Parenting

The A-Z of activities to do with Children

Ever struggle for ways to keep your little one entertained? Although, we can’t wait to spend time with our children it can sometimes become a little daunting when you have to think of things to do. Especially this time of year when the weather isn’t always on your side. Which is why I have put …

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Parenting

A Valentine’s Love Letter

Dear Husband, When we met 8 years ago in a McDonald’s carpark who knew we would be where we are now? Back then I knew all the songs in the charts. I went out drinking, sometimes two nights in a row. Now? Well now I can’t even remember the last night that we went to …

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Parenting

My Top Tips for Potty Training

Do the words potty training leave you with a feeling of dread? Have you tired before and ended up feeling defeated, becoming reluctant to try again? I’ve put together my top potty training tips to support you along the way. Getting Started Make sure they are ready. Are they able to tell you if their nappy is …

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Parenting

The 8 Addictions of Toddlers

As soon your child is able to take in the world around them their addictions start. To begin with these little addictions seem quite cute but soon they become rather annoying. Below you can find a find a list of Olivia’s current addictions, some of them new and some of them old. 1. Bath Bombs …

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Parenting

When Words Cut Deep

Ever feel like your toddler doesn’t like you? Getting told by anyone that they don’t like you is bad enough. But when your child says those words its heart breaking. Olivia is such a daddy’s girl at the moment, which to be honest isn’t anything out of the ordinary. But the things that she says …

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Parenting

Why I hate Peppa Pig

Whilst I would love to say that we aren’t ruled by screens in our house, that would be a lie. TV, smart phones, iPads, kindles and laptops all feature highly in our daily routine. But we do play games and read too, we aren’t complete screen addicts. Parents that have a blanket ban on electricals …

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Parenting

Top Tips for Surviving Hand Foot and Mouth

Hand foot and mouth is pretty horrid but it is survivable. Not that I would want to go through the last week again. By the end of the week I was starting to forget what was meant by adult interaction and was wondering what it felt like to be outside of the four walls that …

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Blogtober Parenting

Blogtober Day 5 – The Importance of Early Education

Young children are like like little sponges. That is why early education is so important. Every experience, every new word and behaviour they adopt now is an investment in their future. Early childhood education is about moulding the holistic journey which will then form the foundations for their lives journey. From my professional experience of …

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30 month update
Parenting

Olivia-May – 30 month update

30 months, two and a half. We have managed to keep you alive for two and half years. There’s no stopping us now. And do you know what they have been the best two and half years of my life. You have turned our lives upside down and inside out. Some days are pretty testing but …

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