Lilbits of us — disovery

Birthdays! Anyone else not have a clue when it comes to birthday presents!

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Birthdays! Anyone else not have a clue when it comes to birthday presents!

So last week I had two birthdays to attend,  one for a seven year old and one for a sixty year old and as usual I found myself in a panic on the day of the birthday parties trying to work out what to get!  I did a short video that evening talking about:  1:  Not having a babysitter for our children which meant split shifting the mother in laws 60th birthday celebrations 2:  Never knowing what an acceptable present is cost wise, is there a secretly agreed amount that I do not know about?? ...does it go up or...

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What on earth is an invitation to play and why are they useful to parents?

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What on earth is an invitation to play and why are they useful to parents?

Every now and then you will see me use the term "invitation to play" I use this term because of my background in childcare and it was something I was taught before I even had children.....You see my childminding career started long before the birth of my first child - which in itself caused me some issues with how to parent as oppose to being a child carer - but that is a story for another blog coming soon! I could write this blog and explain the ins and out of an invitation to play and what it means in...

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