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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 …

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Things to do when you have kids for Valentine’s day

February 14th- the romantic day of saint Valentine, red hearts, roses and presents. That goes out of the window as soon as you have kids. Hats off to you If you grab a babysitter and still celebrate! I don’t remember the last time I went with the soppiness of valentine’s day- in fact Matt and …

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A rest is as good as a change!

I am back!! Yay!!! I haven’t blogged since 20th December and to be honest it felt good to have a little break, a rethink and a social media detox. But I am back and ready to blog my butt off in 2018! I have all sorts of crappy excuses about where I was, why I …

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How many Santa’s is too many Santa’s?!

Erin is five now, and at the age where she asks every question under the sun. Mostly she asks inane questions about completely irrelevant things that I normally have to say I have no idea or should google!!! Thank god Matt is getting an Alexa for his birthday, so she can ask google herself… this …

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Cluster headaches- 6 weeks of living hell. I couldn’t cope any longer.

First things first I want to apologise for my absence. For the last 6 weeks, I have been in a small hole of hell.  That may sound dramatic, and people who know me- have seen me around and about or on social media. At home, I have been dealing with another bout of cluster headaches. …

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It does get better as kids get older… if you have a 2/3 year old read on!

If you have read my blog before you will probably know that when Erin started school last year we had six weeks of tears. These became less frequent but her behaviour was fairly varied!!! Erin hates change and although was quite well behaved she had her moments and ended up with 3 letters sent home …

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I am strict… but it works

Last week Erin decided that it would be fun to test her boundaries. Tiredness has been the main feature in this. Erin is rubbish when she doesn’t go to bed at 7. It takes her about a week to get over it. She needs sleep.  This week has been my fault as we went camping …

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Does working part time make you a part time mum?

I have just dropped Erin for her first school trip, they had to be in school at normal time so I didn’t make any special arrangements with work, when I got to the playground I found that lots other mummies were waiting for the bus to leave to wave them off. I literally didn’t even …