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

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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education
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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Parenting

Living Arrows 39/52

Hello and welcome back to another Living Arrows post. Im so glad that i have got back into taking part in this linky each week. Its such a great way to see how much Olivia has grown and changed. This weeks photo comes from our chilled weekend. Play-doh is another of Olivia’s favourite activities to …

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potty training
Parenting

Would you let your child use a potty in public?

Potty Training can be pretty hard going for some. I have heard so many people saying that they spent a week not leaving the house trying to potty train their children. That just isn’t normal life. I was determined that we weren’t going to let potty training get in the way of us venturing out …

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redundent
Parenting

My Toddler No Longer Needs Me

That’s right my toddler no longer needs me. I mean don’t get me wrong in some ways she does. She isn’t making her own dinners at 2 years old. But for some every day things I’m suddenly being made redundant. Over the weekend i realised just how grown up Olivia-May is becoming. I watch her …

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