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The big move to secondary school – ten things I’ve learnt from the first year

Moving to secondary school can be tough – not just for the kids. I cried my eyes out last September watching Harry get on the bus for the first time. Here are 10 things I’ve learnt since then. There’s a lot to remember Primary school is a doddle let’s face it and it comes as… Read More The big move to secondary school – ten things I’ve learnt from the first year

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No thanks to ice sculptures, £1,000 cakes and gold embossed invites for our wedding

Phone anywhere when planning your nuptials and just by dropping the word wedding into the conversation the price of food, flowers and clothing miraculously doubles. Look at any wedding literature and it is likely to use the words ‘best day of your life’ pushing you into buying those £200 shoes and that £1,000 cake you probably… Read More No thanks to ice sculptures, £1,000 cakes and gold embossed invites for our wedding

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The big move to secondary school – lessons I’ve learnt six months down the line

Have you found out which secondary school your child will go to this September? Six months ago I stood at a bus stop sobbing my heart out as my ‘baby boy’ went off to big school – here’s what I’ve learnt since then. There’s a lot to remember For seven years my son sat in a… Read More The big move to secondary school – lessons I’ve learnt six months down the line

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Struggling to get the kids to eat veggies? This just might be the answer

Getting children to eat healthy food is a daily battle for many parents as we are constantly bombarded with adverts for sweets and chocolate. The Guardian reported earlier this year on average children see up to 12 adverts for junk food an hour* and you only have to walk around a supermarket to see some… Read More Struggling to get the kids to eat veggies? This just might be the answer