Why My Daughter goes to Bed Without Dinner Most Nights

Girl Child has always been a picky eater. When Boy Child was a baby, he would eat anything he was given. Not so Girl Child. Both of them were weaned with baby led weaning (because I’m too lazy to purée). Both of them were breastfeed until they were 13 months (because I’m too lazy to sterilise bottles). However, while Boy…

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Surviving The Reception/Year 1 Party Deluge

What is the Reception/year one party deluge? I hear you ask. It’s the time between the Christmas your child is in reception until the Christmas when they are in year one. During this time many Mum’s (presumably against their better judgement) decide they should hold an all class birthday party for their child. It usually starts after Christmas in the…

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Should I have Deferred my Summer Born Son?

My youngest son is a July baby, so falls well into the summer born category. Before he started school I looked into the possibility of deferring him a year. Ultimately we decided not to. He’s in year 4 at now but I still wonder if that was the right choice. Only one year at Preschool Boy Child started preschool just…

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Under 5s Verses Over 5s

I regularly bang on to anyone who’ll listen about how much better I like my kids now that they are older. The baby and toddler years were tough for me and the preschool ones not much better. I have enjoyed parenting much more since they started school (funny that!) I thought it would be interesting to have a look at…

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Life as an Introvert Mum

In case there are any extroverts reading this, I’ll start by explaining what an introvert is and isn’t. We don’t hate people in general. We aren’t necessarily painfully shy. We won’t run away if you try to talk to us. The best explanation I’ve heard of the difference between introverts and extroverts is that extroverts are energised by being around…

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