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Weekend – hashtag family time

Weekend – hashtag family time

So what does this mean to the average family? Does it mean painting the perfect social media portrait of quality time with your kids, indulging in wonderful activities that everyone enjoys? Does it mean spending all your weekend with one another because the weeklong slog makes the dedicated time together so worth it? Or does … Continue reading

New Term = FREEDOM!

New Term = FREEDOM!

September is most definitely my favourite time of year. I love the holidays and I love the sunshine, but even more, I love a fresh start, a new term, and a quiet house! My social media feeds are full of a mix of weeping mothers, missing their kids, having spent the holidays together, creating memories. … Continue reading

11 month itch

Last week marked my darling Blake turning 11 months old, which in turn marks a month until I have to return to work. I’m so very sad about having to return to work and leaving her. I was hammering down the office door at around 10 months with Dex, safely returning back on payroll by … Continue reading

Unexpected.

Today Dexter had his last transition afternoon at school before he starts properly in September,  and I cried. Like a twat. This was most unexpected because I’ve been really excited about him starting school, his brain desperately needs to learn and someone else needs to answer his constant questions, because I’ve run out of answers!  … Continue reading

Super Toddler

Dexter has spent today dressed as Spiderman. I don’t mind this at all, even when we visited the local children’s centre for an arts and crafts session, or even when we visited B&M Bargains as a treat (yep we’re that family). Nope I don’t mind at all that my toddler is expressing himself and showing … Continue reading

Introducing Siblings by Lea Spencer-Brown

Today’s guest post has been written by Lea, a wonderful woman whom I met through our antenatal group way back in 2011. Lea and her husband Chris have two beautiful daughters, Mathilda (2) and Nellie (12 weeks). Lea writes about her experience of welcoming their second child into their lives and the effect it had on … Continue reading

A letter to my toddler

A letter to my toddler

Dearest Dexter, What an amazing year 2013 was for you. In just a year you’ve gone from a cruising baby to a confident toddler. We’ve watched you grow and learn and develop and become such an awesome little boy. You waited until we’d moved into our first family home in January before taking your first … Continue reading

Scaredy Cat

This year is the first year we’re going trick or treating, and to ease Dexter (and the OH in) we’re only going to visit friends and family. We’ve kinda celebrated Halloween in the past by just being at home and answering the door to kids in bin bags. This year will be the first that … Continue reading

Smartie Pants

How did my kid get to be so smart? Over the past few months his brain has become completely sponge-like and he’s picking up everything. The words coming from his mouth are amazing and his confidence levels have shot through the roof. I know I’m completely biased but in my opinion the kid is an … Continue reading

Bookworm

Today is World Book Day so I wanted to write a little post about my small bookworm and his love of “reading”. Out of all the toys Dexter owns I can confidently say his favourite will be a book. He’s progressed from eating them to now sitting down and flicking through the pages. Dexter loves … Continue reading