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Christmas, Easter bunny, Tooth Fairy- What are the rules?!

With Christmas around the corner, we definitely have our traditions set… but what I have realised is when your little angels go to school they discuss what goes on. This has left me in a pickle because many times Erin has come home and compared life with ‘Gemma- (random name pick of a non-school child)’ …

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Did I ask for your opinion?!

This isn’t a very positive post for me which is unusual as I’m not really an unhappy person but in the last few weeks I have realised that I haven’t got time for people who don’t give anything back, or go out of their way to give a negative. I have always been a bit …

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Bring on Tuesday-I can’t wait!!!!!

It’s Sunday night. One more full day then school. In all honesty I thought this weekend would be much better. It turns out it was pretty shit. Friday night Erin got home from her holiday with her dad. Being away for a week always gives her a stinking attitude and a lack of being able …

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Tips on sharing your children

It’s been a week since Erin has been away and she returns today. This time I have been nervous mainly because we haven’t gone on a stunning holiday to take my mind off things and it’s the first time Erin’s been abroad with her dad. I don’t really know why I was nervous as i …

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The need for Wipe clean floors with babies- our reflux hell.

When Erin was born I had never thought a lot about what could go wrong, I was convinced she would be this perfect little bundle in which I prepared if she had colic as I had bought anti-colic bottles. But I didn’t think anything else could go wrong. How I was wrong. Reflux. That one word that …

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How to Cope with your kid’s cold!

How many times a year is there snot running down your child’s face from a cold? if your little one is anything like mine it is frequent. Yet I always seem so unprepared. Over the last 6 years, I have finally mastered all the tips and tricks needed for when Erin has a cold. Luckily …

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The Girl with Four Birthday Cakes!

Last week it was Erin’s 6th Birthday. Yep, I said 6!!! How has she aged six years? that big purple baby that got placed on my chest in 2012 is no longer, although that makes me sad it also means she’s turned from a baby to my bestie. We are now at the point where …

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The reality of “hotel parenting”

Many times we have stayed in a hotel with Erin. The realities of it are far from what I remember being in a hotel was like. BC (Before Child) was a the exciting, relaxing, not having to clean thrill that was staying in a hotel room. Sleep was always going to be epic when your …

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Dear Mum…. Thank you

Dear Mum, Firstly Happy mother’s day for yesterday. This letter is here to say all the things I don’t spend all year saying but I really should. I look at you and think your pretty amazing. You always used to ask did I want you to be a mum that painted her nails and went …

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Tuppy, Willy, Vagina, Penis- What’s right, what’s wrong?

There is always a lot of controversy about what people call their children’s lower regions. Are you supposed to say Vagina and Penis or can you say other things? Is it acceptable to call it whatever you fancy or does this cause your child problems? In our house, we call it Tuppy and Winky. Which does …