Monthly Archives: October 2013

The Birthday Party

M turns 3 today. Happy birthday, M! For some reason this birthday doesn’t feel as significant as the previous two. Maybe because her peers are mostly older than her now, and the next big thing will be starting school which … Continue reading

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Play Cooking

One activity that seems to keep M occupied for long periods of time is play cooking. Or home role-play. Anything involving  play food, kitchen stuff, shopping stuff. She loves making me soups and pies and ice creams and bringing them … Continue reading

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This Moment

E is fussing, over tired and hungry. I lay her in my bed and try to convince her to stay on her side, but she wants to roll onto her tummy. Always on her tummy at the moment! I lay … Continue reading

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The Day We Made The Train

After my slightly miserable post recently I had a big old moan to Tom about things. I poured my heart out about everything; how I’m worried about discipline and feel like I need some guidance. How M’s sleep patterns are … Continue reading

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The trials of looking after two

I’m just going to come out and say this. Increasingly, at times, I am frustrated by looking after M all day. It’s hard, it’s exhausting, it’s mentally draining. She craves so much energy and creativity and I worry I can’t … Continue reading

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Dropping a nap

Yesterday M refused to nap at nursery. She’s just moved up to the 3-5 year old room, and so few of the children in that age range still nap that they send them into the 2-3 year room if they … Continue reading

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The Breastfeeding Photographs

Last week, I inquired about getting some professional breastfeeding photos done. I have just come back from the session. It was fun! I was a little concerned E was going to be grumpy as she had tried to fall asleep … Continue reading

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Elimination Communication – so many questions!

I have reached a point with E where I feel the basics of EC are now fairly firmly-grounded. She knows the connection between a potty and peeing, and will usually perform (with great delight) when held on one. However I’m … Continue reading

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International Babywearing Week

Did you know it’s International Babywearing Week? Actually, neither did I until a few days ago… Anyway, here are some of my favourite babywearing photos to celebrate!    

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Potty Training – stuck in a rut

Potty training M has been pretty straight forward. She seemed ready, so we started going nappy-free at home sometimes. She was at first very responsive to stickers as a reward for using the potty and would want to sit again … Continue reading

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