Family

“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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To My Princess 1 – 4 Years 11 Months

To my Princess 1, Next month you will be 5 years old! I can’t believe it. That means it’s been five years since I was at school. It’s crazy how time just flies. We had your first parents evening this month. The teachers are quite happy with you, you are arty and are doing really well with your phonics/reading. I …

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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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Living With Joint Hypermobility

Joint Hypermobility – Joint hypermobility means some or all of a person’s joints have an unusually large range of movement. As a family we live with hypermobility every day. P1 lives with it every day and she cannot escape from it. It all officially began in 2010 when P1 took her first steps. She was an early, premature baby which …

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BBC Children In Need 2013

We’ve spent the whole evening watching every bit of BBC Children In Need. Both my hubby and I shed quite a few tears. People think that kids are so flexible to everything. I could definitely see that in the stories that were told tonight. They are flexible, but they are not indestructible. Things do effect children in ways we could …

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“P2 has created her first piece of artwork”

At 40 weeks and 2 days old P2 has created her first piece of artwork. We went to a Messy Play group for 0-2yrs. It wasn’t overly “messy” focused but I braved the paint. The black paint. She loved it, wiggling her fingers all in the paint then bashing the paper. She had no idea what she was doing or …

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New mothers ‘bribed to breastfeed’ by NHS with £200 shopping vouchers

I breastfed for 6 months. Exclusively. Rarely gave expressed breastmilk and never gave formula. Right up until 6 months. I didn’t wake up and decide that I wasn’t going to breastfeed anymore. P2 decided one day that she just wasn’t interested anymore. The pain I felt emotionally of her decision was overwhelming! I never imagined myself to be a mother …

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