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.

What I Really Want to Give my Son for Christmas

What I Really Want to Give my Son for Christmas
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  It’s my son’s first Christmas and he’ll just be touching on 10 months when Santa arrives. Of course, he’ll have gifts to open and a fun family day to enjoy. But the things I…

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Flying with a Baby (Easyjet)

Flying with a Baby (Easyjet)
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We’ve not long since returned from Oliver’s first holiday. He was just under 7 months when we left. We decided to go and spend a week in Tenerife at the end of September staying with…

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3 social updates that make you feel like an inadequate parent (and the reality to make you feel better)

3 social updates that make you feel like an inadequate parent (and the reality to make you feel better)
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Social media’s brilliant, isn’t it? You can essentially find out what’s going on in everyone’s life (including all those people you knew 20 years ago who you haven’t seen since) and have a good nosey…

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10 Parenting Truths I’ve Learnt in 5 Months and 3 Days

10 Parenting Truths I’ve Learnt in 5 Months and 3 Days
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I’m a parenting newbie. A novice. An intern, if you will. But in the 5 short months I’ve been getting to grips with this whole one-small-human-whose-very-survival-depends-on-me thing, I’ve learnt 10 universal truths. 1. There is…

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The Things That Terrified Me Bringing a Newborn Home

The Things That Terrified Me Bringing a Newborn Home
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In all, I spent 6 days in hospital having my little boy. 3 days before and 3 days after… When I was finally discharged, I had all manner of things to take with me: The…

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The Bottom Lip

The Bottom Lip
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My husband’s Mother came to visit us at the weekend. They live in the North East and we’re in the North West, so she doesn’t get to see our son as often as she might…

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A Brilliant Dad

A Brilliant Dad
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This is one of my favourite photos. My husband and our 4 month old son taking in the scenery on a sunny afternoon in the park. But it wasn’t just a one off. In fact,…

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Things People Ask Google About their Babies

Things People Ask Google About their Babies
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Google has, for some, suggested things that you might want to search based on your first couple of words. The suggestions are based on previous things people have searched previously. Here are some things people…

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My 4 Month Baby is Sleeping… :-D

My 4 Month Baby is Sleeping… :-D
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At one point, I thought he would never sleep more than an hour at a time. He was small at birth at 5lb 9 and for the first couple of weeks of life rarely took…

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A Few Days Off….

A Few Days Off….
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My husband and I are taking 4 days off next week to spend some time with the little fella and family we have coming over from Tenerife. So looking forward to time to relax. My…

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7 things my son does that it would be unacceptable for me to do

7 things my son does that it would be unacceptable for me to do
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My son does so many new little things all the time that have my husband and I all “aaaahs,” and “ooohs.” But if I did them (or any other adult for that matter) it would be…

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(Questionable) Advice I Was Given Before Giving Birth

(Questionable) Advice I Was Given Before Giving Birth
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I was given a lot of advice during my (complicated) pregnancy. Some of it was grand. Some of it, though, appears to have been taken straight out of text books without any consideration for the…

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