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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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I’m not Failing, I’m a Working Mum


Since I went back to work at the beginning of last month, I’ve really struggled to shake the feeling that I failed at being a SAHM.  Every time I sit down to work, I look back at my children’s faces and a pang of guilt rocks me.  Once I get going the feeling usually passes and I get on with my job, but…

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Freelancing – Earning a Living as a Stay at Home Mum


It has been said a million times, but it’s true, being a stay at home mum is more work than a full-time job, and your shift never really ends! However, many of us still feel unsatisfied in regards to our careers, or are simply a bit short on cash, and crave something to help with both. It might be simply…

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Sleep Like a Baby with the Zen Guru Memory Foam Mattress


As parents of two young children, Hubs and I have learnt the value of sleep the hard way.  Long gone are the days when weekends were used to lie in and catch up on sleep after a week of work.  These days we often rise before the sun and finally crawl into our beds well after it sets.  Our girls aren’t…

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I’m not the Mother I Thought I’d be.


Even before I was pregnant I had a clear idea of who I would be as a mother.  My children would listen to me, they wouldn’t throw tantrums and we would enjoy playing all day.  I also didn’t feel like I would need to work, being a SAHM would be enough.  I had the rest of my life planned out. After…

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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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KidloLand App – Review and Giveaway


When was the last time you gave your child a tablet to play on, without you feeling the pang of screen time guilt? As Mothers (and Fathers) we aim to educate our children from noon ’till night. We attempt to restrict access to screens, occasionally constantly trying to engage our in activities to nourish their minds.  Whilst doing so, the laundry…

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SAHM vs. Working Mum


Confidence. Some people have it in bucket loads. Some people hardly have any.  Many are good at pretending they have it. Others shy away and hide when they feel it lacking. In my world confidence comes and goes. Some days I am so sure I am on the right track – it is on these days that I am truly me. On…

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