Life

This is where I blog about life with young children, the minor disasters, memorable moments and day to day joy of two amazing little boys.

Counting Down to Christmas

Counting Down to Christmas
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Yes, it’s only October. But I’m already getting excited for Christmas. It’ll be Oliver’s 3rd Christmas and the first time he’s properly been excited about it. And it’s Ethan’s first Christmas. So we’ve a lot…

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The Countdown to Christmas is ON (#sorrynotsorry)

The Countdown to Christmas is ON (#sorrynotsorry)
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I’m a big fan of Christmas. But this year my oldest son (currently 2.5) is already excited and that’s making me even more excited! A conversation that took place in August: Tot: Can I have my…

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A Post Chicken Pox Weekend

A Post Chicken Pox Weekend
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We’ve had a fantastic Bank Holiday weekend. We managed to squeeze in a couple of National Trust sites and our favourite farm. On Saturday, it was Dunham Massey, Sunday the farm and today a trip…

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Rockets, Stones and Tonsillitis

Rockets, Stones and Tonsillitis
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Oliver has had a difficult few days. He appeared to be getting a cold on Thursday and was complaining of a “sore mouth.” But by 5pm, his temperature was reading well over 39 and he…

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Why?!

Why?!
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It has begun. Oliver is 2 years and 4 months old. And he has just discovered, “why?” We’ve had a few “whys,” over the past week or so. And today “why,” really was on fire.…

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How I Got my 2 Month Old Baby to Sleep Through

How I Got my 2 Month Old Baby to Sleep Through
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My first born son didn’t sleep through the night until he was 17 months old. For the first year in particular he woke a lot at night. I was working, getting up through the night…

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Getting Great Photos of Your Children This Summer – Tips from the Pros

Getting Great Photos of Your Children This Summer – Tips from the Pros
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I absolutely love summer. Even if the British weather doesn’t always play ball, it’s great to get out and about on adventures with my toddler (and this year my youngest son too). My son just…

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Baby Wedding Outfits – This Week’s Obsession

Baby Wedding Outfits – This Week’s Obsession
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We’re off to a family wedding on Friday. It will be the first wedding either our two year old or our two month old have attended. But let’s not worry about the “OMG how will I…

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Never Go Food Shopping with 2 Young Children

Never Go Food Shopping with 2 Young Children
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It starts with sunshine and a naively optimistic plan that you’ll be home by 10am with food for the week, have baked cakes by midday, settled everyone down for a home cooked lunch by 1pm…

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Crafty Parents, I Salute You

Crafty Parents, I Salute You
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Crafty parents, I salute you. As you browse the parenting boards on Pinterest you simply can’t miss the crafting genius of some parents. Seriously, who can make a cardboard rocket that actually looks like it…

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Sudden Toddler Tantrum Syndrome

Sudden Toddler Tantrum Syndrome
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My 2 year old is an absolute gem of a child. He’s bright, funny, sweet, considerate and genuinely great company. So when he turned two and everyone was saying, “Oh, terrible twos! Wait for the…

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“Sleep When Baby Sleeps,” (And Other Sh*t Advice)

“Sleep When Baby Sleeps,” (And Other Sh*t Advice)
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“Sleep when baby sleeps!” No fewer than seven people advised me to “sleep when baby sleeps,” when I was pregnant with my eldest. I quickly learnt that this wouldn’t be even remotely possible unless someone…

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#Bathbookbed – My Favourite Part of the Day

#Bathbookbed – My Favourite Part of the Day
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By 7pm on most days I look like a cross between Beetlejuice with a hangover and Cruella De Vil without the fur coat. By 7pm, I’ve usually cleared up thousands of Lego Duplo bricks 19 gazillion…

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For the Love of Paints and Pens

For the Love of Paints and Pens
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Our eldest son has his 2 year assessment the other day and one of the questions we’d had to fill in on the little questionnaire related to him scribbling. The Health Visitor just happened to…

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New Baby, Meet Your Big Brother

New Baby, Meet Your Big Brother
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“BAAAABYYYYYY.” That’s the scream that greets us at around 5:45am each day as our 2 year old bounds cheerfully into our bedroom and checks the Moses basket to ensure his new sibling is still there.…

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Two Small Humans

Two Small Humans
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When I set up this blog, I was clearly scarred enough by my first childbirth experience that I didn’t feel I’d ever be inclined to have more than One Small Human. But here we are…

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That Guilty Feeling.

That Guilty Feeling.
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I don’t spend enough quality time with my son and I have a constant fear that I’m going to miss something important. Will I be in the office when he takes his first steps? Will…

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17 Places My Son’s Mega Bloks Hide

17 Places My Son’s Mega Bloks Hide
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We bought our son some Mega Bloks and a cute little Mega Bloks table for Christmas. It would be generous of me to say he likes building. He does like to destroy things everyone else…

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