Melted Crayon Cards for Easter

While I’m not a big fan of crafts, I do love a bit of process art. These melted crayon cards for Easter  involve my number one favourite craft activity, melting stuff! They are simple to make but do require an adult to do the melting bit. What you’ll need to make melted crayon cards: Some old crayons (the free ones…

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Motherhood in Books: Novels about Becoming a Mother

As a librarian, I instinctively want to read about whatever I’m experiencing in life. I found that reading about motherhood, weather it be in fiction, memoir and manuals, really helped me make sense of the changes going on in my life. I’m hoping to write a series of posts about motherhood in books but am starting with novels about becoming…

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An A-Z of What Parenting Means to Me

I was tagged in the #parentingalphabetchallenge by Dirt, Diggers and Dinosaurs. The idea is to write an A-Z of your life as a parent and then tag some other bloggers to do the same. Here are my thoughts on life as a parent, in alphabetical order. A is for Adjustment I found what I call “The Motherhood adjustment” really hard. With no…

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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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