A few months back our washing machine broke, and, as I’m sure you can imagine, panic struck. As the owners of a messy toddler we rely heavily on a good, working washing machine. My washing baskets are overflowing at the best of times. Thankfully AO came to the rescue with their fantastic next day delivery. We decided to go for the Candy Grand’O Vita Washing Machine GVS168D3*, an 83kg washing…

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Potty training comes with a whole host of new challenges and temptations. What do I do with the poop afterwards? What do I do when my toddler fills the dirtied potty up with dirty wet wipes? On a number of occasions I’ve been tempted to simply flush it all down the toilet, wet wipes and all, but I have seen first hand just how much disruption flushing wet wipes can…

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It may come as a surprise (it certainly did to me!) that I took barely any photos over the festive period. On Christmas day itself I took just two photos; one of Aria and the obligatory Christmas dinner photo, of course! As much as I love capturing memories with photos sometimes it really is nice to put the camera down. I cooked the Christmas dinner myself this year, kinda. My…

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This coming year sees me turning 33. People born in the year 2000 will turn 18. How is that even possible? Surely people born in 2000 are still babies! My nan always used to say “you know you’re getting old when the Policemen are getting younger”. She was right. I now see Policemen and I’m convinced that they should still be in school, in reality they’re in their twenties. I…

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Our children are growing up in a completely different world to the one that we grew up in; an unknown territory where they seek likes from strangers rather than praise from family, where socialising is done alone, in a bedroom, on a phone. A scary territory full of trolls and fake identities. A place where cyberbullies prey on innocent people, cyberbullies that they cannot easily escape from, not without disconnecting…

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