Get Organised – the fridge door edition….

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If the front of your fridge looks anything like mine does at the moment then this could be the post for you ;-) It's covered in all sorts - artwork brought home from school at the end of the school term, party invitations, dental appointment cards, tickets and probably a fair amount of other stuff that I'll no doubt uncover when I remove that little lot. It's basically turned into some sort of magnetic dumping ground and the problem is that there's that much paper on the front of it now that I don't really look at the things on there anymore.  Hence the missed birthday party a few weeks … [Read more...]

Just punch him, that’ll stop him….

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As a parent, I want my children to grow up knowing that violence in any form is not a solution to anything. I try to teach them that if someone hurts them, it doesn't make it acceptable to hurt them back - they should be the better person and walk away.  If that doesn't work, they should tell a grown up. I know that's much easier said than done when you're nine and seven and it doesn't always happen that way but it's the way I expect them to behave. So can you imagine how annoyed I was at the local soft play centre the other day when a little boy kept throwing things at Master Frugal. … [Read more...]