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Three's A'loud

A parenting blog


Market party

Let’s face it. Kids’ birthday parties are a little bit controversial these days. Some argue that it is absolutely ridiculous to have pony rides and live entertainment for a one year old baby that will squash the crazy expensive cake in his face and then fall asleep for the rest of the day…

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Age old question

They say age is only a number. That you are only as old as you feel. I used to believe that this was true… until I tried doing a cartwheel with my six year old the other day. Here’s a tip: it’s not like riding a bike and I am actually as old as my muscles felt for two days after…

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Procrastination playlist - October 2016

Another week is almost at its end and Christmas is only 73 sleeps away! Celebrate by enjoying some of our favourite things on the WWW this month…

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Experimenting with a science party

Scientists don’t just accept things without question. They understand that knowledge is important. They drive real progress and seek truth. They are not afraid to think hard, and, most importantly, they always keep their sense of curiosity and wonder. It is no wonder then, that I was delighted when my little princess told me a couple of years ago that she wanted a Science party for her birthday. Here follows my top tips and ideas if you need to know how to organise a science party yourself…

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What they never told you about little girls

“What are little girls made of? What are little girls made of? Sugar and spice and all things nice, that’s what little girls are made of.”

I daresay that the person who wrote that beautiful little verse didn’t have any daughters. Or maybe they enjoyed a little too much sugar and wine and all things fine…? Either way, my expectation when hearing I was expecting a girl almost nine years ago or my reality of eventually having two beautiful daughters were vastly different…

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Take me back to the beach

Spring is here! And with that the thought of holidays. Working in an industry where we generally take care of others while they are on holiday, our family’s occasional breakaways are even more of a luxury than it is for most people. We always promise ourselves we will go away after peak season when everyone is back at work and the beaches are empty but somehow, after peak season, there is always more work to be done and we put if off just a little bit longer…

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