Health & Snot

Keeping our boys healthy and avoiding the endless array of snot and sneezes is a right old job. Temperatures, teeth and  finding advice should add up to a healthy lad but it does not always go according to plan.

Teenage View of Society Today

Teenage View of Society Today

13 Nov 2020

Teenagers can be grumpy, surly and silent. But inside that changing body is a a growing mind. Freya is just 13 years old. She was...

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Colds, Care and Calpol

Colds, Care and Calpol

06 Nov 2020

Calpol may be here to help but it has a dark side too.

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To wear or not to wear a mask

To wear or not to wear a mask

16 Oct 2020

I have been social distancing since March. On my daily exercise or occasional shopping trip I have worn a mask, glasses and gloves throughout.  Is...

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Toothbrush Toddlers- but they have no teeth?

Toothbrush Toddlers- but they have no teeth?

24 Jul 2020

Elliot was found scrubbing the toilet with his toothbrush. ' Clean clean' was happily mumbled. A telling off, a congratulations for cleaning or a diversion?

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Handling Hugs

Handling Hugs

03 Jul 2020

It has been a long while since I was hugging the boys on a regular basis.  Feeling the loss made me think back to cuddlier...

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Coronavirus gives a ‘return to school’ bonus 

Coronavirus gives a ‘return to school’ bonus 

12 Jun 2020

Duncan was excited to go back to school. Duncan wanted to return to school but Mum and Dad were rightly anxious about whether Duncan would be...

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Tooth Fairy can take an IOU

Tooth Fairy can take an IOU

24 Apr 2020

Tooth Fairy can be costly Social distancing continues as does the spread of the coronavirus. Money is short.  Purses empty faster than they fill. Waists...

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#Socialdistancing? Not from my grandsons.

#Socialdistancing? Not from my grandsons.

25 Mar 2020

How it was My grandsons are an almost daily part of my life. I have been happily helping out with extra childcare since early January...

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When poo won’t pass

When poo won’t pass

13 Mar 2020

When a poo decides to stick around for longer than wanted it can be a very unwelcome 'guest'

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Nose-Dripping Sick

Nose-Dripping Sick

21 Feb 2020

The sick was hanging out of my nose Nan....

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Terrible Twos are a myth

Terrible Twos are a myth

20 Dec 2019

‘Terrible twos’ are a myth.  Readily avoided with a simple shift in parenting which starts  in the very earliest of days. Neither my daughter nor...

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Getting the little darling to sleep

Getting the little darling to sleep

13 Dec 2019

Getting the little darling to sleep I am no hero. I failed miserably to crack the sleeping routine. As a Mum I modelled myself as...

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Teeth…a weapon of choice.

Teeth…a weapon of choice.

28 Oct 2019

The yelp of a young breastfeeding Mum feeling the spike of the first tooth. That hailed the end of breastfeeding for me. But that was...

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