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Smashing X-boxes – and other tales of living with teens

This is what an Xbox looks like after it’s been dropped from a first floor window. It happened a year ago and it wasn’t my finest parenting moment. In fact, it was the culmination of years of frustration at the … Continue reading

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The ultimate yoga challenge – become a parent!

Can you do a headstand? Wrap your leg behind your ear? Survive a sweaty hour of dynamic yoga in 40 degrees of heat? Sorry, I’m not impressed. For me, the ulltimate yoga challenge is when you become a parent. If, … Continue reading

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Fun for a day – with no computer, Wii or TV

30-plus ideas for a screen-free day indoors My children’s addiction to screens – computer, Wii and television – is a frequent source of conflict in our house. It’s all they want to do. And although I don’t want them to … Continue reading

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Down to earth camping in west Cornwall

One of the best camping trips I’ve had with the children was an unlikely success: 10 days (nine of them rainy) in windswept west Cornwall. We had a lovely time staying on my friend Frances’s field surrounded by heather and … Continue reading

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A crap mum’s 5 top tips

First, the disclaimer: I find being a parent hard. It doesn’t come easily and I seem to be a slow learner. My kids are nearly 6 and nearly 8 and here are the top tips I wish I’d been quicker … Continue reading

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