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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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