*This pot is in collaboration with Accident Advice Line. When it comes to teeth I can be a bit of stickler for keeping on top of dental hygiene and care. Perhaps it was years of having teeth pulled, injections galore or just simply knowing I don’t really hold the key to great dental DNA. Or perhaps it was a combination of these and then some more interesting experiences… I remember as a kid we’d play…

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I recently recorded a vlog detailing my opinions and thoughts on dignity during a miscarriage and any other time we may be in a position of care. Let me know your thoughts…

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*This post contains graphic descriptions but no images. 1 in 4. The statistics I never knew. 1 in 4 pregnancies end in miscarriage. So, why aren’t we talking about it?! When the bleeding and uncertainty began I googled ‘What happens when you miscarry?’ and I found very little in terms of step by step body and mind details. I wanted to know the possible processes, the amount of blood, how much pain and so on.…

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‘Someone’s popular!’ The postman smiles as he hands me the box. My words stick in my throat and I hold the tears back, forcing a smile as I receive the flowers. Flowers of sympathy and kindness… If only he knew. This should have been my pregnancy announcement post. Telling the world how excited we were about the baby we’ve wanted for so long. Instead this post is about the baby that will never be, the…

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  Although our home education is pretty free in terms of what and when we learn (although I think learning occurs all the time!) we do often have a little theme going on that George and Molly take turns choosing. I’ve decided to include these themes on the blog and share the difference resources, ideas and activities too, in case anyone finds them useful. I imagine we’ll go back to the themes over the years,…

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classism [klas-iz-uh m] noun  1. a biased or discriminatory attitude based on distinctions made between social or economic classes. 2. the viewing of society as being composed of distinct classes. I’ve recently been totally gob-smacked by the opinions held by people in relation to others with regards to their background, their accent, or their financial and housing situation.  I’m not naive, I know people love to box people, whether it’s down to their religion, their…

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Last week we took part in a very lovely challenge with Families Online. We were set a challenge to share a photograph every day linking to a chosen theme and explaining our choice. The themes were as follows: Day 1: Together Day 2: Tradition Day 3: Laughter Day 4: 3 Things Day 5: Colourful Day 6: Love Day 7: Reflection I couldn’t wait to get started because it gave me a fabulous reason to look…

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Summer has come and gone in a flash and to be quite honest it was a pretty quiet one for us. With Warren starting University and the summer holidays being manic wherever you go, we’ve stayed close to home and kept life simple this year. September always feels like such a high, as home education groups start back and our energy is renewed from the summer break. Since September hit we’ve been a little busy,…

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We were recently sent a lovely bundle of goodies alongside some very important Fultium Daily D3, a very important vitamin supplement containing vitamin D, or as commonly known by people as the ‘sunshine vitamin’. We were also sent some very interesting facts about how our bodies can and cannot absorb vitamin D, which made for some very interesting reading indeed… Vitamin D is essential for bone production, strength and repair and without it there’s a…

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