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Sending love to friends

I don't really do Valentine's Day anymore. It's not that I don't appreciate it, just for me it's always been a day for new love and putting your heart out there. Seeing romance blossom and impressing someone new. Now I've got a family, I have plenty of anniversaries, special days and Birthdays to get me through the year so, instead I want to talk a...
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Now you're almost three

When my little boy was born I remember hearing or reading a post (I don't remember all that well) about a mum who writes a letter to their child each Birthday. Even for those early Birthdays when her child couldn't read yet, there was a letter for them to pick up when they got older. Knowing that holding onto memories with my little boy was so impo...
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Super parents

When I found out I was pregnant with my first child, I was nervous but so excited. Without having been born yet my baby was everything I wanted and he'd made my picture feel complete. It really didn't matter to me what he was going to look like, who he was going to be, he was mine and I knew I'd love him. In fact, my baby was more perfect than I co...
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Taking on 2020

So there you have it, 2020 is pretty much over. The year that told us to stay at home, made us stock up on toilet rolls for no apparent reason and got us all swapping our jeans and trousers for jogging bottoms is almost over. We grew our hair or tried to be hairdressers, turned our homes into our offices, schools, playgrounds and spas and spen...
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I'll always love Christmas

I don't know what your favourite time of the year is, but Christmas is most definitely my favourite. I think it pretty much has been for as long as I can remember. I mean what's not to love, apart from the mince pies and Christmas pudding, I don't understand why we need raisins and sultanas in everything for the festive season, give me gingerbread ...
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My photography journey

We've nearly all got at least one baby picture that surfaces on our Birthday, or on those proud parent moments. Whether we were little and sat in the bath, blowing out the candles on our Birthday cake or falling asleep in our food. We look back at that picture and either enjoy or regret that moment in time that it captures.That's the magic of photo...
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Stay at home parent

When I became a stay at home parent it just sort of happened, it wasn't part of any master plan, or anything I'd been particularly dreaming of. Life pushed me in that direction and it seemed to be best for my family. So, without any idea of what I was letting myself in for I watched the mums I knew return to work while I settled into life at home w...
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Farm to town

When my first real job started to look uncertain I decided to take a huge leap and leave the comfort and security of the farm and my childhood home and see what a big town had to offer. To be honest I surprised myself with the decision, I've always loved being at home more than being away and I had no real want to go out and experience the big wide...
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Teddy's story - Part 1

The first time I met Teddy she was only a few weeks old. A little ball of fluff with blue eyes and a moustache who lived in a wagon with her mum and three siblings. Not just any wagon though, a wagon next to a rush hour door watched by thousands of people each morning. Where, every morning of her little life she had heard my dad say 'greetings and ...
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My dad that went viral

When I tell people that my parents run a farm project, the usual response is, 'is it like a visitor centre '. That's when the conversation gets interesting, because really, how do you describe a place like CaenhillCC? The little piece of English countryside that brings rural learning to its local community, supports young and vulnerable people, tak...
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First pet

With animals around me all of my life I knew that after I lost my cat Muffin, there would come a day when I would like a pet again. That one day, spending time with the animals at my parents farm wouldn't be enough and either myself or my little boy would be coming home and asking for a pet.After seeing how good my little boy is with animals, earli...
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Father's Day thoughts

Father's Day means something different to us all, it can remind us of loss, remind us of love or simply not even matter. But, for myself, Father's Day is a reminder of how lucky I am, lucky to know some amazing dads, lucky to have some amazing dad's as such a big part of my life. I'm even luckier to have not one, or two, but three dads who have sha...
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Falling out of love with sleep

I'm pretty sure I was born to sleep. When I was little I'd happily fall asleep in my food, sleep to avoid talking to people, in fact I'd pretty much sleep anywhere, anytime. Even after a fantastic nap, I still looked forward to bedtime, some days I couldn't wait. While I disappointingly grew out of being able to fall asleep when I didn't want to ta...
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Easing lockdown

The first I knew of the most recent lockdown changes was a text from my neighbour, she'd messaged to say I could see my family again. If I'm really honest, in that moment when I read her message I felt a bit emotional. I didn't know the details, exactly how it would all work, but the first thing I thought of was how much seeing family would mean to...
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Why still Kara?

I've been blogging for a bit now, but as I finally take the plunge to rename my Instagram account (more on that on my insta feed) I thought I'd take the chance to tell you a little more about my blog title. It might be just a title to write under, but it's actually a little more than that to me and here's why.When I finally decided to get some help...
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Lockdown letter

I've got to admit I get mum guilt a lot, I guess that's the thing about being a mum, we usually want everything perfect for our little people. During lockdown I feel especially guilty that I can't explain what's going on to my boy, he's too little to understand. So, I thought I would write to my boy and let it all out, who knows, maybe one day when...
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Playing favourites

When my little boy was a baby I mostly embraced the role as his favourite parent. As a new mum there was nothing more reassuring for me than when my baby stopped crying just because I held him. It was also really convenient, he was breast fed and we were together all day every day with limited extra company at times. Knowing that he still wanted me...
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Lockdown Birthday

I wasn't going to blog about my actual Birthday. I thought I had said Birthday enough and should just concentrate on eating cake and ice cream. But then it felt like there was so much to say, so why not?! You don't have to read it. As I said in my last blog about my Birthday build up, I wasn't really excited about the day. In fact, I might even say...
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Turning 35

Birthdays change so much as you get older don't they? I'm sure I used to be counting down to my Birthday for weeks when I was younger. It was all exciting wasn't it? You'd get your favourite food, have a list of possible gifts or loads of things circled in the Argos catalogue and get to stay up late, it was better than Christmas. Though, as I appro...
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Sleeping big

Last night I should have been sat with drink in hand celebrating that for the first time in a long time my little boy didn't insist that I do his bedtime routine. But last night wasn't like just any other night, last night marked a big step in my little boy growing up. For the first time he had a duvet, a pillow, the side off his cot but he chose n...
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