Life with Type 1: Riding a bike, in hell, on a tightrope…….

This morning was its usual blend of parenting chaos.  As I made three entirely different breakfasts, and I called out my usual mantra of instructions, hints, and orders. I reminded the kids to brush their…

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Gift Guide:Tricky to buy for Teens

My twelve year olds are so hard to buy for at Christmas. I am not a huge fan of buying for buying sakes.  Or getting tat to fill a stocking. So, I am always on…

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Snooze issues: the modern problem of sleep

Let’s cut straight to the point: whether it’s us parents or our youngsters, as a society we just aren’t getting the quality sleep we need. Even if you stick to rigid, consistent bedtime routines for…

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Taking the family to Galle

Galle is a beautiful location.  Set in the heart of Sri Lanka, it offers delights for children and adults alike. It has a tone of locality, where tourism is still yet to thoroughly set in. …

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Avoiding Christmas Bankruptcy with PoundToy

I don’t know about you, but Christmas can sometimes feel a tad on the expensive side.  Stockings seem to have got bigger and my budget seems to decrease year on year. My kids usually have…

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