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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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“I’ve never had a member of the family that has Alzheimer’s”

Something in the news has really touched me. A man seeking love after his wife is stricken with Alzheimer’s. I’m trying my hardest to understand his point of view but I’m struggling. I’ll put it bluntly. I think he’s selfish. I’ve never had a member of the family that has Alzheimer’s, so really I can’t comment, but my Grandad stood …

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“I’m kicking myself for swapping the rooms around to be honest”

I don’t know how we managed to co sleep for 6 months. I’m a complete lover of co sleeping don’t get me wrong. Back when P2 was more of a potato and breastfeeding, it was easier and it actually meant we got more sleep between us! It’s been terrible the past week. I’ve not slept from fear of P2 choking …

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“It’s 28 days until Christmas”

It’s 28 days until Christmas. It feels like it’s suddenly crept up on us. I cannot believe that it was nearly a year ago that we were taking our yearly “generations” photo with my Mum, P1, me and my Nan. 2011 2012We didn’t get a chance to have a generations photo with P2. Nan didn’t get a chance to have …

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“I’m so glad I made the decision to go green and use cloth”

I’m an ex-disposable nappy Mummy. I used them for nearly 3 years with P1. I used them up until P2 was 3 months old. I now use cloth nappies. I’m absolutely addicted to the variety of styles and colours that I can choose from to match P2s outfits. This week she’s been poorly so I’ve been going through nappies like …

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“I love onesies!”

I’ve wanted a onesie since they arrived to the fashion scenes last winter but I never got one. Mainly because I thought they wouldn’t do my size being only 4ft 8in tall! My friend A gave me one Friday. I have not stopped wearing it since that evening. They are even more comfy than pjs. No wonder it’s the main …

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“I’m definitely feeling a lot calmer about Christmas”

I’m definitely feeling a lot calmer about Christmas. Yesterday, I traipsed my friend and P2 around Lakeside Shopping Centre to do my Christmas shopping. It was such a lovely day and really great to spend some time with someone outside the family. I hadn’t seen A since our wedding day so it was a good time to catch up. We …

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“first ever school parents evening”

After school every single day I am faced with this scenario: Me: did you have a good day at school? P1: yes. Me: great. What did you do? What did you have for dinner? P1: I don’t know. I can’t remember. I can nearly guarantee that you all know of or have experienced this scenario. (If you haven’t I’d like …

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“It’s definitely the cold/flu season”

It’s definitely the cold/flu season. P2 has been hit hard this weekend. The poor little mite has a cough, little bit of a temperature, eyes watery and snotty!! Lots and lots of snot, and everyone knows I hate snot. She’s not eating too well and is drinking all the time! I know I’ll soon catch it, the horrid parent circle …

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“it sounded like she was drowning”

Being a parent is so nerve racking! Last night was one of those moments for us. Yesterday P2 was sick twice. Randomly choking when she had her morning nap, then again at dinner time and then once put to bed I kept having to run upstairs as she was coughing. My hubby and I was scared she’d be sick or …

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World Prematurity Day 2013 – My Story

It’s World Prematurity Day – 17th November 2013. 15,000,000 babies were born prematurely this year, 60,000 of those were here in the UK. Thousands of families and friends lives torn apart. Being pregnant at the age of 15 I never imagined that anything would go wrong. Naive. Stupid. Young. I gave birth to P1 at the age of 16. That …

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