Our Girls

Yoga for Kids

Over the summer holidays my girls have been going to a kids yoga class called ‘Yoga Warriors’ at Sky Blue Yoga Kids in Stafford. I am so impressed that I wanted to give it a big shout-out here because more people need to know about it. Claire is a fantastic teacher – she always has a…

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It’s a ‘twin-thing’

My two eldest girls are seventeen months apart in age – I discovered I was pregnant with Mimi when Ella was just eight months old.  There is currently only an inch difference in height (though they’ve both been growing like weeds over the summer holidays!) and they are separated by one school year, but even so…

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A Slow and Simple Summer

It’s the same every summer… we get towards the end of the school year absolutely on our knees with exhaustion.  The girls have been working hard since September, none of us ever seem to fully recharge at the weekends and we’re all craving slower, less structured days.  I’ve been feeling a little bit under the weather for a couple…

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The Big Friendly Read: A Summer Reading Challenge

I’ve mentioned before that all three of our girls are voracious readers, especially Ella.  We visit our local library most Saturdays, where she’ll choose an average of ten books to take out (her record is fourteen!) and the other two will choose four or five each.  As soon as we’re home they dive into them and I…

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The Happy Jar

At the end of every year I see a meme go around on Facebook about starting a ‘Gratitude Jar’. If you haven’t come across this yet, the basic idea is to write little notes about the things you’re thankful for, put them in a jar throughout the year and then open it on 31st December and…

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Our Little Athlete

Whilst Ella is our little author and would rather be sitting quietly with a book (though she does enjoy sport as well), Mimi is a bundle of energy and quite literally never stops moving. She’s always on the go, prefers to run rather than walk and usually has a ball of some kind with her…

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Our Little Author

Each of the girls has inherited a trait from me.  Lola is most definitely the ‘Good Samaritan’ – she’s always looking after her friends at school if they are upset and she is the first person to offer to help me with something at home, like putting away the cutlery and cups from the washing up or wanting…

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Mimi: Eight

Mimi turned eight earlier on this week. We’ve been having a bit of a challenging time with her recently and so we wanted to make it an extra special day for her. Of course, you always want your children’s birthdays to be memorable don’t you? This one just felt a little different – in my head…

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A Bowling Birthday Party

We’ve never really done ‘package parties’ for any of the girls birthdays, always preferring to organise our own because a/ they usually work out a little bit cheaper and b/ even though I’m an introvert I do really enjoy playing at being the hostess on the odd occasion! Birthday parties that we’ve arranged in previous years have included a…

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