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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smyths baby room catalogue
Reviews

Review: Smyths Baby Room Catalogue

It’s not every time I look through a catalogue that I have a little cry, but that’s just what happened this afternoon with the new Smyths Baby Room Catalogue. I was looking for ideas for Little W’s first birthday next month and I suddenly realised how quickly the time is going. I’m positive it was …

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Oh the joy of messy play
Parenting

Messy play: All good clean fun?

I’m a big fan of baby and toddler groups. My little girl had a full schedule of them up until she started preschool. They were great for her confidence and also helped to get us into a good routine. We did them all: gymnastics, music, swimming, dancing, playgroups…. However, there was one thing I just …

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Christmas is coming and so is the Smyths catalogue!

It’s started. September is here again, and so begins the descent into winter and the countdown to Christmas. Each year there are five tell tale signs that summer is long gone, and that winter and Christmas are on the way: The rain and drizzle returns and that spare bedroom, which has spent the last few …

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Review: Jordan & Judy honeycomb glass bottle

I spent all summer chasing my 3 year old around the garden with her water bottle, panicking that she wasn’t getting enough fluids during the seemingly never ending heatwave. I also tried to get water into my 4 month old to make sure he didn’t end up dehydrated (although he was having none of it, …

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Parenting

Preparing for preschool

It’s that time of year again, when parents up and down the land are dusting down their fireplaces and polishing their front doors, ready for the obligatory ‘first-day-back-at-school-in-oversized-uniform’ photo. Thankfully we’re not quite there yet. Partly because our front door is beyond redemption but mainly because Little B only started preschool in January and has …

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