My Biggest Parenting Regret

Over the years, I’ve made plenty of parenting mistakes. From little things like forgetting the sun cream (resulting in Hell’s Itch) and not believing them when they said they felt sick (resulting in them throwing up at school) to the things that have a bigger impact like not deferring boy child’s school entry and not doing NCT classes. However my…

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Gifts for New Mums – What they really need

When you have a baby, a long line of people rock up to your house with gifts for said baby. This is all well and good, but what about gifts for new mums? While the baby is lovely, it’s unlikely to care if you’ve bought it yet another cute outfit or it’s tenth Jelly Cat toy. Mum however has just…

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Hell’s Itch In Children

Hell’s itch may sound like something you get “downstairs” but it’s actually a rare, itchy reaction to the process of sunburn healing. It’s torture for adults but Hell’s itch in children is even worse.   It started with a Sunburn after a Day at the Beach Last Sunday we spent the day at the beach. It was a hot day…

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Things you Only Know if you Have a Big Baby

My first baby weighed 9lbs 7oz. Not ginormous but definitely a big baby. I was reliably informed that, as a newborn, he looked three months old (I myself had no idea what a three month old baby looked like). I was fairly concerned when I was pregnant the second time as baby birth weight has a tendency to increase with…

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Why I could never be an employee again

I’ve been a Work at Home Mum for about 7 years now. I took voluntary redundancy when I was on maternity leave with Girl Child and haven’t looked back. Before that I was working part time in libraries while my Mum looked after Boy Child. Having had a taste of working for myself, I am certain I never want to go…

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