Woman sitting in bed at night watching films on laptop and not sleeping
Parenting

Three signs that you probably need more sleep

Sleep, for parents, is a funny thing. Yep, it’s absolutely hilarious. Because when your children are babies, you’re awake more than half the night with them and end up barely functioning due to sheer exhaustion. But then, as they get older and start to reliably sleep through (if you’re lucky), you could feasibly return to …

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Parenting

Four reasons why parenting in a heatwave is no fun

Now, I love a heatwave as much as the next person. That is, if the next person is a frazzled mum of two, sweating buckets, wearing weather-inappropriate clothes and longing for a nice cool, cloudy day. Because you see, since having children, heatwaves (much like holidays) are not what they once were. Whereas the mention …

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child painting at preschool
Parenting

The end of pre-school

For the last couple of months it has been periodically hitting me (like a saucepan to the face), that Little B is coming to the end of her time at pre-school. And now her final week is here. I won’t lie: she’s beyond ready for school and has been for a while now. But I’m …

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mum and two children at animal kingdom in disneyworld
Parenting

The Mum Tag 2019

I was tagged by Josie from Me, Them and the Others (about 6 weeks ago – oops!) to answer 15 questions about being a mum. It’s been a long time coming, so without further ado, here are all my answers: 1. Favourite mum hack? I’m not sure I’m sufficiently sophisticated at parenting to have a …

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Toy Story Party May 2019 Poster for Smyths featuring woody and buzz lightyear
Reviews

Smyths are having a party and we’re all invited!

This is a collaborative post with Smyths Toy Superstores. Our little girl loves a visit to Smyths to browse the toys, mainly because she firmly believes that it’s never too early to start putting together your birthday and Christmas lists. And I have to admit, I don’t mind it either. A wander around Smyths is …

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What happened to easter
Life

Easter: what the heck happened?

Now, I know I run the risk of sounding like a grumpy old woman, but seriously: what the heck happened to Easter? I remember, as a child, waiting in anticipation for Easter Sunday to arrive: the excitement of finally being able to open and scoff all the Easter eggs that had been gathering on the …

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