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(Mis) adventures in Parenthood, Little League & moving your family 5,500 miles from London to California.

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Raising inquisitive kids that don't alway do what they're told

Laura Bonnell


I've always been a inquisitive kid, you know the type - that one that ask's a million "but, why?" questions. My eldest is EXACTLY the same. "He's just like you, you know?", my husband likes to point out. Often when I'm doing battle with a tidal wave of questions before Mummies morning coffee has had a chance to kick in.

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Ice-cream beards and grubby knees

Laura Bonnell

So, if there's one thing me and my husband totally agree on, it's that we want to allow our kids to be kids! We positively encourage getting mucky, falling over, learning that maybe that wasn't such a great idea after all and getting back up again. A 99 Flake tastes all the better for having had a little face submerged in it then reappear with a humorous ice-cream beard!

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We’re not big fans of ‘helicopter parenting’ so you won't find us hovering around the rug rats trying to prevent every stumble and scrape. If you hang with us, go ahead, climb up the slide the wrong way, run down a hill faster than your lil' legs can carry you, make a mud pie. We say grubby knees, yes please! 


Grubby Knees T-shirt available online. Click to link to SHOP

Grubby Knees T-shirt available online. Click to link to SHOP