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Halloween Costumes: Sorted.

This month, The Great Toy Guide team has been hard at work testing kids’ Halloween costumes, and we’ve put together our guide to 12 of the best outfits for your children this Halloween. Hey, it's a tough job, but we're...

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An Ode to Playmobil

As a parent, you enter – or rather re-enter – the World of Toys. One of my favourite rediscoveries has been Playmobil. For those who aren't familiar, this is a range of plastic figures and playsets that...

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Oh, you have a life? Cancel it.

As a school Mummy, I am an abject failure. This Monday was Harvest Festival. I remembered this just as I was holding open the school's front door for another School Mummy and her three kids. Each child was holding a...

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Pushy Parent Syndrome

Last night, I attended a seminar (for want of a better word) at Flea's school, where the teachers explained how the children are being taught to read. I was expecting something quite full on – this is a private...

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And it’s not even 9am

My ongoing campaign to win “Worst Mother Alive” continues to gather pace. This morning, I was rushing around trying to find the permanent marker to write the name in Flea’s new school coat, purchased on Friday at enormous...

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Me: Mummy Blogger and Media Maven*

I’ve been asked to write a column over at the new family and lifestyle website Super Savvy Me – presumably because everything about me screams both ‘super’ and ‘savvy’. My first column, about Flea starting school is online now....

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And now for the headlines…

This whole ‘going to school’ thing is new for both of us. Since I split from The Father three years ago, it’s been me and Flea. I’ve worked part-time since she was born, and we’ve always spent loads of time together. So suddenly...

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