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I’ve taken the decision to keep my daughter off school one day a week

Although my youngest started school this September, we took the slightly controversial decision (with the school’s agreement) to keep her off one day… more »

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Plumping Cushions for DIY SOS!

In April 2015 we had the privilege of being invited to take part in a property redevelopment for BBC’s DIY SOS. For us,… more »

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Baby number 4 – know it all?

People say to me all the time ‘Oh, you must be an old hand at this by now’.   A kind and generous… more »

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Homeschooling and lockdown by Dorothy & Theodore

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Elf ideas by Dorothy & Theodore

1. Wrap the children’s school shoes in Christmas wrapping paper. Hide the ‘gift’ under the Christmas tree. Remember to use different paper to… more »

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Buying Baubles each year

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Rule number 4 – Seeing only one (and the best) Father Christmas…

(Warning, you may want to throw a Brussel sprout or two at me after reading this…!) The grotto experience is a once in… more »

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One of the greatest joys of Christmas for a child is hanging their empty stocking up Christmas Eve, only to find it filled… more »