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Keeping up with the ‘make do & mend’ society

I have just finished sewing a gym badge onto a leotard, mending a slit in a school jumper and fixing a hole in one of my tops. But instead of feeling a sense of satisfaction I am left with neck ache and a realisation that I am not a natural when it comes to this sort of thing. My generation was ... READ the POST

Would you trust a complete stranger to look after your child?

Yesterday, in a busy Supermarket cafe, a lady approached me from the next table and asked if I would mind watching her baby whilst she took her elder daughter to the toilet. 'She's toilet training,' the lady said, nodding towards her older child. 'You know what it's like.' 'Of course I do,' I said ... READ the POST

Being a Parent is a Learning Curve

No one ever interviewed me for the role of parent to check that I was a suitable candidate for the job. So for the last nine years I've been bumbling my way through - with occasional input from Gina Ford, the Baby Whisperer and Super Nanny - trying to cover up my mistakes and do the best that I ... READ the POST

WORLD BOOK DAY

Tomorrow is World Book Day, a day designed to promote a love of reading in children. Every year children from preschool age and up are given a token with which they can purchase a book for £1 from a range of books that have been specially produced for this Day. My children, in particular, love ... READ the POST

Childhood Aggression

My nine year old can be particularly agressive towards her younger siblings, quite simply because they get on her nerves. But whilst I can understand that she doesn't have much in common with a six year old and a four year old, I can't condone the way that she takes out her frustration on them by ... READ the POST

What Others Are Saying

"You're an amazing author. My daughter has read all your books 3 times. Thank you for inspriring her!!
Nikki Young
2020-02-28T13:14:40+00:00
"You're an amazing author. My daughter has read all your books 3 times. Thank you for inspriring her!!

"Nicola listened to and understood our wish to evolve our message along with our brand. Her copy was always succinct,...
Nikki Young
2020-02-28T13:13:38+00:00
"Nicola listened to and understood our wish to evolve our message along with our brand. Her copy was always succinct, accurate and grammatically correct and we were able to upload it to the new site without significant revision."

"Nicola is responsive and intuitive while delivering projects in a timely manner."
Nikki Young
2020-02-28T13:13:54+00:00
"Nicola is responsive and intuitive while delivering projects in a timely manner."

"You have really inspired her to write and create stories. She was very taken with your book the Time School."
Nikki Young
2020-02-28T13:14:06+00:00
"You have really inspired her to write and create stories. She was very taken with your book the Time School."

"Nicola encourages the children to think about things in different ways and to be more creative and descriptive in their...
Nikki Young
2020-02-28T13:14:19+00:00
"Nicola encourages the children to think about things in different ways and to be more creative and descriptive in their writing style."
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