Category: Navigating Daddyhood

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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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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primary school

Primary School Places Announcement

So today is D day for Primary School places and the first day back at school for most of us with older children.  The chatter in the playground tomorrow will undoubtedly be filled with ‘did you hear so and so didn’t get a place’  ‘gasp, no really?!’ My eldest littles attend a very oversubscribed school […]

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funny parenting tips

The only parenting tip you will ever need!

OK I have cracked it! I have got the only parenting tip you will ever need!  If you have this in your parenting arsenal you are all set.  Your sanity can be saved so what is this amazing parenting tip?  Drum roll please…………………………………. What?  I hear you cry…  I am serious excuses are your best […]

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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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Why it is important to have couple time after having kids

It is official we left the compound!  I repeat Mummy and Daddy left the compound!  Now don’t alert the authorities the littles were well looked after by their grandparents and our nanny whilst we had a weekend away.  We are actually having some couple time after having kids! So I wrote much of this post […]

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Craft Ideas Fridge Magnet

Easy Fridge Magnet Craft for Toddlers

As the new half term starts it is time for me to get planning the weekly craft activity for the playgroup I help to run.  I have been trawling pinterest to come up with ideas for a Mothers Day craft to no avail.  Ultimately I came to the conclusion that as most of those attending […]

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the morning after the night before

The morning after the night before

I am sitting in my local café writing a graduate’s CV and overhearing a group of 20 somethings recount the night before. During the morning after the night before they are attempting to eat a big breakfast whilst intermittently complaining that they can’t eat, feel sick and can’t face the day. They all have a […]

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Valentines Craft Ideas

We do a lot of crafts here so I thought we might start a weekly update of what we have been up to.  Our first post is about the Valentines Craft ideas that we have been trying out today  3D Valentines Cards We used white card stock, 1 piece of black card (red might be […]

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