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Insanity Forecasted For Easter Half Term

This morning my OH participated in the Ace Cafe Southend Shakedown. I’ve never seen him so motivated to be up early. He does love his motorbike. P1 loves to watch him and spent ages watching out of the window. P2 and I joined her but P1 soon got bored and left us watching. We eventually saw him an hour later! …

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DP – Odd Couple

Does a messy home (or office) make you anxious and cranky, or is cleaning something you just do before company comes over? I was honestly expecting an Easter-ey Daily Prompt today… But nope. I am the biggest mess maker ever. I do it and think to myself “I’ll tidy that later” but later never comes! I hate that quality about …

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Messy Time

I read a post over at Richmond Mummy and it really made me chuckle. Yesterday, whilst she was clearing up probably a lot of mess because let’s face it… Kids of all ages have to make mess when faced with art supplies – I was at our local ceramic painting studio run by family not worrying about the mess P1 …

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40 Acts – Day 38 – Practise Your Testimony

When practising your testimony, have different length versions for different situations. Consider one a trailer for the full movie with perhaps an extended version for that long conversation over a meal. Write it down. Don’t read or memorise a script, but writing can help to focus your thoughts and enable you to spot the important parts. Remember that listening is …

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To My Princesses – Letter 1

(I’ve decided to do a dedicated post each Wednesday for my two Princesses. They were both born on a Wednesday so it seems appropriate for the post to be done on a Wednesday and I’d love for them to be able to read about their lives when they grow up.) To my Princesses, I started this blog as an online …

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DP – Judgement Day

If you were to judge your favorite book by its cover, would you still read it?   My absolute favourite writer of all time is Sophie Kinsella. If I could I would own all her books and reread them over and over and over again. I definitely think that the book covers do the book justice. They are colourful and …

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DP – Déjà Vu

Have you ever truly felt déjà vu, the sensation that you’ve already had the experience you’re currently having? On several occasions I’ve felt a weird sense of déjà vu. P1 has been the culprit of many. Most recently she was standing at the end of bed. She turned sideways and a weird feeling fell on my body. I’d been in …

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That’s Definitely Not A Boobie

There’s absolutely no way I’m anywhere near ready to give up breastfeeding. I’m completely in love with doing it. It feels so natural and the bond I have with P2 because of it is amazing. However, it’s been playing on my mind that P2 hates the dummy. Therefore I’m scared she’ll hate a bottle and desperately want her to try …

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Slow Up Speed Down

In April we find out whether P1 has got into the school we chose. For a lot of parents they’ll be wondering which school their children got into. You are meant to put three choices but we hated the other schools in our catchment area so only put one down. We’ll have to appeal if she doesn’t get in! Anyway, …

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Nappy Rumbles

Nearly 4am in the morning and instead of sleeping whilst P2 is happy kicking about her Moses basket I’m awake posting about how stupid I am. I fell asleep with P2 snuggled next to me – as usual. But she woke me up with all the wriggling and bottom burping she was doing. Although she was sound asleep I decided …

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Funny Little Things

  I love being a Mum. Today I have made a big effort in letting P2 self soothe. I seriously thought I’d end up crying myself but she was so excellent! Not a tear shed for either of us. I fed her, I burped her whilst over my shoulder, then I put her wide awake in her bouncer where she …

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Excellence

I had a perfectly perfect day today. I had a leisurely “get up” this morning. No rushing about and no arguments. Still haven’t managed a bath time without P2 crying though. I dropped P1 with my Grandparents like usual for a Tuesday and headed off to visit my work with P2. On maternity leave yet can’t keep away. I then …

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Nominate Me For A BiBs Award 2013

I did quite well in the nominations for the MADS Awards but unfortunately didn’t make the finalists. I’m not going to beg for nominations – well only a little but if you like what you read please nominate me for the BiBs 2013 (Brilliance in Blogging Award). Nominations end 12th April 2013. Then it will be on to the next …

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Cherished Moments

I collected the girls handprint/footprint plates we made the other week at Clay Cottage. The business is owned by a family member so I feel quite welcome there and it’s somewhere I plan to go more often with both the girls. They have come out absolutely beautiful and I cannot wait to be able to hang them up in our …

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Happy 5 Weeks Princess 2

Happy 5 weeks Princess 2. I’m still in utter shock at just how different things are with P2. She hasn’t had the “boot camp” of Special Care like P1 who was pretty much forced to settle herself in the incubator. P2 however struggles can’t settle herself, she has to be held or have boobie for her to fall asleep. She’s …

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