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first day at preschool
Jun 15

Little I has been eagerly awaiting her first day of preschool for months and months, and this week the big day finally arrived. Prior to half term she had two one-hour long settling in sessions, which I was meant to stay for. But ten minutes into the first session she asked me to leave! I […]

Britmums live
Jun 08

In a couple of week’s time I will be attending my first mummy blogger conference, BritMums Live! It is taking place in London and the schedule looks utterly amazing, with keynotes from people such as Ruby Wax and Cherry Healey. I hope to learn a lot, be inspired and ultimately meet some of the great […]

child with sunglasses
Jun 06

I remember my old editor saying to me when I was pregnant with Little I, that although you might think the early years are the best, in fact it keeps on getting better and better. I took it to heart and recently a few friends have reiterated that sentiment. Tonight I think I hit my […]

Baby Led Weaning
Jun 03

Little I was weaned the Gill Rapley way. For the first six months I exclusively breastfed her, and when she hit six months I continued to breastfeed while gradually introducing solid food via the Baby Led Weaning approach (the term was originally coined by Gill Rapley, a former health visitor and midwife). I never made […]

boy
May 10

Selecting a child’s name is such a huge responsibility. I don’t think you appreciate what a big decision it is until you have your first child. Suddenly it dawns on you that the name you choose, your child will have to carry with them for the rest of their life. I’ve come across a few […]

young girl shopping
May 07

I’m not a typical woman when it comes to something like clothes shopping. While I like to try and look nice, I find I have to sum up renewed confidence and optimism between my infrequent clothes shopping expeditions. The reason being that I so often return home empty-handed, having been unable to find anything that […]

pile of books
Apr 20

This week I have had a small identity crisis. It’s a bit of a cliché – you become a Mum and suddenly you see yourself being plonked at the bottom of the pile. Slowly but surely your identity gets chipped away at, until one day you realise that you don’t really have one anymore. I’m […]

Toddler Yoga
Apr 18

Where do toddlers get their energy from? Sometimes I am amazed at Little I’s ability to keep going (and she’s definitely not the most active in her bunch). From the moment she wakes up she is a busy bee. She never stops chatting, to herself or others, and keeping still for more than a few […]

Mother's Day
Mar 15

Just in case you were wondering how much a Mummy is worth, here it is broken down for you… To quote the Mastercard advert, I personally feel us Mums are “priceless”. How can you put a figure on what is, after all, the most important job in the world? After receiving the below infographic from […]

Pre-school blocks
Mar 08

Earlier this week we confirmed Little I’s start date for pre-school. Her birthday falls in May and so her free early education place will begin on 1 September, but since she doesn’t yet go to any nursery, my husband and I have decided that it would be good for her to begin two mornings a […]

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