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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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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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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8 Things that Can Help with Postnatal Depression

Postnatal Depression can totally ruin the early months and even years of motherhood. For me, it actually started in pregnancy with prenatal depression and continued until my son was about 6 months old, when I became much more able to see the funny side of motherhood. Here are 8 things I found that help Postnatal Depression, at least for me.…

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Toys I Hate (or “Advice for gift buyers”)

Toys. We have soooo many. I don’t even know why because we really only buy our kids one birthday present and one Christmas present. Yet, we have an overflowing play room and two bedrooms full of stuff. Not to mention the things I’ve hidden in the loft in the hope the children will forget about them so that I can…

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