Welcome to my blog page


May I say that I in no way profess to be a ‘blogger’ but, I thought I would try my hand at it, everyone else is. So here’s information, views, opinions and my musings all for your personal entertainment. Enjoy.

The Challenge to Recognise Effort

The challenge to recognise effort. Alright, let's talk parenthood. Being a parent is one of the most rewarding (and challenging) experiences in life. Seeing your little ones grow up and develop into amazing humans is bound to bring tears to your eyes. But let's be...

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To Reward, or Not to Reward

Using rewards with children is a widely debated topic. While some believe that rewards are an effective way to motivate children to behave positively (the camp I belong to), some argue that rewards may have negative long-term effects on children's behaviour. Arguments...

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Lego Block Parenting

Lego Block Parenting  When my children were younger we used to have these polystyrene blocks, like a big Lego bricks, that they could build with. They were big enough to build a small child-size house, or a great wall and the kids loved them. The boys in particular...

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Escape Room Experience

This is just my opinion of a visit to our local Escape Room business. The experience was paid for by myself and was not gifted or sponsored in any way. After my daughter went to an escape room in Newcastle, she couldn’t recommend it enough. Although her visit was...

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Happy Henna

Let me introduce the artisit behind this delicate piece of work and owner of Handcraft Henna, the lovely Yaserah Shafiq. Yaserah has been working with Happy Tokens on a fabulous project for HappyPost which includes a competition and has kindly agreed to share some...

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ADHD a year on.

ADHD A Year On As October is ADHD Awareness month, I thought I would share with you another very personal blog about my experiences living with, parenting and loving a teenager with ADHD- an update if you will. We have been on quite a journey since my last...

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SEN Needs and Nannies

This month the lovely Michelle from the Nanny Junction shares what she does to support SEN families:   The Nanny Junction is a nanny recruitment agency specialising in supporting SEN and respite for families who have children with additional needs. We have been...

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An Interview with…. A Play Therapist

Ever wondered what Play Therapy is? Intruiged by what they do? Anne from Peacock Play Therapy gives us a quick overview. Play Therapy is a form of psychotherapy used to support children and young people (although adults can access it too) who may be experiencing...

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Summer Creativity

If you're in search of Summer Creativity then let me introduce you to Alison from Dispel Art. In her own words Alison tells us about her role and her aims within Dispel Art. Dispel: make a doubt, feeling or belief disappear #everyoneanartist I am a creative...

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