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Ways to prepare for your baby’s arrival

Preparing for your new arrival can feel incredibly daunting (and expensive!) – especially if it is your first baby. The main thing is to not panic or stress yourself out. To help you prepare for your baby’s arrival, it is worth getting everything in check over the course of 9 months to help ease the transition into ‘Mum mode’, giving you more time at the end of your pregnancy to put your feet up. Continue reading “Ways to prepare for your baby’s arrival”

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We are Turtle Tots Ambassadors! #bringonthesmiles

It is official, I can finally shout it from the rooftops “We are Turtle Tots Ambassadors!” and I have been dying to tell you all for weeks now. But I had to wait (along with 5 other eager bloggers from around the country) until the official announcement day on the May 1st. Continue reading “We are Turtle Tots Ambassadors! #bringonthesmiles”

Mum and teen

How To Help Your Teen Live Their Dreams

As our kids get older, it’s easy to think that our support is no longer required. You couldn’t be further from the truth. In truth, your son or daughter needs you through their teen years like never before.

These are the years that could shape their entire future. Here are just four ways that you can provide the guidance and direction needed for them to unlock their full potential. Continue reading “How To Help Your Teen Live Their Dreams”

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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!”

why I was wrong about co-sleeping

Why I Was Wrong About Co-Sleeping

Before you become a parent you know it all, don’t you? I mean, how many times did you look at a parent and think my kid wouldn’t be stropping in the street like that, my kid will eat all their dinner, no fuss from my amazing imaginary children! My baby will be in a great routine from early on, oh and they will never, ever sleep in the bed with me. Yeah, this was me all over and I’m here to admit it because at the end of the day I had no clue, not one at all. I assumed far too much, I had never experienced the type of sleep deprivation that comes with children (only from drunken nights out!). I had never had a tiny person rely on me 24/7 and I never had to question every decision I made throughout the day– over and over and over again. Continue reading “Why I Was Wrong About Co-Sleeping”

sick days

Sick Days as a Parent?! Yeah, They Don’t Exist!

Remember the days when you were ill pre-babies? (Just?) You called in sick to work, you could pull the covers back over your head and sleep all morning. Then you could get up and have a long soak in the bath, make yourself a lemsip and curl up in front of the telly under a blanket. You were probably only ill for a day or so because you could recover so quickly from all that lovely rest and sleep… Bliss!

And now? Continue reading “Sick Days as a Parent?! Yeah, They Don’t Exist!”

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10 Things I’ve Learnt Since Becoming a Mum Again

Having your first baby is a huge learning curve. The nappies, the sleepless nights, breastfeeding, teething, weaning, learning to leave the house with the biggest bag packed full of items to prepare you for every possible circumstance. You cry, you laugh, you wonder why you did it one minute and the next you are beaming with pride… it’s a funny old time but you get there. The first year passes and your tiny baby gradually turns into an actual little person and then you have all sorts of other areas to contend with; toddler anyone?! Tantrums, potty training, why Mummy but why’s?!

And then you decide to do it all over again… Continue reading “10 Things I’ve Learnt Since Becoming a Mum Again”