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Contradictions of Parenting

Parenting is a funny old business. I find myself saying one thing one day then totally contradicting myself the next! One minute I think I have given birth to an angel the next it seems like I am raising a monster! How can my baby girl have such cute smiles and sweet baby talk then… Continue reading Contradictions of Parenting

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What I Have Learned Since Becoming a Mum

When I arrived home from hospital with my firstborn it suddenly hit me that I didn’t actually have a clue what to do with this little person I had created. Luckily the basics of feeding them, changing them and generally keeping them alive were straightforward enough but there are a few other things that I… Continue reading What I Have Learned Since Becoming a Mum

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Newborn versus Toddler

When I had my first baby everyone in the know was keen to tell me that the newborn stage was the easiest part of parenting, that it only gets harder from there. I was pretty certain they must have forgotten the newborn phase because this did not seem like an easy gig at all! Now… Continue reading Newborn versus Toddler

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Poem to my Baby Girl

Welcome to the world my beautiful baby, You are a very much loved little lady. I had just got the hang of being a mother, I’ve had plenty of practice with your brother. Life’s more crazy now than being a mum of one, However two kids to love is much more fun. It gives me… Continue reading Poem to my Baby Girl

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Life with Two under 2

My second baby is now six weeks old and we have all been adjusting to another little person in the family. Turns out life with a newborn is very different second time around especially when you have a crazy 20 month old to contend with as well! It hasn’t been as hard as I had… Continue reading Life with Two under 2

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A day in the life of an 18 month old

7.00am I’m just awake, as soon as my eyes open up I jump straight out of bed, I can’t believe I’ve wasted all night sleeping when there are so many more things I could be doing! I am determined today is the day that I finally figure out why the drawers in the kitchen don’t… Continue reading A day in the life of an 18 month old

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Baby number 2 will soon be due!

I have had an extended break from my blog for the past few months but new year, new me so going to try to get myself more organised to fit a bit more blogging in! I have been back to work now after my maternity leave for six months which explains my silence on the… Continue reading Baby number 2 will soon be due!

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The truth about maternity leave

This time last year I was getting cleared up at work ready for a year off on maternity leave. As I look back on my fresh faced, naive self back then I can only laugh at the expectations I had for my year off! Expectation: I was going to give the house a good clear… Continue reading The truth about maternity leave

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You know you are a mum when…

You know you are a mum when... Everything in life revolves around sleep! Something that I used to take for granted has now become my number one obsession! This is mainly because as I mentioned in a previous post my son isn’t a great sleeper so if I manage to get 2 hours unbroken sleep… Continue reading You know you are a mum when…

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How to cope with morning sickness

This post may contain affiliate links. Read full disclosure here. I should start by saying using these tips for coping with morning sickness weren’t a cure for me, I still felt pretty vile every day up until about 26 weeks of pregnancy but by using these few coping mechanisms I just about managed to function!… Continue reading How to cope with morning sickness