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Anything and everything to do with raising a little person

Our rainy morning #NoddyChallenge

Today is officially the start of our daughter’s summer holiday (we didn’t include the weekend) – So of course it is cold and rainy! Thanks weather! We were expecting a friend to join us after lunch, so this morning was … Continue reading

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With the empathy of a parent

Even after four years it still surprises me just how much I’m affected by news stories involving children, now that I’m a parent. Whilst most of us are always able to sympathise, I think that real empathy for other parents … Continue reading

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That first wobbly walk

This post is my entry into the Tots100/WaterWipes Baby Milestones challenge, where bloggers have been asked to write about their own personal milestones to celebrate how special our families are. I have to admit that I am naturally a very … Continue reading

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Through the eyes of a 4-year old

On the few occasions that┬áDubai has ever come up in conversation, I have to admit that I’ve always pictured young couples on honeymoon, luxurious hotels and an intense heat that means you spend the whole holiday floating on an inflatable … Continue reading

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No one is immune

Over the Christmas holiday I found out that another member of a group I am part of tragically took her own life due to post-natal depression. She had a husband, a three year old daughter and a five month old … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Carving for Halloween

This Halloween, my little girl was just about old enough (she’s 3.5) to get involved with our annual pumpkin carving. Before becoming a mummy, I used to carve the typical scary faces – usually Jack Skellington from one of my … Continue reading

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Our Bathtime Buddies scavenger hunt

A few weeks ago we were set a brilliant new challenge as members of the Bathtime Fun Squad – to create a scavenger hunt with the Bathtime Buddies range. This challenge was right up our street, as Willow is forever … Continue reading

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One final Playpatrol mission – Ker-ching!

I must admit we’re feeling quite sad that our time as Bigjigs Playpatrol agents has finally come to an end. We’ve had great fun opening up our mystery parcels and testing out the contents, but have to admit that the … Continue reading

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How to be ill with a toddler

Being ill sucks, but being ill with a toddler is currently the hardest thing I’ve had to do all week, yet I feel like a lightweight for even mentioning it. Let me put it this way – you remember that … Continue reading

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Sometimes being a mummy sucks (and is depressing)

I know, I know. That title makes me sound like a cold-hearted beeyatch, but in all honesty – although I love my daughter very much, sometimes I just don’t like her.. and that depresses me. Having suffered with depression for … Continue reading

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