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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”

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“But What Do You Do All Day?!…” And Other Delightful Comments Ever Made To A Stay At Home Mum

The day I became a Mum everything changed. My world now revolved a teeny tiny person who relied on me 24/7, my priorities completely shifted and my feelings were far stronger than I ever could have imagined. When the time came to return to work I was in a bit of a state. I remember sitting on the sofa completely calm one minute and hyperventilating the next. I just didn’t want to leave him… I couldn’t. Continue reading ““But What Do You Do All Day?!…” And Other Delightful Comments Ever Made To A Stay At Home Mum”

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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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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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11 Things I Swore I’d Never Do As A Parent… But I Did!

Do you know when you are the most perfect parent? Before you have kids, that’s when!! When you imagine how life with a teeny baby will be. You picture yourself looking lovingly down at your baby at 3 am, being able to go for brunch with all of your Mummy friends and not hearing a peep out of your little one, thinking you will have all that time on your hands to bake homemade goodies for them… Continue reading “11 Things I Swore I’d Never Do As A Parent… But I Did!”

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Everybody Told Me To Prepare My Child For School… But Nobody Prepared Me!

School.

It was something I was dreading. The main reason being because I knew I was going to miss my boy so much in the week, that, and the daily school run (It was bad enough 3 days a week I couldn’t imagine adding another 2). I’d had my tears at the pre-school concert, I’d cried at the staff members as we said goodbye and I sobbed far too much opening paperwork for school. However, I hid my upset about this big change and put on my big girl pants in front of Jake and got on with being smiley, chirpy Mummy who was ‘super excited’ for him. Continue reading “Everybody Told Me To Prepare My Child For School… But Nobody Prepared Me!”

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Breastfeeding and Teething

Breastfeeding and teething are topics that are covered quite a bit in articles and via parenting sites. We usually talk about the two separately to cover all the issues that can crop up but I think sometimes we overlook the fact that teething can impact breastfeeding.

Just when you think you’ve overcome the latch issues, you’ve got your boobs balanced out perfectly, you’ve learnt how often you need to change your breast pads and you have a good natural rhythm with your little treasure, they begin to sprout those teeth! Continue reading “Breastfeeding and Teething”