In Praise of Routine (Even if it Did Make Me a Bit Bonkers)

As I’ve mentioned before, I read The Contented Little Baby Book when I was pregnant and was horrified when my baby didn’t immediately settle in to the routine suggested in the book. Gina Ford’s message clearly hadn’t miraculously made it’s way to my unborn child, who knew?  Despite this, I was absolutely adamant that my baby would have a routine.…

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Nature Based Toddler Group Activities

While toddler groups generally take place indoors you can always bring a bit of the outside in with these nature based toddler group activities. Cheerio Bird Feeder This is a really simple nature based toddler group activity to set up and is great for developing fine motor skills. Be aware of allergies as it’s likely a few Cheerios will make…

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5 Ways my Children are Like Me (And I wish they weren’t)

When I saw that the new “Write Club” topic was “5 ways my kid’s are like my (but I wish they weren’t) I knew I couldn’t write it alone. I would need input from those who knew me and the kid’s best, namely my husband and my Mum. Weather I would be still speaking to them after that was another…

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5 Ways to Introduce Free Range Parenting in your Day to Day Life

When someone says the phrase “Free Range Parenting” The image that comes to mind is probably one of kids in the woods, building dens, possibly with bowl haircuts and wearing clothes from the 1980s. I would argue that free range parenting is actually a lot more than that. For me, it’s about giving children freedom to learn for themselves, to…

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The Joys and Horrors of Baby Classes

I knew after Boy Child was born that I would need to get out of the house. I was already on the back foot as I didn’t do an NCT class but I was terrified by the pressure to make small talk at baby and toddler groups. A structured “Baby Class” seemed the way to go. I’m pretty much addicted…

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