Oh the joy of messy play
Parenting

Messy play: All good clean fun?

I’m a big fan of baby and toddler groups. My little girl had a full schedule of them up until she started preschool. They were great for her confidence and also helped to get us into a good routine. We did them all: gymnastics, music, swimming, dancing, playgroups…. However, there was one thing I just …

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Babies

Back with a baby!

We have a new baby!  Fourteen weeks ago we became proud parents to a lovely (endlessly hungry) little boy. He is particularly special as there were times when we doubted if another baby would ever be possible. We became pregnant with Little B so quickly, but this little man was another story. For well over …

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Life

Come back September, all is forgiven

Now, I’ve already written something about my less than fondness for September, but in hindsight, I think my rant was misplaced. You see, this year, October is really taking the mick. Just to summarise our current position, late October: we are recovering from apple purgatory and now find ourselves slap bang in the middle of birthday …

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Babies

Whose boobs are they anyway….?

This is not a funny post. If you came here looking for a giggle, please rest assured that normal service will resume next week, unless it transpires that we did in fact leave Makka Pakka in that service station car park just outside Edinburgh, in which case the next post may be altogether more sombre… I’d …

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Parenting

For the love of tea

I love tea. I’ve always loved tea. I love tea so much that when I left my last job, they bought me a teapot and tea bags (which I’m sure is because of my well-known fondness for tea, and not some sarcastic dig about how long I spent chatting in the kitchen). The thing is, nowadays, …

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Parenting

Holidays: Oh, how things have changed…

We are going on holiday! Readers of my previous post will no doubt be asking themselves ‘But what about the apples?’.  And you would be right to be concerned. By some fortunate unfortunate accidentally-on-purpose timing, our holiday this year is going to fall slap bang in the middle of the Hades that is apple season.  Personally, I …

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Parenting

Bake Off? I can do that!

Before becoming a parent, I was fairly convinced that once I had my baby, not only would I become a veritable queen of crafts, but I would also make the instantaneous transition from incompetent cook to all round domestic goddess. Post birth and during our second week of dining on Doritos and grapes in the company …

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Parenting

Supermarket shopping with a toddler – a guide

If, like many, you find the experience of supermarket shopping with a toddler to be slightly less pleasant than poking hot forks in your eyes whilst listening to One Direction on loop, then this is the guide you have been waiting for!   Read on to learn how you can minimise the utter misery of the supermarket shop and help make …

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