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SMA® Nutrition “Come & Wean With Us™” & Competition

When I wrote my first post for the SMA Nutrition Come & Wean With Us campaign a few weeks ago, P3 was quite happily plodding along in her weaning journey with little struggles if I’m honest. Since then our weaning journey has changed quite significantly. P3 is learning to feed herself completely, when I say completely I really do mean it. Everything …

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Siblings November 2015

Family dynamics are changing. Our littlest is walking and causing lots of disruption. P1 loves that her baby sister is now able to play and the games they play are much more varied. However, P2 is struggling to come to terms with the situation. Her baby sister is now even more into destroying her games than ever before. Today we …

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“I was bound to crack at some point”

Every so often, usually around when my period is due and I’m a hormonal wreck anyway, I have a mini breakdown where I feel useless and like I am failing. The girls have been slowly tearing away at me for a few weeks now and I was bound to crack at some point. Yesterday this happened. It was just after …

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#BEDN – 2 – Love Mondays

I think Monday has to be one of my favourite days of the week at the moment. Monday’s used to be one of the worst, it was either back to school for me and then it was back to work after a weekend but since being a stay at home mum to a school goer, Monday’s are about getting a …

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Letter To My Princess 3 – 13 Months

To my Princess 3, You still look so much like a baby to me yet your personality is growing older by the day. You’re 13 months and there’s no hiding you are far from that tiny little newborn you once were. Since your birthday you have taken more and more steps. You’ll nearly walk the whole length way of our …

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Letter To My Princess 2 – 2 Years 8 Months

To my Princess 2, I just want to apologise for writing this so late, you’re now heading towards being 2 years and 9 months, but life has been super busy and quite distracting. You’re doing really well at nursery. We had your report and you are above average on nearly everything which makes me so proud. Unfortunately, you still cry …

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“I’ve known about it for a while and it’s nothing serious at all”

I read other blogs every day and recently I read this very inspiring one from Along Came Cherry and a specific paragraph really stayed with me: If my kids are playing up then there is always a reason, either something has upset them or something is going on with me. If I’m pre-occupied with some work that needs doing then they …

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5 Benefits Of Sensory Play

Think about your favourite memories. How many of these have a particular colour, smell or sound associated with them? The smell of a crackling barbecue in the summer or the roar of the crowd when your favourite football team scores a last-minute winner, are two examples. Our brains trigger flashbacks to those happy times as soon as our nostrils or …

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My Sunday Photo – 20/09/2015

Next Sunday it’ll be the eve of my 23rd birthday and our second wedding anniversary. So I’m going to be the star of this weeks My Sunday Photo. This week has zoomed by. There’s been a first day at nursery for P2, a friends tea party, P3s one year check, blood tests for me, playgroups, Gymboree, meeting up with a …

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“We took an obligatory first day at nursery photo”

P2 has been ready for nursery for a while and it feels like such a long time since we joined various waiting lists. I needed to give her more than I could offer. For her to build friendships and grow her independence and confidence.  To follow some structure as she learns more and more about the world she lives in. …

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Being Busy & Thinking Ahead

We’ve successfully completed the first full week back to our school routine, although I’m still not quite used to the early mornings and I keep sleeping through the alarms that were switched off for six weeks leaving us pretty rushed every morning. Having a set routine seems to help P1s behaviour though and she’s been really good up until the …

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Letter To My Nan – 2 Years

Hi Nan, I can’t believe it’s been a whole year since I last wrote to you. Today marks two years since you left us. So much has happened this past year. We welcomed a new baby girl, your third Granddaughter, and she came into the world so dramatically. It was very strange for only Grandad to pop his head around …

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A Letter To My Girls Ahead Of The New School Year

To P1 and P2, Today is your last full day at home together during the week. You are playing quite nicely today which is a lovely change from the week we’ve had with you both but I definitely think you are both ready for a break. P1 you are about to go into Year 2 and just saying that out …

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Letter To My Princess 3 – 11 Months

To my Princess 3, Today you turned 11 months. These past 11 months have zoomed past and it feels like such a long time ago that you were a tiny screeching baby that we could never figure out. I don’t think you look like other nearly 1 year olds. I still think you are very baby-like in appearance which is …

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A Princess Day With Disney Cinderella

We have four days at home before P1 is dressed back in her uniform and shipped off to school. I’m not going to lie when I say that I am really looking forward to the start of school. Although the school holidays seem to have zoomed by, this last week is dragging. With well under a week left I really …

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