Category: Navigating Twins

My NICU Baby

Please note that this post about my NICU baby may prove a trigger for some.  In my case there is a very happy ending to our experience.  My daughter was cared for by First Touch an amazing charity saving babies every day. It has taken me a while to write this post and I wasn’t […]

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Mountain Buggy Nano Duo – A user review

Mountain Buggy Nano Duo When I saw the Mountain Buggy Nano Duo on a twins club facebook site I knew two things: I needed that buggy more than I need pretty shoes and that is a lot I needed to get out more as it cannot be normal to be that excited about a new […]

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birthday poem

A Happy Birthday Ode to the Twins

A happy birthday poem for my beautiful, smart and funny little girls as they turn 3… When they said it was twins my heart skipped a beat 4 under 4; how would I manage that feat? Our little family to double… Oh Lord!  We were in trouble!! But, manage we did and now here we […]

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potty training tips

14 things you need to know about potty training

If you are of a sensitive disposition I warn you this post contains talk of bodily functions!   I have just started potty training number 4 and despite the fact that I have just had to pick up a massive poo from my back garden I remain hopeful that this will be the end of […]

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Toddler Development – A week of firsts

It is funny how toddlers develop in fits and starts so you feel like one day you have a baby and the next a threenager is staring back at you with their hands firmly planted on their hips as they wag their finger at you and say ‘NO’.  It’s like they wait until they have […]

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toddler tantrums

Dealing with Toddler Tantrums

Although I am now on my 3rd and 4th toddler I have not really had to deal with full on toddler tantrums. Both of the boys had wobblies and threw their toys out of the pram (metaphorically speaking), but they didn’t really do that on the floor kicking, screaming and gnashing of teeth toddler tantrums.  […]

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speech delay

A Disney Princess stopped my worries about speech delay

I have twin girls and one of the many things that you are warned about with twins is that one or both might have  speech delay.  One of my girls was born with laryngomalacia (floppy airway) which resolved itself pretty quickly, but can cause speech delay and so I had been tapping up Google since […]

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TODDLERS

Walking with Toddlers and Young Children

As a mother of 4 children with only 4 years between them all I have spent a lot of time over the past few years walking with toddlers. In fact I have had a toddler since 2013! Now I say walking with toddlers, but what I actually mean is alternating between walking hideously slowly alongside […]

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Hidden Vegetable Tomato Sauce and 7 other recipes

  At some point all children seem to go through an ‘I hate vegetable phase’.  If you are responsible for cooking for kids, are in that place and need a solution this easy hidden vegetable tomato sauce is the answer.   One of my son’s has a ‘hate’ food list and it gets longer, seemingly, by […]

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Four Kids under Four – how this mummy coped

In 2014 my husband and I ummed and errrrrd for a few months before deciding that 3 was the magic number and that we would try for another baby. At this point we had two boys aged 17 months and 3 ½ yrs. They are just under two years apart so I had had two […]

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