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How We Got Our Baby To Sleep Through The Night

So, here it is, the blog post I have been desperate to be able to write and after 13 long months of very little sleep, I am at the point where I can actually say, he is sleeping through the night! It has been a long time coming and it’s certainly not that we haven’t tried in the past, it’s just, well, life gets in the way, doesn’t it? From attachment issues to teething, then illnesses and growth spurts, not having the energy Continue reading “How We Got Our Baby To Sleep Through The Night”

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Why I’ve Never Written A Birth Plan And Never Will

When I was pregnant the first time around I remember being asked quite early on to write out my birth plan. I recall looking at the midwife and telling her that whatever happens, happens. She replied with that I needed to at least write something down as a guide so I simply put ‘do what is needed‘. Thing is, I’m a realist. I know things in life don’t always go as expected, I know that setting up a huge plan can end in disappoint if something changes and I wanted to keep an open mind about the labour and birth. Continue reading “Why I’ve Never Written A Birth Plan And Never Will”

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Review | Coral Reef Waterworld, Bracknell

Image Credit Renovation Bay-Bee

Coral Reef Waterworld was our favourite place for swimming when Jake was younger. I would happily drive the 40 minutes from Basingstoke to Bracknell to enjoy the fun of the pools, jacuzzi, rapids, pirate ship, slide and so much more. I loved it because it was the warmest pool I had ever visited which is always important when you have babies or small children, Continue reading “Review | Coral Reef Waterworld, Bracknell”

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Sleep Deprivation Is A Bitch!

You may have noticed that I have moaned about being tired quite a lot in the last year, yeah? Well, that’s what a new baby tends to do to you, but what happens when this continues?… Basically, you turn into a moody cow, amongst other things, because sleep deprivation is a bitch! Continue reading “Sleep Deprivation Is A Bitch!”

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What To Really Expect When Your Child Starts School

Ok, we have survived a term and school is now back after the Christmas break. So, after going through what we have found to be a very tricky transition (yep, both of us!) I decided to share with you lovely lot who are completing your application forms what to REALLY expect when your child starts school. Because let’s face it, there is plenty that the school will not tell you at the parent’s evenings, there will be areas that are quickly glossed over and there are things that just simply get missed or do not seem quite as important, but as I have found out, what isn’t a big deal to some may be a big deal to you. Continue reading “What To Really Expect When Your Child Starts School”

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How To Make A Wise Man Outfit For The Average Parent (warning: Pinterest Mums do not click, the inaccuracy and lack of perfection may infuriate you!)

I am far from being a ‘Pinterest Mum’. I mean, I give things a fair good go but they usually turn out well, um, let’s say less than perfect… Just check out my, er, Halloween pumpkin cupcakes I attempted last year. They certainly didn’t look like this on Pinterest and these definitely didn’t end up at the school fair! Continue reading “How To Make A Wise Man Outfit For The Average Parent (warning: Pinterest Mums do not click, the inaccuracy and lack of perfection may infuriate you!)”

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New Years Resolutions For 2019

I love a fresh start. The feeling of out with the old, in with the new, turning over that new leaf and all those other cliches but resolutions have gone pretty much out the window for me for the last few years. I guess once you become a parent you can’t really guarantee very much as so many unexpected moments, events, illnesses etc. happen and add in the constant tiredness (if you have very small ones) and you just can’t face making these ritual promises to yourself anymore, can you? Continue reading “New Years Resolutions For 2019”