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Laurachora Patient Expert

West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Mother of two (boy aged 4 and girl aged 6), stepmother to 1 (aged 15), a dog and a husband. I'm trying not to lose my marbles. I am aware that I have already mislaid some of them, the 4 year old may have inadvertently swallowed one}
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Some days are good … by Laurachora Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Some days are good … because of simple things like love, laughter and dog licks. The post appeared first on . Read on »
Putting all our eggs in one basket by Laurachora Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Uncle A and Auntie N have a freeholding with many MANY animals. Every time they visit they leave us 15-20 eggs.  I love eggs, I have perfected poached eggs, but it takes ... Read on »
Moments to Remember – February by Laurachora Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I made a promise to myself recently, to do something good for my soul once a day and to make sure I remember all the good times rather than dwell on the bad. I take a ... Read on »
Keep on moving … Don’t stop like the hands of time by Laurachora Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting This week I heard a song on the radio and had a flashback.  A flashback to a funny old time in life, it was 1989, two years after my Mum had died. Soul II Soul – Keep on M ... Read on »
So far, this week … by Laurachora Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting On Monday; We had a 2am phonecall from Bolivia, I only know this because I 1471’d it once I’d peeled my paralysed frame out of bed. EVERYBODY knows that any phone call ... Read on »
Cosmo Review – Leeds Trinity by Laurachora Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting The Husband and I were invited to try out a new Pan Asian restaurant, in Leeds Trinity, last week.  Cosmo is a ‘world banquet dining’ experience and knowing that it was a ... Read on »
Blinking into the sunlight … by Laurachora Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I’ve had the worst few months of my life, mentally and emotionally. But, I’m coming out of the other side, blinking into the sunlight. I’m smiling again. When I ... Read on »
Boo & Boy’s ‘Feeling Chipper’ £75 Giveaway by Laurachora Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I am a moonlighter.  As well as all the usual everyday things in life; work, kids, dogs, eating cake, drinking gin and avoiding housework I also am one half of the team ... Read on »
The BIG Surprise by Laurachora Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting This happened last week, and before this happened, so I will refer to him as the 7 year old still *blub*.  7 year old “Mum, can I have a surprise party on my birthda ... Read on »
What kind of holiday person are you? by Laurachora Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Cosmos Holidays are running a Facebook competition where you could win either a snow or a beach holiday.  I’ve just done their quiz and scored 71.43% sun … which is defi ... Read on »
Kicking the habit: not just a New Year’s resolution by Laurachora Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Sponsored post There’s always something that we have tried to give up in January that we don’t manage to achieve despite our best intentions. But that’s fine, consider ... Read on »
I can’t stop time, it’s official by Laurachora Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Last night I said goodnight to the 7 year old at the bottom of our hall stairs, he stood two steps up so he was taller. I hugged him tight and said “Please stay seven fo ... Read on »
Everything you need to know about winter … by Laurachora Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Sponsored post Rosy cheeks, cosy nights and homemade soup. A list of some of the greatest things about winter. Hibernation in the warmth is extremely tempting bu ... Read on »
Get Your Kids Gardening – The High Tech Way by Laurachora Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Brought to you by Honda  In these months of rain, wind and chilly temperatures, enjoying garden time with the family feels like a distant memory or a fuzzy future dr ... Read on »
Put your own mask on first by Laurachora Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting My rather wonderful neighbour, Auntie M, popped round the other day to give me her shredding. She supplies our gerbils (who are SURPRISINGLY still alive) with bedding w ... Read on »
Patchwork Families – 6 Tips To Make Step-Parenting Easier For You And Your Child by Laurachora Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Post in collaboration with charity OnePlusOne In our society today we have more patchwork or blended families than ever before with 1 in 3 families having step-arrange ... Read on »
Pockets of Happiness by Laurachora Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting However dire a situation or however bad a particular day is I always try to find a ‘pocket of happiness’. It might be losing myself in a bookshop for half an hour, t ... Read on »
Bingo – From Community Halls to your Sitting Room by Laurachora Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Sponsored post When I was younger one of the more popular forms of entertainment for my mother and her friends was to spend several evenings a week at the local commun ... Read on »
How to Say No to Hotels and Save £100s by Laurachora Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Sponsored post written by Simon Markland who is the director of  Voovit , providers of international shipping and excess baggage services. In the early 2000s the gr ... Read on »