Monthly Archives: June 2013

The naptime routine

I am seriously impressed with my youngest. You know how kids can mess about while walking with their parents, running away, pulling and swinging off mum’s coat, refusing to go in the pushchair? But then when you come to a … Continue reading

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How to motivate a toddler

There are many things in a toddler’s life that they have to do but don’t want to. Safety things like holding someone’s hand when crossing the road or wearing seatbelts. Health things like brushing teeth and eating vegetables. Social things … Continue reading

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Learning to deal with two

I am still getting the hang of coping with two children at home all day. I love looking after M, and looking after E, but the BOTH of them is kind of hard work. There are extremes of awesomeness when … Continue reading

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Grateful

Today has been a good day. Husband is still sick, and off work, but not so sick he’s bed-bound so he’s been on hand to help with little things like baby cuddles allowing me some quality mumm-toddler time, and putting … Continue reading

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Sick Baby!

A few days ago M came back from nursery all snotty. I don’t tend to notice these days because she’s two-and-a-half and constantly snotty. Or painty. Or wet. Or muddy. Or all four. Shortly after husband began to get symptoms … Continue reading

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Toddler Home Crafts

Inspired rather by this blog post, I will freely admit.  From this week onwards my eldest, M, is home with me three days out of five during the week. We chose to keep her in nursery for those two remaining … Continue reading

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Why I Love Real Nappies

When I was pregnant I was certain I would use real nappies. I loved the idea of them – they’re different (I like to steer away from the norm), environmentally friendly, kind of cute. I spent a lot of money … Continue reading

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Grand Garden Plans

Husband and I have started what will no doubt be a long, drawn-out renovation of the garden. We are lucky enough to have a large garden (1930s ex-military house in a semi-rural area), and when we moved in 4 years … Continue reading

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The fun of feeding a refluxy baby

This is E. Unlike her big sister, we have managed to get our breastfeeding relationship off to a good start by ensuring she has a good latch and thus preventing 12 weeks of cracked nipples and mastitis agony. Also unlike … Continue reading

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Why I am a Breastfeeding Advocate (a.k.a. why I love boobs)

I am very pro-breastfeeding. That is not to say I am anti-formula, and I do not consider myself a ‘boob nazi’ or other similarly militant-sounding title. I am just someone who thinks more people can, and should, breastfeed and for … Continue reading

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