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How to register your nanny with Ofsted

How to register your nanny with Ofsted If you are thinking about hiring a nanny to look after your children you might want to think about Ofsted registration.  This can be a lengthy process and can be annoyingly tricky to find information on how to register your nanny with Ofsted.  As I have already navigated this particular journey and …

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Losing your childcare

Losing your childcare provider is a pest!!  I am devastated; we are losing our lovely nanny as she has decided to leave us.  She is going because she wants to go to university to get her degree and she can’t get a part time place.  I am glad that she isn’t leaving because she doesn’t want to …

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Potty Training Top Tips

I don’t want to speak too soon, but I think our big one may have finally cracked potty training.  I could be wrong and this could be a hugely premature post that has me hanging my head in shame as I have to post again to say its all gone wrong, but for now I …

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Potty Training Update

So we are now around 6 weeks into potty training and I thought a potty training update was overdue. For us it has certainly not been potty training in a week it has been a much longer process. We had immediate success with wees as long as I prompted him but poos have been another …

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10 things you need when having a baby

My Top 10 Must Have Baby Items for First Time Moms

What are the must have baby items for first time moms? When I became a mummy for the first time I bought everything and I mean everything!  I don’t regret it as I had so much fun buying those baby essentials and preparing for my baby that I had waited for, but I know that …

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Mommy Wars

I keep hearing all this stuff about supposed “Mommy Wars” and I’m confused as to how their could be any kind of dispute. Surely it’s just up to each family to decide what is best for them. As far as I can tell from my friends often the decision about whether to work or not …

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When my 4 month old baby had Croup it was the scariest night of my life.  In fact this was now 9 months ago and it is only now that I can look back on it and actually write about it without feeling the fear again. I should immediately say that Croup is usually a …

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Puff Pastry Twists Savoury

Easy Puff Pastry Twists Savoury

Puff Pastry Twists Savoury These puff pastry twists savoury are quick and easy but look great so are a must for any of our kids or even adult parties.  They can look like a stylish canape for a grown up drinks party just by wrapping them in a slice of prosciutto or a tasty after …

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how to stay calm during potty training

How to stay calm during Potty Training

Staying calm whilst potty training is so difficult.  I have received the message loud and clear that I mustn’t get annoyed when he has accidents and that the focus has to be on encouraging the positive steps and actions, but this is tough!  So this is my advice on how to stay calm during potty …

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returning to work

Navigating Returning to Work

Navigating returning to work as a mummy of two has been just as it sounds a journey.  I wrote previously about the decision of whether to return to work or not and since then my husband and I have looked at loads of options.  We realised pretty quickly that for us it would not work …

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