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Snapshot of a House Counting Down

“We’ll fit loads in over the next few weeks,” I’d said to the kids two weekends ago, not wanting to say what I really meant, which was, “There are only twelve more days left of summer holidays, let’s make the most of it.” Because I didn’t want them on the

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Reinforcing Gender Stereotypes?

The house went dark. It was like that scene in a scary movie when the baddie cuts all the wires. I look out into the hall – no baddie. Well as far as I could see in the pitch blackness. The kids were all screaming, pretending to be petrified but

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All I Want for Christmas

“Why are there never any pencils in this house? If I could have one thing from Santa, it would be a working pencil,” I said to my daughter¬†as I tried to tick off her homework. She gave me a look that said “Right….you go ahead and ask for a pencil,

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Waste Not Want Not – Obeo Food Waste Box Review

Like everyone else, I’ve read the statistics – up to a third of food that we buy ends up in the bin. It’s not good – it’s a waste of money and it’s bad for the environment. Anything that helps to cut down on food waste has to be a

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12 signs my kids have taken over my house

It’s messy here. Marker marks on walls, little piles of folded laundry waiting expectantly but in vain for someone to pick them up, a single toddler shoe sitting on the bottom step of the stairs. When exactly did the kids take over the house? The most obvious sign that the

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Kitchenless

So, how is it going having no kitchen you ask? Well, you didn’t really ask, but I need to let it out somewhere. In a few short hours on Tuesday, our kitchen went from this: ¬† to this: To be frank, not having a kitchen isn’t quite as much fun

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