue reading “A Farewell From the Other Side of the World”