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2.4 children- is this really practical anymore?

2.4 children … is this really a thing anymore? Are there still mums out there that are the perfect wives and slaves to their husbands and kids? I’m thinking there are!! My partner is very traditional with his roles as he was brought up with traditional roles in his family. His mum didn’t work, looked …

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Homework… to give or not to give?

To give or not to give…that is the question! Erin went to a nursery where uniform was worn from the start and at the age of two she was offered a ‘homework book’. This gave me the decision weather I wanted Erin to have homework weekly or not- I was in a dilemma. Do I …

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Screen Time- Ipads, tablets and phones for kids?

How many times have I been to a restaurant and Erin’s started crawling under the table or banging her knife and fork about like she’s in some form of rock band and I have grabbed my phone and put her on Cbeebie’s app or a Disney film!? A lot I can tell you! At first …

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Pregnancy Peer Pressure- It’s up to you!

Having a baby has so much pressure attached to it and over thinking from your own body let alone from other mums. When I was pregnant I was asked so many questions on how I would feed, what I will use in the cot, pushchairs, baby monitors- the list goes on. This is a horrible …

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WARNING TMI!! Gross things about childbirth & Kids!

(WARNING TMI POST!!) When you go to the midwife for the first time should there be a book with warnings about how you will feel when certain things happen during pregnancy, childbirth and the earth years? Or would that freak every mum out in the universe!?! Are some things better left unsaid? Well I think someone should mention it as I was pretty shocked! So here is my list of horrific, scary and gross things that occur from pregnancy to the early years. This has TMI so be warned!!

 

  • First things first when you do that pregnancy test the likelihood of getting wee on your hands is high! Whether you wee into a cup first or do it on the stick- either way it’s not glamorous!!
  • During pregnancy the amount of people who have a nosey up your bits and prod and poke you with all sorts of instruments is untrue! Again expect more wee on your hands when trying to get a sample for each midwife appoint as you now can’t see below your bump!!
  • Trying to shave said ‘bits’ whilst pregnant in sheer panic that you could go into labour anytime soon- it’s not happening girls just go natural or have an extremely willing partner!!!
  • Mucous plugs…no one warned me about these delights… apparently something that can come away from you at any time and can be several times… Retreat in your underwear and look like someone has blown their nose into them!!!! (Yuk!!!)
  • Pooing in labour… yep it’s possible and the stats are high girls! Not in your favour!!! You won’t care and midwives don’t mention it or make a big deal- don’t stress about it!
  • Jelly Belly- when you give birth, you look down and your rounded bump has been replaced with what I can only describe as an old grandmas sagging belly! Wrinkled, feels like jelly and when you stand up you feel like your insides are going to fall out!
  • Having to put cabbage leaves in your bra as your boobs are so swollen you look like Pamela Anderson! Another delight- when you stop feeding or choose not to feed your boobs swell up, hurt like hell and you look like you should be on page 3! Get those cabbage leaves at the ready!
  • Getting into the bath and looking like a milk maid! The hot water touches your body and your boobs are sent into overdrive squirting milk everywhere!!
  • Milk explosion! Squirting your child or anything else that’s in the way with milky boobs- your babies ready to feed you try and get a discreet boob out and your child’s just had a face full as well as the dog that won’t leave your side!!!
  • Finding baby sick in your bra- all crusted as you haven’t realised your little delight deposited it 3 hours before!!!
  • You now have a toddler and it eats real food… this only means one thing- when its sick you have to comb chunks of sick out of its hair in the bath… normally with your hands as it doesn’t want you to leave your side to get a comb!!!
  • When children are potty trained they also want to wee at the most awkward places (standstill on the motorway)- this includes weeing in anything that won’t leak… including cereal bags… yes I have been there!!!!!
  • Wiping snot with your hands! There’s never a tissue or baby wipe around when you need one is there?!

If you have any more delights you think should be included to my list drop them in the comments below! We need to warn mummies worldwide so they get prepared!

Mummy 2 Monkeys
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Reflux- Coughs and Cries

When you are pregnant and you get reflux and drink Gaviscon like its going out of fashion you never imagine that when your baby is born they will have it too. I have never heard of reflux in babies as it’s not something that’s heard of for people that aren’t in parenting circles. 8th May …

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The Mummy Tag- an insight to me as a mum!

Thank you to www.stressedrach.co.uk for tagging me in ‘The mummy Tag’ we have enjoyed getting to know you and hopefully you will learn a little about us now. Are you a stay at home or working mum? Since I went back after maternity leave I have had the best of both worlds have have been …

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Worst tantrum ever…

So today WAS lovely… A little party at my friends for her housewarming until all hell broke loose. Erin was what I can explain as the devil, she made me want to dig a hole sit in it and cry. Firstly she batted her best friends spade out of his hand making him so upset …

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Secret Obsession- Pushchairs!!!

Before Erin was Born I was desperate to go pushchair shopping, I indulged myself and picked a Silved Cross 3D fairly quickly. Looking back now I should have thought about many more aspects and took far more pushchairs for a test drive!  The silver Cross 3D was lovely for when she was newborn and lay …

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Mary Poppins Outfit Complete! Cute overload!!

After I had realised what I had let myself in for with agreeing to make Erin her Mary Poppins outfit- (see blog post http://glossytots.blogspot.com/2016/03/what-have-i-let-myself-in-for.html ) Today was the final outcome and personally I love it!!! She looked extremely cute!!!