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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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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Bake Off? I can do that!

Before becoming a parent, I was fairly convinced that once I had my baby, not only would I become a veritable queen of crafts, but I would also make the instantaneous transition from incompetent cook to all round domestic goddess. Post birth and during our second week of dining on Doritos and grapes in the company …

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Perfecting imperfection

Remember when you were pregnant, dutifully taking your pregnancy vitamins, and eating rocket and leafy green veg until your very follicles were folic-full? Remember when you planned how you would bring up your perfect, precious child? How you would do everything in your power to help them to develop socially and intellectually?  How you would …

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