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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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Dropping the Dummy

Our house has now been a dummy free zone for two months. No more games of hunt the dummy for us. Or having to pull over to find her dropped dummy in the car. It actually turned out to be so easy and now I’m thinking why didn’t we do it sooner. We have joked …

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Two Already – How Did That Happen

Wow  were did those last two years go? I find myself full of mixed emotions as Olivia’s 2nd birthday approaches. It feels like just yesterday i held our newborn baby girl in my arms. I wish that time would stand still and she wouldn’t grow up anymore but at the same time i can’t wait …

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Co-Parenting Isn’t Always Easier

Co-parenting isn’t always as straight forward as it seems. Parenting boils down to you being responsible for another persons life. It’s your job to meet their needs and keep them alive. You are responsible for nurturing them until they reach a point where they can look after themselves and even then you often find that …

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Dummy’s – Do you Use Them

Dummy’s are one of the many things that seem to have so many pros and cons, all depending on who you speak to or what you read. I never had a dummy as baby but Olivia does. She has had one from a few weeks old and can be quite dependent on it. We opted …

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Thoughts on Screen Time

The amount of screen time children have is another controversial topic. In our house the tv is always on for background noise, whether its the music channel, children’s tv or some random programme. The only time Olivia really plays any attention to it is when she is sat eating her breakfast at the weekends or …

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My Thoughts on Co-Sleeping

Co-sleeping can be quite a controversial subject but i thought i would attempt it. My thoughts have definitely changed since having Olivia. Before she was born i was adamant that she wouldn’t sleep in our bed. It didn’t last long. On our second night at home she was in our bed. Not because she wouldn’t …

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Why Reading to Children is Important

I have been a bit of a book worm for as long as i can remember, i remember reading all of the Jacqueline Wilson books as a young girl. Im always looking for new books to lose myself in and I’m really pleased that Olivia is also showing a love of books. Now don’t get …

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To My Friends with No Children

I may be stating the obvious.. but  your life changes when you have children.  When your the first one in your friendship group to have a child there’s confusion on both sides about how you can now fit in to a life that is so different to yours. When you can no longer do all …

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Be Here Now

I came across Fran’s, from Back with a Bump, post Be Here Now last week and it really got me thinking. Do i always make the most of every opportunity? It’s so easy to get distracted by social media and mundane jobs instead of getting involved in the here and now. Be here now means …

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