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Bad Mums Club – Back to school!!

1 Sep , 2014  

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Oh look, another Bad Mums Club where I’m on holiday (ok, it’s totally ok to hate me). But who am I to let a little (LOT) of sunshine get in the way of a good old discussion about parenting? I’ve spoken a few times recently about the summer holidays – since they’ve pretty much been […]

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The Last Supper

26 Aug , 2014  

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Have I mentioned we’re going on holiday? Have I mentioned that yet? Sorry…I’m a little bit excited about spending some time in the sun, especially after Bank Holiday Weekend was such a wash out. Anyway, I digress, back to the holiday… (please don’t stop reading!)

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Happy Holidays!

25 Aug , 2014  

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Happy Bank Holiday Monday, and a special happy holiday from me as we are getting ready to spend a bit of family time together in Spain! To celebrate this, along with a quick reminder that you only have TWO WEEKS left to leave a review of Mother’s Ruined and link to it to be in […]

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Is ‘Social Shaming’ the only way to get decent customer service?

24 Aug , 2014  

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I once wrote a post called Anti-Social Nation. You can read it here if you like. Nearly two years later, and things don’t really appear to have moved on. Except that (most) firms tend to be shit hot when it comes to responding to social shaming when it comes to complaints.

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Stampy (longhead)

23 Aug , 2014  

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It’s been a while, but as I’m struggling to find the peace and quiet to sit and film a vlog (see previous blog post about working from home with the kids here), I figured I’d pop the boys in the limelight again. This time we have spent a lot of time talking about Minecraft, and even […]

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When the kids are at home.

19 Aug , 2014  

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Sitting at my computer this morning I was just attempting to finish my previous blog post – the one about the gin. I wanted to publish it before lunch so I could sit with the monsters and spend an hour with them before I cracked on with a load of stuff this afternoon while they […]

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Aldi Gin Cocktail Blogger Challenge

19 Aug , 2014  

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I guess I should add a little disclaimer before I start this post because I love Aldi. Yes – I am a total convert, and have been for AGES. Mr Aimee eased me in, first with a couple of bottles of wine, then allowing me to introduce #FizzFriday into our lives (the Cava AND the Prosecco is LUVVERRLLYY). […]

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Summer Holiday Bucket List

15 Aug , 2014  

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Let’s get this out in the open right now. My children (unless I fling the iPad at them), often act like somebody has injected them with Red Bull. “This isn’t a bad thing,” I tell myself as they talk 100 miles an hour asking questions. They are keen to learn. 

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VLOG – Confidence Part 2

15 Aug , 2014  

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So I braved it and did another vlog. Hopefully a bit more light hearted than last week…Then I PRESSED UPLOAD and didn’t self combust! I’m totally cool and fine about it all. Obvs.   I hope you enjoyed it, next week I am going to be talking about identity so I hope you tune in. Enjoy your […]

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Five things I hate to love about Social Media

13 Aug , 2014  

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I think it’s fairly well known that I’m a bit of a social media addict fan.  I’ve always loved the online world, I just can’t help it. First chatrooms, then discussion forums. Then at one point I got the opportunity to review a load of social media sites for work, and that, along with smartphones (my […]

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Fast Food

Quick and Easy: Pasta with salmon in arrabbiata sauce

12 Aug , 2014  

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God I love salmon. I love love love it, and when I see some in the shop I always throw it in my trolley with the very best intentions. Then the day we decide to have it, is the day all I really fancy is pizza. Inevitably we think “oh well we have a few […]

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When it’s all about danger.

10 Aug , 2014  

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For most of the last six years I’ve been working really really hard most of the time at keeping my children alive.  Shocking really isn’t it? Considering how much they drive me mad, I have, if I’m honest, spent from the minute I found out I was pregnant (or even before when we were trying), until now, trying […]

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