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Babies

They’ll never parent like common people…..

I like Meghan and Harry a lot. And I love that squidgy new baby. I also appreciate what they’ve done by eschewing any royal title and by giving their little boy an unusually ‘un-royal’ name (minus the Mountbatten-Windsor bit of course, because that does sound very fancy). I get it and I think it’s 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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