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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”

9 things I will do differently with baby number two

9 Things I Will Do Differently With My Second Baby

This may seem a little premature when I am only 16 weeks pregnant but there are a few things that I know I will do differently with baby number two. I’m not saying that I got it wrong with Jake, I definitely did everything that was right for him at the time and for me as a first time Mum. Being a Mum has been the best thing that has ever happened to me Continue reading “9 Things I Will Do Differently With My Second Baby”

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The Continuing Effects Children Have On Your Body

I wrote a post a little while ago about postpartum bodies but little did I realise that the effects continue on far longer and some areas you don’t even seem to notice until it’s too late! Oh, and it’s not only limited to us Mums… which kinda makes me smile. Yes, Dads, you are also affected by the lack of sleep, stress, exhaustion and restricted ‘me time’. Continue reading “The Continuing Effects Children Have On Your Body”

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6 Things No One Tells You About Your Postpartum Body

You may have had a rough ride during pregnancy and then you have either squeezed a little person out of your lady area or been cut open and you are thinking that’s your body done with all the changes and miracle working for one year… but very few people will go on and talk to you about the changes which continue to happen postpartum – most probably because they don’t Continue reading “6 Things No One Tells You About Your Postpartum Body”

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The Dawn of the Threenager

I had previously heard of the term ‘Threenager’ (a three year old who acts out as a teenager) but assumed that it was simply an extension of the toddler stage and wouldn’t upheave my life any more than his previous ‘toddlerdom‘ behaviour already had done. Last week I was proven wrong… Very wrong!

After witnessing a brand new attitude, repeatedly being told that certain things were  Continue reading “The Dawn of the Threenager”

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How Motherhood Has Changed Me

When I imagined myself being pregnant I had visions of being in tears at every soppy advert, eating the strangest of foods and finally softening up after years of being quite a tough cookie! None of this happened. I continued to be Continue reading “How Motherhood Has Changed Me”