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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Life

40? How did that happen?

It’s my 40th birthday tomorrow and I cannot believe it. I feel nowhere near old enough to be 40. I still haven’t even got used to referring to myself as a woman. In my head, I’m still a 20 year old girl, bopping away in the local indie club with my corduroy jeans and pixie …

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Babies

Back with a baby!

We have a new baby!  Fourteen weeks ago we became proud parents to a lovely (endlessly hungry) little boy. He is particularly special as there were times when we doubted if another baby would ever be possible. We became pregnant with Little B so quickly, but this little man was another story. For well over …

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Parenting

Six things I learned in six months of potty training

If you’ve read my previous post on our experience with all things potty, you will know that I am a potty training whizz.  I guarantee that listening to my advice will have your toddlers out of nappies and fully toilet trained quicker than you can scream “You’ve done it on the carpet again? Seriously?”. Ok, …

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Life

Mission Impossible?

I like to think that I’m fairly resilient. I’ve climbed Mount Fuji with nothing more than a banana to eat, navigated my way by train through India, and have even ventured into Sainsburys on Christmas Eve. I’m not afraid of a challenge and won’t easily be beaten, but I have to be honest: I think I may …

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Parenting

Potty training in 5 attempts (and counting)

I was reluctant to begin potty training. Ok, I was terrified. I’m not sure if I’m alone here, but I was quite happy plodding on with nappies to be honest. I knew how they worked, I knew how baby changing areas worked, and I felt confident (for the most part) that with my toddler wearing …

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Reviews

Review of bakerdays’ Valentine’s Letterbox Gift Cake

I was two weeks into a surprisingly promising healthy eating regime when bakerdays contacted me to ask if I’d like to review one of their 5″Letterbox Gift Cakes.  Not wanting to jeopardise my first (of probably many) weight loss attempts of the year, I agonised for a couple of days before declining their offer….. Oh, …

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