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“The past three nights have been awful”

It seems that I’ve been fortunate enough to catch a cold right when both my girls have forgotten the meaning of sleep/bedtime. The past three nights have been awful. It started with P2 waking every half hour-hour. Then it was P1 who was awake really early waking her sister up. These two sleepless nights meant my immune system has been …

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“This weekend has got off to a really, really rocky start”

This weekend has got off to a really, really rocky start and the stupid thing is, the morning I’ve had is probably perfectly normal and average to most families with young children. P2 woke me up at 5:51am. This woke P1 up too but I fed P2 her bottle and explained to P1 that it was too early to wake …

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“Something’s up with P2 tonight”

Something’s up with P2 tonight. I can’t quite put my finger on it. She did her usual “I want to go to bed” signs of only wanting me, resting her head on me and getting very emotional. So I did the usual – bum change, pjs on, GroBag on, placed in cot and have her milk feed. That’s when the …

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“It’s 1996. I’m starring as Mary”

It’s 1996. I’m starring as Mary along side my class mate who is Joseph for the afternoon. I’m wearing a long blue dress that I keep tripping on. Joseph has dropped baby Jesus and the audience of parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles are laughing. I’m nervous and shy as I look out to see my Grandad with his bulky camcorder …

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Ann Summers Queenie Plunge Bra, Brazilian Lingerie and Eyemask Review

Tis’ the season to be jolly naughty… Fa la la la lah!!!! As a mother my main focus at Christmas is making sure I’ve remembered everything P1 has asked for, thinking of presents for family members and wrapping presents. The last thing I think about is my underwear. I know it’s most likely on the top of hubby’s Christmas list …

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“I spent four hours last night wrapping Christmas presents”

Yesterday, I finally found a baby group here in Sevenoaks that was just perfect for P2. It catered for crawlers and little ones taking their first wobbly steps. It’s full of singing and fun! It’s also a very small group, perfect for hopefully making some new friends. But guess my luck, it was the last session before they close until …

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“How do you wean from a dummy at a young age?!”

I’m a mum that has never had a baby that hasn’t had a dummy. I didn’t choose to use them, it just happened! P1s dummy journey started when we took her home from hospital. When her stomach problems began. She was never settled due to the constant sickness that the pyloric stenosis caused so I turned to the dummy to …

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Alan Fletcher aka Karl Kennedy & Disney’s Frozen

I’ve just got back from having a girly few hours with my biggest girl, P1. I took her to see Frozen at The Stag Theatre in Sevenoaks. Whilst walking along the outside of the theatre a man with a suitcase and tinted glasses was walking up there. It wasn’t until he was literally a metre from P1 that I realised …

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“We have a crawler”

We have a crawler. This is the first real indication that our baby is becoming independent and grown up. With this independence has come increased dangers. It happened overnight, one minute we had a bum shuffling, arms-dragging-body-in-a-circle little 9 month old then we woke up one morning and she got up onto her hands and knees and started to move …

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“I went on a mums night out”

I went on a mums night out last night. This was my first experience of anything remotely like that. It was arranged by a mum from P1s class and there was 9 of us that turned up at the pub for some drinkies and chat. I left hubby with P1 in bed and P2 downstairs in her jammies all ready …

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“dreaming of sun, sea and sand”

I definitely think I need a holiday. A holiday abroad anyway. The last holiday I went on was before I’d even met my hubby! It was back in 2011 and in that year I had two abroad holidays thanks to my work bonus. I took my Mum, P1 and me to Lanzarote in February for a week. It was a …

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“I’ve had my third magazine article published!”

Just a quick post this evening. I have felt a huge sense of achievement today so I wanted to share. I’ve had my third magazine article published! It’s in the parenting magazine, Juno. I’ve already had great compliments of it. You can purchase the Juno Magazine in WHSmith, many independent retailers or online, you can also get a digital copy …

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Playmobil Wedding Princess Christmas Advent Calendar Review

It’s the fourth Sunday before Christmas Day meaning only one thing for children and adults around the world – chocolate. It’s now completely acceptable to eat chocolate in the morning without being told “no”! Fantastic. What more could they want in the lead up to Christmas Day?! Oh yes. Toys!!! P1 received the Playmobil Princess Wedding advent Calendar and she’s …

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“For the first time ever I chose to tidy”

Following my post on how frustrated I was with my lack of motivation, I’d like to share with you something that may shock you. Tonight, I’ve had what seems like forever without P1 and my hubby. P1 has gone to her Great-Grandad’s for a sleepover and a “Great-Grandad day” tomorrow. My hubby has gone out with one of his friends …

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