What it’s like when your Baby has Colic

I first heard of colic when I read my first baby book. It effects up to 25% of babies. I assumed I’d be one of the lucky, unaffected ones. I wasn’t. It took me a while to realise it was colic. The first time that your baby screams for a 4 hour stretch you find it hard to believe that…

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Craft Based Toddler Group Activities

Craft based toddler group activities are great because the children get to express themselves and take something home at the end. I’ve included four ideas here but don’t forget, toddlers will have a great time with some crayons and colouring sheets too. Personally I prefer open ended activities where the children choose their own way of creating but I have…

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The Woes of Being the Family PA

Life admin. We all have to do it but when you become a mother it gets multiplied by the number of children you have. I’ve also noticed some mothers take on their husband/partner’s life admin too. Personally I refuse to do that. This means that my in laws rarely get birthday cards and my husband hasn’t been to the dentist…

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Food Based Toddler Group Activities

Everyone knows, kids love to snack. I think that’s why food based activities always go down well with them. Here are my favourite food based toddler group activities from my 3 years running a group. Don’t forget, when planning food based activities, you’ll need to be able to provide allergen information to parents, so hang on to your packets. Decorating…

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8 Reasons I’m Not Temperamentally Suited to Parenting Young Children

Before I had children it never occurred to me that some people are more suited to certain parts of parenting than others. In fact for a long time, I just felt like I was shit at it. As my kid’s have grown older I have come to realise that actually, I’m just not temperamentally suited to the early years, and…

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