Benefits Of Positive Parenting
Feb23

Benefits Of Positive Parenting

I try my best to be positive with Mia as much as I can. Sasha probably does it a bit better than me, as Mia certainly has her moments which can try my patience! But both of us strive to raise Mia to be a confident and independent girl. We encourage her, praise her and make sure she’s living in a positive environment at home. Positive parenting has become rather popular recently as more and more parents try to understand how to...

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Pros And Cons Of Permissive Parenting
Feb23

Pros And Cons Of Permissive Parenting

Mia’s going through the terrible two’s at the moment. For Sasha and I, it just feels like tantrum after tantrum, followed by acts of kindness and genuine empathy. She’s like a mini Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde 🙂 I didn’t read up on parenting styles at all when Sasha was pregnant. I just figured we’d both be the best parents we could be. Acting firm and fair, while raising her in a positive environment and giving...

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Setting Up A Baby Nursery For The First Time
Feb20

Setting Up A Baby Nursery For The First Time

I’m rubbish at DIY. There I said it. My friend told me some years ago how easy it was to set up a nursery for his baby boy. He talked about his experience and his words filled me with optimism. I mean, if he could do it, surely I could create a masterpiece first time? At the time it hadn’t crossed my mind that he had probably gone through the process more than once. I mean, he had three children and so I would hardly call him a...

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Best Tennis Strings For Topspin and Control
Feb16

Best Tennis Strings For Topspin and Control

At the weekend, I had a tennis lesson with a friend who I knew from college. I hadn’t seen him in over 15 years. He’s now a tennis coach living in sunny Bournemouth, in the UK. Living the dream 🙂 (if the weather’s nice) Anyway, as we were playing, he let me have a go on his new Mantis tennis racket, which had just been restrung. Wow! I was amazed at how much more spin and power I could get with my shots. I have a cheap Wilson Racket...

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Pros and Cons of Tennis Court Surfaces
Feb14

Pros and Cons of Tennis Court Surfaces

To date, I’ve only ever played on hard courts. In the UK, this is the most common surface to play on, and for a small fee per year, I can play as many times as I like in my local area… …providing there’s a free court. It’s tremendous value really. However, I would love to try playing on clay or grass someday, just to experience the differences between them. I might discover one surface suits my game better. For this blog post, I...

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