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Recovering Cynic; Fledgling Optimist; Veteran Connoisseur of Cake…
 
Welcome to The Less-Refined Mind blog. I’m Kate: WAHM and wife, breastfeeding advocate, environmentalist, and small person-referee. Join me as I strive to think better, live better, and feel better – while nurturing two feisty and precocious little girls, and maintaining my sanity positivity. Read more

Day Nursery Near Me

[Ad] My biggest has just started in reception class at school, which on the face of it might suggest that I have more time to work. But the reality is that as Pixie is home less, Elfin is beginning to nap both worse, and less! Which means the…

Woman Sneering

If you follow my blog, then you’ve heard me talk before about how I cannot abide judgemental parents. And in almost every circumstance, this is the case. However, I found myself observing a situation, and I did judge other parents. Just one actually – a mother; and I…

Family at Beach

[Ad]  We all know that holidaying with small children isn’t really holidaying at all – it’s parenting in another setting! Which is why our current ‘safe’ choice is to take long weekend staycations in the UK. But – we’ve been promising our eldest for some time that we’ll…

Newborn

I mentioned recently in my Instagram stories that I’ve become a Maternity Patient Partner. This is a voluntary role with Healthwatch Essex, with the goal being to help improve antenatal and maternity care, and everything in between. You can read more about it in Abi’s post as it…