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Praise Kids for Struggling

I just love this post by Salman Khan.  He writes about how instead of praising his son by saying “oh, you’re so smart”, he praises his ability to persevere and struggle through challenges. 1,019 more words


Going Where No Mom Has Gone Before?

Hello people! After many months of talking about it, I have finally arrived in the blogosphere to share my thoughts on parenting in a world filled with information overload. 254 more words

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Having fun with friends

Over the past few days I’ve had company in the house.  My good friend Gus of 17 years stayed from Thurs-Sun and it was exactly what I needed.   231 more words

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Tough times

I wanted this to be a blog about the highs and lows of my life with Jess.  Over the past couple of weeks I’ve been personally battling with trying to remain positive and have been staying away from posting as I didn’t want it to a down post but then I remembered that I wanted this to reflect how life actually is and not just the good stuff.   385 more words

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Making ends meet

So in two days I will be officially unemployed.  I will be entitled to claim benefits to help me survive. This has been the topic of conversation with many friends and family over the last few weeks/months.   393 more words

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Some changes are slow and not really that noticeable: gaining weight, losing weight, saving cash, hair growth, nail growth.  They are slow and steady – you only really notice them when BAM you are a stone heavier/lighter and jeans don’t fit, or suddenly you have £2k in the bank when you only save £35 a month or you dry your hair and realise it takes 10 mins rather than 2.   187 more words

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