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Claire McLean (Grumpinator)
Mum, Wife, Teacher, Blog Writer, Tea Drinker,
Mum, Wife, Teacher, Blog Writer, Tea Drinker,
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Too Fat To Give Birth
Okay, before you start reading I must disclose that this may come across as a ranting post and there may be some bad language. This post has been sitting in my drafts folder for a while now. I keep adding and tweeking bits. Let me start at the beginning, my...
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Getting YoursELF Ready
It's nearing that time of year again where Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Blogs will be filled with pictures of Elves getting up to their tricks. In our house we have fully embraced Elf on the Shelf and our Elf, Buddy, has become a huge part of our lives....
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Grateful for the Mess
I looked around myself on Dec 27th and I was surrounded by mess. Total chaos. Toys everywhere, sweetie wrappers lying abandoned in the corners of the room, several kids cups half filled with water on each available surface. My windows and patio door were co...
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Real Parenting - Is it as crazy and chaotic behind your lens as it is mine?
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Keeping It Real
I do have a rather annoying habit of looking through Facebook and jumping on bandwagons. Someone is cutting up sandwiches into rockets with stars, planets and asteroids flying about the lunchbox, panic sets in, I need to be doing this! I am failing in my du...
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My first post since Feb! Felt a little bit teary writing this one. 
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Letting Go
It's been about 7 months since I wrote my last blog post. I had got to the point where closing down the blog seemed to be the right thing to do. After much deliberation I have decided to stick with it but the plan is to refresh the look and refvamp the writ...
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365 Happy Days 6,7,8/52
I think the exhaustion of being ill just took over me the past fortnight when I went back to work. I didn't post my 365 photos or link up. So apologies but you are getting a 3 week run down! 3 more days will see an end to my first year in photos. I started ...
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Are You Ready for Unexpected Guests?
My Shiny Sink I am no domestic goddess. It is a well known fact that I have struggled over the years with my lack of care and attention to housework. The thing is, there are 2 breeds of people. Ones who are organised and  great at running a house. They natu...
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365 Happy Days 5/52
I'd love to tell you that it has been a better week but it hasn't. I've been off work ill all work and I still don't feel much better. I am not going to dwell on it or moan so lets move on. I have struggled with my lack of phone this week (it's still away g...
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