Welcome back to the weekly #funseekingkids round-up post. This is where I will share my  4 favourite photos linked up to mine and Susie’s (This Is Me Now) Instagram Community. If you missed the launch post and have no idea what I’m talking about you can read it here: #funseekingkids – A New Instagram Community.

Susie is away again this week and next so I get to choose all eight favourites again!

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Our lives are so busy at times that it can be all too easy to focus only on the negative and tiring things that have happened during the week. To counteract this, every week I join the #HappyDaysLinky run by the lovely Katy (whatkatysaid.com) and Sian (quitefranklyshesaid.com) to reflect on all the moments of the past week that have made me happy.

This week has been a bit of mixed bag emotionally as Keith went back to Sea yesterday.

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In collaboration with Emily Jones

Cold, friendly, grim, strong… There is a long list of adjectives that seem to be repeated when describing the north of England, depending on who happens to be speaking. While Northerners talk of the soulless, unfriendly atmosphere in London, Southerners tend to speak of the North as a place stuck in the past, made up of men in flat caps, and complete with plenty of rainy,

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Welcome back to the weekly #funseekingkids round-up post. This is where I will share my  4 favourite photos linked up to mine and Susie’s (This Is Me Now) Instagram Community. If you missed the launch post and have no idea what I’m talking about you can read it here: #funseekingkids – A New Instagram Community.

What happened to the weather this past week? It’s been so cold and windy here it almost felt like winter again and the pictures linked up range from swimwear and playing on the beach to being wrapped up in layers and raincoats.

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This post is part of the ‘Tales From The Other Side Of …’ series. There are so many stages, achievements, milestones and heartbreaks we go through as parents and whatever we are experiencing, whether good, bad, exciting or terrifying, it’s always nice to know someone else has already done it and come through the other side. To find out how you can get involved and share your story/tips and tricks click here.

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Our lives are so busy at times that it can be all too easy to focus only on the negative and tiring things that have happened during the week. To counteract this, every week I join the #HappyDaysLinky run by the lovely Katy (whatkatysaid.com) and Sian (quitefranklyshesaid.com) to reflect on all the moments of the past week that have made me happy.

We had such a great time while M was on half-term last week he really didn’t want to go back to school on Tuesday and we are all now on a countdown to the summer holidays.

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Welcome back to the weekly #funseekingkids round-up post. This is where I will share my  4 favourite photos linked up to mine and Susie’s (This Is Me Now) Instagram Community. If you missed the launch post and have no idea what I’m talking about you can read it here: #funseekingkids – A New Instagram Community.

This week Susie is away on holiday so I’ve had the chance to choose all 8 favourites.

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If you read my post last Saturday (Happy Days: Cars, Caves and Beaches), you’ll know that on Bank Holiday Monday we had intended to go to our local carnival. The constant rain made us change our minds and after checking the weather we decided to head to Whitby instead. One thing the weather app didn’t mention was the thick fog and while you can usually see the Sea for a good 20 minutes before you arrive,

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No matter how hard I try to keep every room in order, our home can look like a war zone when the kids are done playing for the day. With numerous mishaps in the kitchen and bathroom as well, this fact keeps moms perpetually busy with cleaning, scrubbing, collecting and dusting, and for the longest time, I was no exception.

As impossible as it may sound, every mom can design her own trusty system to make the most of her time and keep the house clean and tidy even with a few lively kids running around making a mess.

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