• How to cope with pregnancy and a toddler

    Being pregnant is exhausting but add a toddler to that and you will be wishing for bedtime before 9am.  Coping with a toddler when you’re expecting your second baby is tough, but there are lots of things you can do to help you take care of yourself while taking care of your toddler.  I had

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  • Our last summer

    This week we found out about my daughter’s primary school place.  In the run-up to the decision I had been a bit sick with worry about where she would end up.  Now we know we have our second choice school. I’m pleased with this, although it’s not as close as our preferred option which was

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  • 11 tips for postpartum recovery with a toddler

    Postpartum recovery is never easy but it’s particularly tough when you have a toddler to care for as well as your newborn baby.  If you’re worried about how you’re going to cope with a baby and a toddler in the immediate days and weeks after giving birth, then the key thing to remember is don’t

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  • 15+ quick prep activities for toddlers

    Finding inspiration to keep your toddler entertained can be tricky if you don’t want to spend hours preparing elaborate baking and making activities.  However I’ve got a long list of things you can do with your child that do not involve paint splattered up your wall, cooked spaghetti trodden into your floor or hours of

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  • 9 terrible truths about the terrible twos

    The terrible twos are utterly brutal. Just when you thought your child was entering those golden years when your family life would look like something from an Enid Blyton book illustration, your kid whacks you in the face then spends an hour screaming because of their socks. The newborn days are hard, I really don’t

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  • Why I find playing with my kids boring

    I feel like I need to begin this post with a huge disclaimer. I love my children. I love being with them. I think they are awesome. But, I am 35 years old. My kids are one and three. My idea of fun, and their idea of fun, are two very different things.  This clash

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  • 5 signs your toddler is ready to ditch their nap

    It can be hard to spot the signs your toddler is ready to ditch their nap.  If they have started refusing to have a daytime snooze it’s difficult to tell if this is just toddler stubbornness or a genuine move to a new stage in their development.  Toddlers have no idea how gutting this stage

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