Articles written by Shani Fowler

When your child wants to learn to drive

When your child wants to learn to drive

The driving test has just had its eightieth birthday and doubtless, driving has changed a lot since its inception, maybe more so since you passed your test. Somehow though, it doesn’t seem two minutes since you were strapping your kids into their child or booster seat and now, you have just heard your child utter

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Signs of being a sleep deprived parent

Signs of being a sleep deprived parent

Everyone tells you how little sleep you get when you have a baby, but nothing can actually prepare you for the reality of that situation. In fact, many people find it the hardest part of being a parent to a new-born; and the whole “sleep when baby sleeps” advice doesn’t always quite pan out either.

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Finding childcare whilst on holiday

Finding childcare whilst on holiday

Family holidays are great and they’re what we all look forward to, but even on a family holiday mum and dad might want the odd night out or day trip somewhere where, catching up with the adult side of life. But how? Trusty Nana and Granddad are back in blighty along with Aunty Susan, so

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Reclaiming your bed at night

Reclaiming your bed at night

We all need a good night’s sleep, but when you have children, for various reasons, the prescribed eight hours of complete rest is often not possible. This is exacerbated when you can’t get your child to sleep in their own bed at night. When your child appears at your bed through the night, you often

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Hair loss

Hair Loss

We spend an inordinate amount of time and money on our hair, cutting, colouring and styling it into submission on a daily basis. We can even take it for granted, moan when it doesn’t go right, that curl will simply not straighten out – and we end up having “a bad hair day”. We’ve all

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Social Media Politics

Social Media Politics

During the run up to the election we were bombarded with news of politicians and their fight for power; almost to the exclusion of other news – it felt like there was nothing else going on! We were immersed with images of party leaders stepping from their tour buses all smiley faced, promptly planting their

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