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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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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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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Parenting

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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