Our Lockdown Birthday: How We Made It The Best One Yet!

It’s not the greatest feeling knowing your birthday will fall while you are still locked down, I of all people should know as I saw my big 40th birthday plans crumble before my eyes. But as an adult we deal with the disappointment knowing that it’s a small sacrifice to make to keep our loved…

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100 Days of Lockdown Learning: Our Best Bits

Congratulations! If you are reading this you’ve successfully survived 100 days of lockdown – whoop, I’m giving you all a virtual, socially distanced and gloved pat on the back! Reaching the milestone this week gave me a nudge to look back on what we have (or haven’t) achieved so far. To be honest, I have…

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My Covid-19 Lockdown Silver Linings

I was tagged by Charlotte and her gorgeous family over at Team Stein Blog to share my personal lockdown silver linings. It’s taken me a little while (alright, it’s been over a month) since I was tagged to actually start to write this post as we have been on a complete rollercoaster of a ride…

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Dear Stanley…

Tomorrow will be your first day at school. Your uniform is ironed, everything is labelled and the obiligatory new bag and water bottle have been purchased. YOU are ready. You’ve even said ‘I’m ready for big school’ today but you’ve admitted to me that you’re a bit nervous. I’ve reassured you that everyone will be…

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Plastic Free July: The Parenting Edition

You’re probably about to roll your eyes and think ‘here she is, harping on about plastic again’…well yes, I am at it again but if it got Sir David Attenborough onto the stage at Glastonbury, then I’m pretty sure it’s a hot topic! So, I’m going to revel in the fact I’m on trend for…

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Parenting Alphabet Challenge

Thanks to The Wandering Pram for nominating me for the #parentingalphabetchallenge and to Yule Times for creating it. Mines a bit of a mixed bag to say the least (what’s new?) but I’ve enjoyed taking part, and believe me it’s harder than it looks! So, read on for MY a to z experiences of parenthood.…

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Time To Say Goodbye.

I’ve just put a visibly upset Stanley to bed, we’ve had a little chat about what is happening tomorrow and I’ve explained that things will be fine. It’s the evening of Wed 29th Aug and everything will change in the morning. You see, tomorrow is the very last day Stanley will go to his childminder.…

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By order of the Picky Fussing Eaters

So, at age 3 Stanley adopted a Brummy accent, started wearing a flat cap and refused to eat anything new, or in fact anything that he had liked the day before. If we didn’t comply with his unreasonable requests then we were ‘taught a lesson’ with screaming, tantrums, hunger strikes and our premises even got…

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Ready for Reception?

We’ve done something that many of our friends and family will view as controversial. As yet, the cat is not fully out of the bag and only a handful of close family know, but we are a matter of weeks before people will naturally start to ask questions. We’re not keeping it quiet because we…

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