So Much to Look Forward to: The Power of Positive Thought

My son woke up recently and exclaimed ‘So much to look forward to!’ From the outside at least, there was nothing special about this particular day. He had to go to school and the weather outside was miserable.  But in his mind, the promise of a new day was imbued with wonder. It held that…

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Stay at Home Mummy

Not so long ago, I was asked by a virtual stranger (in the context of being a stay-at-home mummy), what I liked to do when I wasn’t ‘sitting around the house all day’. Annoyingly, my reaction was to laugh awkwardly (I have always been one of those people who thinks of smart or funny retorts…

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Little Feet, Sweet Seven

This week, my seven year old Miniman was asked to take a picture of himself as a baby into school as part of a class project. Rummaging through old photos of the kids brought back lots of memories of those not-so-distant days, but also reminded me once again how quickly my little boys are growing up. I…

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Walking on Sunshine

This week is National Walk to School Week, part of a range of activities for National Walking Month. Typically, for us here in the Highlands of Scotland, this has coincided with grey and dismal weather, and in my case, two Minimen holed up at home with an unpleasant vomiting bug. The vomiting has held us…

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