my two boys Jake and William

7 Things I’ve Done Differently With My Second Child That REALLY Have Worked

Before I had William, I had a bit of a think about how I wanted to do some things differently with my second baby,9 to be specific and these included trying more classes, not listening to others’ comments, giving baby-led weaning a go, mastering expressing, breastfeeding for longer, amongst others. Well, he is now 18 months old so I thought I would do a follow-up post on what I have done differently with my second child that have worked because if I had known some of these things the first time around, I would have had an easier time and less stress I’m sure. Continue reading “7 Things I’ve Done Differently With My Second Child That REALLY Have Worked”

William my crazy toddler who is making me grey smiling at the camera very cheekily!

7 Reasons Why My Crazy Toddler Is Making Me Grey!!

When I had Jake I was shocked at how active and busy he was as a toddler. I mean I would go to these baby groups and watch the little girls sit and play quietly with toys, play acting, smiling sweetly at their Mums and then I’d look at Jake… That’s if I could find him! He was usually just gone. I mean he could walk at 10 months so what did I expect, eh? He had watched and learnt and decided that he wanted to walk before he could crawl (true story) Continue reading “7 Reasons Why My Crazy Toddler Is Making Me Grey!!”

mum and baby sat on a beanbag

Essential SAHM Boredom Beaters

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Before you had your baby, you may have thought it would be impossible to feel boredom when staying at home to look after them. After all, there’s so much to do and get used to, and they are such little miracles that will change and grow every day. However, stay at home mums (SAHMs) often do feel bored from time to time. Not because their babies or their role as a mother is boring per se but because they are used to working and interacting with adults all day. Happily, if boredom does begin to strike there are some smart things you can do to beat it. Read on to find out what they are. Continue reading “Essential SAHM Boredom Beaters”

Mum and child in the sea

Parenting as a Team

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Most couples that have children will have experienced a situation where one of you thinks that you should discipline your child in a particular way, and your spouse wants to handle things in a different way. You are both adamant in doing things how you want to do them, and can both become entrenched in how you do things; that can be when the fighting can start. Continue reading “Parenting as a Team”

a parent and child making the heart symbol with their n=hands

5 Attributes of Outstanding Parents

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While it may seem as though some people were born to be parents, a good parent has unique skills that can be developed over time. Being concerned that you’re not the best parent you could be is only natural. However, if you really want to hone your parenting skills, here are a few attributes that you can try to polish. Continue reading “5 Attributes of Outstanding Parents”

I am your boss written on black background and a child looking at you

Mom Boss Or Kid Boss? Who’s The Head Of Your Household?

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“You’re not the boss of me,” you say when your little one throws another temper tantrum. “I have a life too you know,” you protest when they make demands of your time. “You’re not in charge,” you argue when they grab you by the hand and lead you to the sweet aisle of the supermarket. Continue reading “Mom Boss Or Kid Boss? Who’s The Head Of Your Household?”

soft play balls with the words 5 things you can guarantee will happen at soft play

5 Things You Can Guarantee Will Happen At Soft Play

I haven’t written a soft play post for a bit (because I really do hate the places) but I did actually drag myself to one the other week to give William a bit of a treat as he usually has pretty dull days in comparison to what Jake used to have with me at that age (damn you school runs!)

However, as soon as I stepped in the door I regretted and here is why… Continue reading “5 Things You Can Guarantee Will Happen At Soft Play”