Tag Archives : Baby

Sleeplessness, Dancing and Buckets of Rain


Today has been a miserable day.  Hubs headed back to work after a few days off, leaving me to solo-parent two under two.  The rain has been torrential and the littlest of my brood refused to nap, not even a wink! Now usually I rock parenting two so young. I’m no expert and far from perfect, but over the past…

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Happy Birthday Baby J!


As  I sit down to write this, I’m struggling to comprehend that I will soon have a two year old!  I know it’s a cliché , but time really does fly.  It only seems like yesterday that we found out we were expecting, never mind bringing our newborn home.  Since she is approaching her second birthday I’m not sure I…

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A Potty Training Dilemma


The eldest of my girls will soon be two and so the question of when to officially start potty training keeps popping into my mind.  Up until now we have had successful use of the potty, but by no means are we fully trained. I first gave her the option of using the potty at around eighteen months, one day she told me when…

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Getting Crafty with Johnstone’s Magnetic Blackboard Paint


This week Hubs has had some well deserved leave annual leave from work and we’ve had such a great week spending time together as a family!  One of the great things about my husband is that he loves a project and so this week, Johnstone’s couldn’t have timed it better when they asked us to try out their Magnetic Blackboard Paint. …

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Getting Through with Two Under Two


My eldest will be two May which means my time of parenting two under two is coming to an end.  It’s been an epic two years of tears, tantrums, laughs and memories.  Not all of the tears and tantrums were from the kids either!  I often wonder how I’ve gotten through the last two years alive, but I did and…

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Reflections as my Littlest Turns One


I’m struggling to believe that a whole year has passed since the littlest of my girls was born.  This time last year I was waddling around waiting, not so patiently to be induced.  Excited to meet our second born and even more excited not to be pregnant, after carrying my first and second for what was very nearly eighteen months straight.…

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Don’t Panic! Dealing with A Sick Child


As a parent, it’s easy to overreact if your child gets sick. Every single cough or sneeze will ring alarm bells and before you know it you’re halfway to the hospital, only to find out once you get there that everything is absolutely fine. We’ve all done it at some point, we just can’t help worrying and parents can feel guilty if…

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Dear Diary: Accepting I’ll Never have Another Baby.


The littlest of my babies will be one in April.  She’s hitting milestones left right and centre as she changes from baby to toddler.  She’s eating solid foods and crawling along the floor trying to keep up with her big sister.  Long gone is the tiny baby we bought home from hospital. A huge part of me is glad that…

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Arty Apple Personalised Gifts Review


Christmas is just around the corner.  People up and down the country are in a frenzy of shopping, wrapping presents and preparing the big day.  Personally I am terrible at present buying although I do like to buy people nice, thoughtful gifts that can be treasured.  That’s why I didn’t hesitate to review products from the Arty Apple personalised gifts range –…

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Toddler Groups: Heaven or Hell? 


As a SAHM I sometimes feel that my children miss out.  If I went to work and them to nursery they would socialise more with children their own age.  They would play with different toys, eat different foods and learn how to interact with different kinds of people. When Baby J was small I braved my first mother and baby…

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