Posts Tagged “family”

Family Time #R2BC

By | November 2, 2013

I really like joining in the Reasons To Be Cheerful #R2BC every week at it makes me think positively about what we’ve been doing as opposed to negatively. As I’ve mentioned before, I try to focus on what the children can do, rather than what they can’t. What are my cheerful reasons this week? […]

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Would you want to know what’s in store for you?

By | June 24, 2013

I was chatting to another special needs parent this morning, comparing our daughters’ progress (he has a 14year old with Downs Syndrome) and our weekends – as you do. I told him what my mum was currently going through (the medical miracle that she is) and he mentioned companies that offer full body scans which […]

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“Oh dear, my cows are loose” A #Funee post

By | June 22, 2013

It’s been a strange week, to say the least. The sudden news that the consultants had done a u-turn and agreed to perform the operation on my mum to remove her cancerous kidney, the worry that it was a high-risk operation, the waiting, the relief when she DID survive it and the complications afterwards. Through […]

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Preserving memories with “from you to me”

By | June 20, 2013

I sat with two sisters earlier this week, they looked over photos that one of them hadn’t seen before and they tried to work out between themselves who the subjects were and the circumstances. It was bitter-sweet as both sisters had never known their maternal grandmother, she had died during childbirth, a week after the […]

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It wasn’t meant to be

By | June 19, 2013

A month ago I was practically burbling over with excitement: D was a day away from celebrating her birthday, a very exciting time for her as she’d never really recognised birthdays up until the last couple of years. And I was shortlisted in the Brilliance in Blogging awards, something which I felt very humbled about. […]

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Daaaad! A #Funee post

By | June 15, 2013

I’m joining in today with with another Funee. As I’ve said before, we always make sure we laugh with D, never at her. She does say the funniest things and, as seems to be the norm, it’s directed at Mr Bluecrisps, my Hubbie and her dad. D has been on very good form this […]

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Joining the Kurio Family Blogger group

By | June 14, 2013

There’s a new little badge in my side-bar today, just like the one above. One I’m very pleased to include. Kurio have invited us to join their Family Blogger panel and over the next few months we’ll be testing out a new-sized product for them. This one in fact: A Kurio 4S Touch – click […]

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Letting the guilt out

By | June 14, 2013

I’ve decided to join in with a Parental Guilt linky with @mrboosmum to offload a few guilt-trip moments that have been burbling around. It’s something that is ever present with parenting, I wonder if it ever leaves us? What is guilt? Here’s a definition: * the fact of having committed a specified or implied offence […]

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This IS me #Prose4T

By | June 13, 2013

I really enjoying linking up with Vicky at for #Prose4T every week. It’s a chance to think outside my “Mumma/carer/wife” box for a little while. I wrote a post earlier this year about my Christian name, the various ways it could be spelt and, surprisingly, the random items that bear my name…Jeannette Moulinex anyone? […]

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Getting the garden ready for the summer holidays

By | June 11, 2013

The sun has been trying to peek through the clouds and the children are counting down to the summer holidays. They’re not that far away, 5.5 weeks (ish) if you’re in England, 3.5 weeks if you’re reading this in Scotland. It’s time to think about activities that are going to energise wear out the children, […]

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