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Dear Son, Somehow it is Time for School…

Dear Jake,

Somehow it is time for school and I know that you’re ready… but am I?

I couldn’t let this huge milestone pass without writing down how I feel about this whole new transition yet I have sat here staring at a blank screen for a while now and I just don’t know where to start.  Continue reading “Dear Son, Somehow it is Time for School…”

how we've been making positive eco-friendly changes

How We’ve Been Making Positive Eco-friendly Changes

A little while ago I wrote about 5 changes I was planning on making to be more eco-friendly; do away with clingfilm, buy a compost bin, grow our own, switch to reusable nappies and reusable sanitary towels. At the time I had the idea but I must admit that what with being a parent of two now, being tired most of the time and being quite stuck in my ways, I felt a little hesitant and apprehensive. It’s daft how we all get so Continue reading “How We’ve Been Making Positive Eco-friendly Changes”

why we are changing to cloth nappies

Why We are Changing to Cloth Nappies

Just recently I have been looking more and more into making the change from disposable nappies to cloth nappies and after looking into all the pros and cons, after speaking to those who have been converted for years and researching what is available on the market, I am about to take the leap and this is why: Continue reading “Why We are Changing to Cloth Nappies”

5 ways I'm going to be more ecologically friendly

5 Ways I’m Going to be More Ecologically Friendly

The focus to be more ecologically friendly is definitely a big talking point at the moment and it’s making me think about how bad we are in our own home for throwing away too much plastic, using too many non-reusable items and not really thinking enough about what else can actually be recycled.

I think as a parent it can be a really tough area to crack, though. It is so easy to buy disposable nappies, wipes and anything that seemingly makes our lives simpler at a time when we are super busy and extremely tired but in the long run how much waste are we producing and how much money are we spending without realising? It’s going to take a bit of time to work out what I need to change overall, but to start with I have 5 focus areas: Continue reading “5 Ways I’m Going to be More Ecologically Friendly”

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Help, My Four-Year-Old is Broken!

Ok, so tell me this. How come I heard so much about the terrible two’s and then the Threenager stage but why has no one ever mentioned the four-year-old to me, eh?! The last two stages were nothing compared to what we have hit right now and I don’t think I am exaggerating when I say my four-year-old is broken!

Is anyone else’s child around this age happy one minute, having a meltdown the next, then angry, then storming off to their bedroom, crying, then suddenly happy again? Continue reading “Help, My Four-Year-Old is Broken!”

my boy

When Your Boy Really Turns into a Boy!

We’ve gradually made our way through the stages. The terrible two’s weren’t too bad and I would have to say this threenager stage has been much worse but now I have found myself wandering into new territory, a place where my child is testing and pushing boundaries more than he ever has done before. Yep, Jake is turning into a proper boy!

It’s been a change over the last 2 weeks and Continue reading “When Your Boy Really Turns into a Boy!”

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Turning Any House Into A Family Home

There are few things more exciting in this life than finding out that you’re going to be a parent. The sheer excitement and euphoria of it is something that nothing else really compares to. Of course, there’s also a fair amount of fear and worry that comes with the news that your family is about to get a little bit bigger. One of the most common worries that a lot of people have is how they’re going to be able to make their home work with the new arrival. After all, the kind of home that’s perfect for a couple isn’t necessarily going to cut it when there’s a little one running around. With that in mind, here are a few things to consider when trying to turn any house into a family home. Continue reading “Turning Any House Into A Family Home”