• The Hospital Bag: Practical vs The Impractical
    Ah the dreaded hospital bag, a daunting task because you just don’t know where to begin.  What will I need?  How long will I have to stay?  Plus, it makes it all very real!  So here is my list – what I packed and what I actually used!  Funnily enough I have fallen into the …

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  • Potty training and pending arrivals!
    Potty training, AKA insurmountable-mountain-to-climb is something we have been thinking about for a while now.  Here’s the thing, Paige is not really talking in sentences, or on demand and still prefers the relatively nonsensical but beautiful babblings of an adorable toddler.  Nursery was helping in terms of wanting to be understood by her peers but …

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  • Staying sane with a toddler for company!
    The happiest of new years to you and welcome to 2021!  On January 1st without fail everyone says “wow, what a year” – but this time it really was!  Although it wasn’t all bad, for instance; Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden welcomed a new baby into the world, as did Robbie and Ayda Williams, Enrique …

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  • The much-anticipated meeting of Mr and Mrs S. Claus
    We are almost there!  Workplaces are gearing up to wind down, nurseries and schools are hurtling towards the finish line and you cannot turn the radio on without Mariah Carey telling us what she wants for Christmas!  😊 What a year it has been, for me it seems to have gone in the blink of …

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  • The end of a season: the end of an era
    We are official in the last few days of Autumn and Winter’s icy breath is right around the corner (according to the meteorological calendar anyway).  Think Winter wonderlands, icy crystals hanging from the branches, mittens, wellies, rosy cheeks, and cosy homes…and of course I’m A Celebrity! In my house, this signifies that Christmas is fast …

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  • Winter Warmers
    Brrrr, we made it to November, despite the rain and the wind and the grey skies, it’s officially the run up to Christmas and we are allowed to be excited now!  …I’m fairly sure that this new found excitement extends to the obligatory consumption of mince pies and chocolates too, right? So, what does November …

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  • Having a baby? What do you actually need?
    Congratulations!!  You are having a baby!  …Overwhelmed yet?  Received countless snippets of ‘advice’ (helpful, scary or otherwise)?  Realised yet that everyone who has older kids thinks they are an expert and are only too willing to pass on that expert advice?  Haha take it all as it’s meant; with love I think, but also a …

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  • Break throughs and gender reveals!
    Yes we’ve made it to October – the winter coats have come out and the pumps have been swapped for boots.  Amongst all the sparkly early morning frost, the sun glinting off still puddles and the light breeze in your hair, did you know its only 73 days till Christmas?  Ahhhh!  But it’s ok, we …

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  • Pre-School Nerves!
    Ah September! A new season; russet leaves crunching underfoot, trees ablaze with new colour, lining your window sills with conkers (they really do keep the spiders out!), falling acorns littering your lawn, and yes, the terrifying prospect of sending our babies to the Big House! …AKA Pre-school!  (Que appropriately spine-chilling music – possibly a tiny …

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