Tag Archives : toddler

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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Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Disney Store!


Ever since I was small Disney has always been a big part of my life.  I loved nothing better than snuggling on the sofa to watch my favourite movies!  Now that I have children of my own I think it’s essential that I educate them on all things Disney, I have an extensive library that they’re already so familiar with!…

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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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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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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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A New Year and a New Start?


I’m not a big believer in New Year’s resolutions.  I think if i’m going to make a change I should just do it.  No preparing myself for it, just biting the bullet and going for it. However, as 2017 is fast approaching I can’t shake the niggling feeling that something has to give.  The freshness of the New Year seems…

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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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A Play Dough Recipe for the not so Crafty Parent!


Crafts are not my thing.  Sometimes I feel like they should be, so i try really hard to make it happen.  This usually ends up in a stressed out mummy who has to call in super dad to save the day.  There isn’t much my husband can’t turn his hand to.  I find it an attraction whilst at the same…

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Dear Diary: This Week I Turn 26


This week I turn 26.  My birthday is my absolute favourite time of the year.  I still get excited about it and love waking up knowing I’m going to spend the day exactly as I please! Prior to having children I would have a ‘birthday week’.  This was literally an excuse to enjoy a whole weeks worth of celebrations.  We…

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