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The day we christened our Hughie

I can’t believe it’s been a whole year since our “little” family christening for our “little” baby Hugh. Newsflash; I have a huge family so there’s no such thing as a little gathering in our family, plus I’m pretty sure no one has ever actually referred to our Hughie as little… I planned…

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A poem for your very first day of school

The first day of school, and the teary-eyed drop off, is such an emotional time for both kids and parents alike. So, for everyone like us who is sending their pride and joy off to school for the very first time this month, this one’s for you. No, I’m not crying, YOU ARE!…

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The best double buggy for outdoorsy families

We’ve had quite a few prams over the years, but the brand we keep going back to is phil&teds. We first got one when Rosie went back to work after maternity leave – a banged-up second hand old beauty – as we needed a double buggy for the child minder who looked after…

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6 changes we’ve made at home to reduce our family’s environmental impact

I recently ran a poll on Instagram asking fellow parents if they’d been looking at ways to reduce their family’s environmental impact over the past year. And of the 1,000 or so people that responded, 90% said they were. Which got me thinking about all the changes we’ve been making as a family…

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Gardening tips – 8 jobs to do in your garden before winter hits

Fellow green fingered gardeners of the UK. As you’ll well know, British Summer Time has come to an end. The clocks have gone back. The dark nights have drawn in. And Monty Don and the Gardener’s World crew have left a gaping hole in our Friday night TV schedule and gone into hibernation…

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