Parenting

6 Signs That Your Child is Ready for a Pet

A pet can be a brilliant addition to a family. They help to teach our children some very important life skills and encourage them to take on responsibilities. But like children pets are also a lot of work. The majority of children love animals and often start to request pets during the toddler stage. But …

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Mummy Milestones – The Many Challenges of Parenting

At some point during your pregnancy you will find yourself purchasing baby milestone cards but what about those mummy milestones you will soon be achieving? Those ones that often aren’t even mentioned in the baby books. Getting through each and everyone of those mummy milestones definitely deserves a gold star. Or even better a large glass …

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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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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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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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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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