Parenting

Regrets, I’ve had a few…..

I’m not one of those people who looks back on their life and says ‘If I could do it all again, I wouldn’t change a thing’. I’d love to say that I have no regrets, but that would be a lie. I have plenty.  If I was to talk about a couple of my biggest …

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Toddler playing at baby club
Parenting

The Baby Club, the Baby Club yeah…

If you know, you know. Of course I’m talking about CBeebies’ The Baby Club. There is something about this programme that captivates both my 4 year old and 1 year old. Everything stops for The Baby Club. They can be immersed in play or a packet of Pom-Bears, but as soon as they hear the …

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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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Parent holding melting ice cream cone at the beach in hot weather or heatwave
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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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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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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