17. June 2012

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Juggling

On the positive side, apparently I really do have the talent to earn a living as a freelance writer. A decent living, enough to pay all our bills and live normally. I have been working hard, sending in a pitch every day, and more pitches to other publications. I’m getting the hang of it, I’m starting to understand how it all works and what I should send where. [...]

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13. June 2012

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Nursery troubles

Well I don’t know if I can call it troubles, not real troubles like the terrible suffering going on in the world. But trouble for me as I’m a sensitive soul and of course all I care about is that Bee is properly looked-after, to which end like most parents I’ll do anything at all… [...]

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6. June 2012

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Channel overwhelm…

Well I have to admit it, I’ve been quite overwhelmed over the last month, and dropped quite a few balls, my dear blog being one of them. My fantastic life coach Suzy Greaves and I have a great plan, but I often don’t manage to stick to my part, and am fast approaching financial difficulties complete with hyper-ventilating and all sorts of crazy thoughts about how to generate some income. [...]

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1. May 2012

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Child-care minefields part 1

So, on to the childcare story as promised. Well here’s one of them today for a start!! What a total minefield the childcare field is in the UK; like most UK services, quite messed up, difficult to navigate, with the odd diamond professional body / person / company that we’re all rushing towards, pushing each [...]

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29. April 2012

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Hair-raising days

Yesterday was one of those duff days, well the weekend’s been a bit of a damp squid you could say with all the torrential rain and floods. Yesterday we popped to a local retail park, I was planning to go on somewhere more interesting afterwards but got waylaid, being tempted by a cappucino…which was nearly [...]

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25. April 2012

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Felt-tip and nursery wobbles..

How ridiculous, people starving to death in the world, we could end up almost on the streets ourselves, and I’m worrying about felt-tip. The only thing I disagreed with when I met the nursery staff during Bee’s induction process was the use of felt-tip with babies in the age range of six months to two [...]

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18. April 2012

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Close encounters of the baby car-seat kind

When I was putting Bee into her car seat the other day she started her new trick of throwing herself into a standing position and turning round at the same time, fascinated at the hanging belt clip in front of the rear window and chatting innocently, cheeky monkey pretending she doesn’t notice that I’m trying [...]

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16. April 2012

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Weeny ill people

How to cope with weeny ill people? And how frustrating to not be able to wave a magic wand and make them better. Not only are you dealing with the illness, even if it is the mildest illness on the planet, when you’re home alone dealing with a screaming toddler it can feel like the [...]

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10. April 2012

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Mental health, single mums & funfairs..

I took Bee for a walk on our local heath during the Easter break. There was some kind of dodgem-type funfair which was enclosed like a concentration camp, I just wanted to look around for ten minutes as it looked a bit too manic for a toddler ie very packed and Bee would probably have [...]

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8. April 2012

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Kisses & headbutts..

The other night Bee gave me a kiss goodnight, she was at the same level as me as I had just changed her on her changing unit, she bounced back and forth as this meant standing up her face was directly in front of mine. I got three kisses in a row, one on each [...]

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