Browsing Category: Navigating Twins

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 the […]

Four Kids Under Four – how this mummy coped

Four kids under four – The story of how we became a large family and survived 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 […]

Potty Training Twins – Day Four

Woohoo! It’s day four of potty training twins and we have a result! One of the twins has only gone and cracked it. There were no accidents today, but more importantly, she initiated everything. I did not remind her and she nailed it. Tempting Fate  I hate to tempt fate, but I am going to […]

Potty Training Twins – Day Three

Today was a tale of two halves in our navigation of potty training twins.  One of the girls had a real breakthrough I think.  She still had a couple of accidents, but these were largely whilst she was running to the potty so she is just leaving it a bit late.  She does seem to […]

Potty Training Twins – Day Two

OMG!!! What a shambles…  The wheels well and truly came off today.  I had help all day so it should have been easier, but the twins seem to have entirely abandoned ship.  We went through so many pairs of knickers and it was so cold we had to keep on putting them on. The only […]