There are lots of discussions going on at the moment about working mums and the need for affordable childcare. With the average cost of a day nursery being £177 per week per child (much more in London)  parents need to seriously look at their pay and circumstances before making a decision to stay in work after having a child. After deciding nursery is for you next comes the choice, and really you only have your feelings and instinct to go on. As we have seen in the news even with Ofsted registration nurseries with all the right credentials are only…

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Dying Matters Did you know this week is Dying Matters Awareness week?  This campaign aims to provide the opportunity to talk about dying, death, bereavement, and making plans for the end of life. This year’s theme is ‘The Big Conversation’. I’ve had ‘The big conversation?’  After my Mum had been very ill and miraculously recovered (honestly the medical staff couldn’t believe it) we were talking about how ill she had been. The conversation turned to funerals, and I asked Mum if she would be cremated or buried, after a short pause she said cremated. She then added, we are running…

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Nearly everyone in Liverpool has some connection to Hillsborough, if they didn’t lose a friend or family member then they know someone who did, as did my family When young my Dad was in the Merchant Navy, I remember my Mum had a little vanity case of photos and postcards sent from all over the world and I loved to look through the case and glimpse their life and friends, which looked so glamorous.

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We’re a few weeks in on our Talk about it Tuesday linky now, co-hosting with Claire over at Six degrees of harmony has been an asset. We’ve had some great posts linked up, and very heartfelt thoughts have been shared. This week I have written a post supporting the #SeriouslyAwkward  campaign organised by The Children’s Society.  The campaign hopes to change the law to protect vulnerable 16-17 year olds who have no protection from harm as they fall between childhood and adulthood. You can help by signing the petition   <div align=”center”><a href=”http://theuncheshirewife.com/talk-tuesday/” title=”The Uncheshire Wife” target=”_blank”><img src=”http://theuncheshirewife.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/talk-about-it-tuesday-grab.jpg” alt=”The Uncheshire…

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Do you know the latest cure for Arthritis is a molecule from a Parasitic worm? You probably don’t, but I read this stuff all the time.  After 30 years of coping with this condition I now take absolutely no notice. Over 20 years ago I was given the wonder drug of the time, which nearly killed me. A  side effect of suppressed appetite, weight loss and extreme fatigue was rare and at first denied by clinicians,  after stopping medication the quick return of appetite seemed to confirm  suspicions. What I have learnt over the years is every drug acts differently on…

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