Category: Fun (page 2 of 5)

Valentine’s Day ideas for parents (who can’t get a babysitter)

On Valentine’s Day, knackered parents everywhere face the task of trying to have a sexy evening with a total dearth of willing babysitters. For most of us, the formulaic ‘romantic meal at home’ option beckons… but there’s no reason why this exciting blueprint can’t be tailored to complement your hobbies/interests… For the handymen/women… Wear your ‘going out’ clothes, eat a […]

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5 great audiobooks

Following on from last week’s post about why I love audiobooks, I thought I’d give a few recommendations of audiobooks I’ve really enjoyed over the last year. As I mentioned in the last post, I tend to steer clear of any complex stuff when I’m choosing audiobooks – one slightly irksome thing about audiobooks is that […]

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Blog love: 4 heroes of peace and calm

I haven’t really made any firm resolutions this year… other than learning from a frantic 2016, vowing to make sure that my 2017 contains much more peace, calm, space and time, and to make sure I stick to what The Curve is all about… keeping thing SIMPLE. So, to kick off this year’s posts, here are […]

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Joeisms

My eldest son Joe is a funny child. Sometimes funny-haha, sometimes funny-strange. But always funny. I’m sure many of your kids are the same. Over the years I’ve occasionally posted to Facebook things he’s said or done that have amused me, and often people would say, “You should keep a collection of Joeisms!” So recently, […]

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Audiobooks: 5 reasons I love them

I hold up my hands, I know that audiobooks are probably not the coolest thing to be into, but I absolutely bloody love them. I’ve always been a big reader but I do find being a working mum not especially conducive to having loads of time to indulge this, and it’s increasingly rare that I’m able […]

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Kids’ parties: gift buying on a budget

My eldest started school in September; her new Monday to Friday parallel dimension has opened up a whole new world for us including a steady stream of birthday party invites. I’m not complaining as it’s lovely that her new buddies want her to be there for the celebration, but whoa there.. it’s easy to get […]

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Family Jukebox playlist #6

Family Jukebox: a family-friendly musical jaunt We regularly share recommendations of what we’ve been listening to with our own families… Music that is totally accessible to younger ears but not ‘kids’ music’. Don’t be afraid to Dad-dance in the dining room – there are definitely no nursery rhymes here… Tom Tom Club, Wordy Rappinghood From the […]

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Photography 52 Project: week 19/52 {the Inland Sea}

52 Project – a photo a week, every week, of each of my two lads JOE The Inland Sea is pretty much my favourite part of Anglesey. There’s something so serene and magical about it and it always gives me goosebumps to walk around it or get in it. It’s brill for crabbing so we spent […]

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My first solo parent holiday abroad: Mission Impossible?

I was over the moon when LA got in touch about writing a guest post for us on solo holidaying with the kids. As a past solo parent myself, this was particularly interesting to me, and I feel strongly about there being support and resources geared towards it, as so many of us nowadays end […]

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Family Jukebox playlist #5: Fathers’ Day Dad-Dancing Special

Family Jukebox: a family-friendly musical jaunt We regularly share recommendations of what we’ve been listening to with our family… music that is totally accessible to younger ears but not ‘kids’ music’. Some new music to the grown ups and some old which is totally fresh and potentially mind blowing to the kids… it’s great to see their […]

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