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DOESN’T READ BUT PLAYS WITH FIRE!!! ( so they say!! )

After all the judgments about Archie’s education, (as seen in ‘Feral Families’), I wanted to give some perspective. De registered  from School aged 7 Watching a 7 year old sink into depression is heart breaking. We persevered with school. You think that’s what you ‘should’ do. I was aware of home education, but I had...
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Parenting – Finding the balance with discipline

What are we balancing? Something that dominates my parent head, almost constantly, is finding that balance between not squashing and crushing a child’s confidence, creativity, imagination, curiosity, or damn right fun, but still installing some kind of social decorum. People tell me I’m ‘too relaxed’ or ‘too soft’ with my boys. Is that really such...
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Spicy Choc-Orange Energy Smoothie

Spicy Choc-Orange Energy Smoothie Super Brain Power This smoothie is scrummy and my NATURAL ANTI DEPRESSANT. After I have this for breakfast, people have commented that I’m ‘TOO HAPPY’!! And I feel amazing… energised and ready to take on ANYTHING!! This is a perfect smoothie for all those teenagers taking their GCSE’s at the moment!…...
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Going public as a ‘Feral Family’ for Channel 4

Wow… what a crazy week that was!!!! Going public as a ‘Feral Family’ for Channel 4 When I agreed to do the documentary, I thought it would play on the TV and that would be it. HOW NAIVE!!!! (Well I do live on a isolated hill, no TV, never read papers.  I’m not accustomed to...
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A bad day or a full moon hangover??!!

Have you ever had one of those days, when nothing goes right??! It doesn’t matter how positive you are, annoying things just keep happening. Your patience and well being is pushed to the limit! Well… today it was like this for me. I suspect it’s due to what I like to call my ‘full moon...
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Party Animal to Health Junkie

So yes, I’m a self confessed health junkie. I obsess over only buying organic wholefoods and caning raw super-foods. Alcohol is now a substance I use to make herbal healing tinctures! I read and read and read and read…. quenching my thirst for healing knowledge,  and I nag and drill info into my loved ones,...
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Why I decided to start a blog

I have been getting into writing recently… …. and have been offered a publishing deal for some rhyming children’s picture books. But I feel I need more practice at general writing, because I just love it!! Creativity Like any art form, writing is a bit like a muscle, the more you use it the stronger and more...
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If in doubt, Get your Boobs out!! Breastfeeding is more than Nutrition.

Breastfeeding is more than Nutrition As an experienced breastfeeding Mum of 4, I would now like to pass on my Mummy Mantra, to new Mum’s, especially those who don’t have a clue where to start.. “IF IN DOUBT, GET YOUR BOOBS OUT!!!” Now I understand breastfeeding isn’t for all of you. Before you just opt...
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School VS Home Educating

School VS Home Educating   School has been a condition of our society for many generations, most parents wouldn’t consider another option.  If they did, they might not think they were qualified enough to educate at home, it could be a struggle financially. Some families might think they couldn’t cope emotionally. As a Mum who sent...
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