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Back to 'Normal'

Anyone else had a tough week last week? As the end of the festive season approached, the husband started to complain about going back to...

New Year

So that was it, New Year’s Eve. I spent it in bed, breastfeeding a sleeping baby in order to try and keep him asleep and dreading the...

G-g-g-gruffalo

So here we are, post Christmas excess, trying to avoid the temptation of the sales, and what do we plan to do? Why head into central...

4.20am

It’s 4.20 in the morning. We are awake. Not ‘oh the baby needs feeding awake,’ but wide awake, I want to play/learn/develop awake. This...

Urban Bing!

Round the corner, not far away, Bing is avoiding the drunks leaving the rehab centre today... Flop: Oh no Bing! I think we have run out...

To the moon and back.

Have you ever noticed how this phrase is emblazoned on so many children’s products? Clothes, wall plaques, toys, soothers...’I love you...

Cashmere socks.

When I was pregnant with The Girl, my brother bought me a beautiful pair of cashmere socks for Christmas. When he gave them to me he said...

Tiring out a toddler

I’m no expert on this, and I am learning all the time, but here is a list of things I do to try and tire the toddler out. My list may be...

Small Victories

They both have colds! Thankfully, even after the check up and annual booster, The Dog is fine, but both The Boy and The Girl have colds....

2-&-a-Half year old's sleep

As a general rule, The Girl Is a good sleeper. She has her off days (or weeks) but there is always a cause. Teething, usually. New...

Trick or Treat (but mostly trick)

I don’t like Halloween. I’m not a big fan of things that are ‘scary’ anyway, I hate horror movies, and Halloween is fast becoming my...

Bananas, and such...

Today has been hard. I’m back to being on my own most of the day after a week with relatives and friends about. The cotbed mattress I...

Half term

This week is half term, so The Girl is not going to nursery. This leaves me with both children for a week unrolling in front of me. Never...

A reminder that a dog is a dog.

Friday is a funny day. The Girl is really tired from 3 days on the bounce at nursery and it’s her swimming day. She loves swimming. Loves...

Today's Judgement

Judgement. Might be one of the things about parenting I am most concerned about. Don't get me wrong, I worry about pleanty, and I know...

Baby Loss awareness Week

I have been reminded a lot that I still haven't mentioned this on the blog this week as it turns out there is Such a thing as Babyloss...

Getting from A to B

Last weekend we took a bit of a risk. Heading out with both children we made the brave decision to leave the double buggy at home and...