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Many professional athletes trace their success stories back to their formative years and having parents who encouraged them to pursue sports instead of hindering their growth by telling them to focus solely on academic work.

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Many professional athletes trace their success stories back to their formative years and having parents who encouraged them to pursue sports instead of hindering their growth by telling them to focus solely on academic work.

  There is simply no substitute for having parents who are fully supportive of one’s athletic abilities, and as a mom, you surely don’t want to be the first person to stand in the way of your child’s full athletic potential. However, it’s not always easy to raise young athletes, especially if you aren’t one yourself. There are many aspects to that athletic culture and lifestyle you probably won’t ever understand, and it won’t be easy to watch your little one get impossibly tired physically, mentally, and emotionally all because of their love for sports. But don’t you worry. In...


Sweater Hugs, Here and Now, and From Beyond

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Sweater Hugs, Here and Now, and From Beyond

At the far end of my closet, a familiar sweater sways from a bamboo hanger. It’s no longer the lush white it once was, and the scent of Chantilly perfume faded away years ago. But it’s hers, and it’s mine, and with it, we will always be together. At least, that’s what my grieving mind still tells me. Its rows of intricate stitches are cool from weeks of being tucked away in the dark. I give it a gentle shake and hold it up near the bedroom window, warming both my hands and the fabric in the evanescent rays of sun. Light...


You probably know by now that we’re joining in with #SecondHandSeptember this month

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You probably know by now that we’re joining in with #SecondHandSeptember this month

Last week I mentioned in our mini charity shop haul that we’d found a bargain 99p t-shirt and today, I’ve enlisted the help of Miss Frugal who’s volunteered to show us all the different ways you can style the t-shirt so it’s perfect for all occasions. The t-shirt she’s using today is a H&M oversized black t-shirt which is the perfect length as it’s just long enough to pass as a dress as well as be worn as a t-shirt.  The best thing about it for me is that it cost just 99p from the sale rack in the Age...