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The Massive Movie Calendar
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The Massive Movie Calendar

As the summer holidays are impending, we all know that screen time will be increasing in our households.  With studies revealing that 80% of the UK population watches films at home at least once a month or more, Carphone Warehouse has put together The Massive Movie Calendar offering movie inspiration 365 days a year to families who…

Rules for visiting a new mum
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Rules for visiting a new mum

I read the other day that one of the best things you can do when visiting a new Mum, is to offer to take her precious bundle of joy for a walk.  Seriously?  On what planet is that good advice?   ‘I’m going to make a sweeping generalisation here, but most new mums I know…

Time for a change
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Time for a change

Do you remember that feeling when you had that lovely squishy newborn baby in your hands and you were about to leave hospital or home for the first time? That unique mixture of emotion: exhaustion, relief, excitement and nervousness at the prospect of venturing out of the security of the hospital, away from the attentive care of midwives and taking on the responsibility of that little bundle all on your own?

 That. That is exactly how I’m feeling today but instead of a new baby, my emotions are bubbling all over the place because I’m venturing out on my own into the world of freelance.

We Are All Bricking It
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We Are All Bricking It

Today I took the kids to the park. The park is about 5 blocks away, and as usual I put the 10 month old in the carrier, the two year old went in the front of the tank (double stroller), and the just turned 4 year old walked. I clunked the stroller down the 10 steps outside our building and put the baby in the back seat of the stroller. He weighs 24 lbs., I save my back for the moments when he’s fussy. We strolled over to the park and started over in the grassy bandstand area, where the girls drew pictures with chalk and I played with the baby. I decided to branch out a little and try my luck in the playground, much to the kids’ delight. With the stern command of “you have to choose either the slide or the swings and stay together” we walked over there.

The tumour I think I’m hoping to have…
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The tumour I think I’m hoping to have…

“I think you may have another tumour” are the words I heard from my doctor last week.  Wonderful I thought – at least the current one now has a twin, a friend, a companion.  That’s the thing really, I try not to take “these” things too seriously and my dark sense of humour tends to…

Happy Mother’s Day
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Happy Mother’s Day

To celebrate Mother’s Day and show our love to mothers around the UK, PizzaExpress conducted a survey nationwide to find out how much verbal appreciation we share with our mum’s.  A short, emotional film was made which they have kindly shared with us.  Get your tissues ready, it’s an emotional one! Happy Mother’s Day!!