Education is a vitally important part of life and for many of us, learning is a lifelong experience. Throughout life, we all learn new skills and develop our understanding, using a variety of different ways to expand our knowledge each and every day – often without even realising it! However, it is the learning that we do early on in our lives which has the capacity to really set us up for the future and ensure that we are in the best possible position to succeed. Learning Through Life                          From the moment they are born, our children begin to learn…

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As the title suggests tomorrow is my 3rd blog birthday! 3 years of blogging! I am so very lucky to now be in the position to call myself a blogger. I have no other job, this is what I do and although I am nowhere near where I want to and need to be I am so proud of how far my blog has come. However, first and foremost this blog has always been my favourite therapist. I started because that’s exactly what I needed. I was suffering from my first bout of bad anxiety and I had no idea…

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I’m back with another gift guide for this Christmas but this time I have 8 advent calendars that the kids will love. All of a sudden it is the 1st December on Friday and advent calendars seem to be so much more than opening a door to find a bit of chocolate now. So if you are about to start panic buying advent calendars I have done a bit of the hard work for you and have 8 that I think look great. The bonus of buying them late is that quite a few of them have discounts on them…

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**Trigger – Baby Loss**   When I have sadly lost people close to me in the past one of my worries has always been forgetting. I had a fear of forgetting what they looked like or what they sounded like. However, I have got years and years of memories with them and hundreds of photos. A couple of nights ago I woke up at 2am filled with worry and upset. I don’t know if I had been dreaming about my baby girl but all of a sudden I had this overwhelming fear of forgetting her. I was worried I would…

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I spent the morning wrapping bandages around Little Man today. No, there was no awful accident, he had chosen to go to the World Book Day celebrations at his preschool dressed as Mr Bump. World Book Day is quite a big event in my calendar. I am a School Librarian when I am not on maternity leave so have always celebrated it. Stressful costume finding aside though, celebrating is exactly what we should be doing today. Celebrating reading, books and trying to instil a love of reading in our kids. I spend my professional life trying to get kids to read but…

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