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You trippin’? Adventures in buying the toddlers new shoes

A few weeks ago, I noticed that the little one’s first shoes were becoming a bit tight. The thought of shoe shopping made me feel a bit nervous, and understandably so. Shopping is bad enough when the pair are confined to a trolley or buggy, but letting both children roam …

What to buy the one-year-old who has it all – with Magformers

As you will probably have read already, last week ‘the baby’ (henceforth, the small toddler) turned a whole year old! One whole, entire year of ridiculous sleep deprivation, explosive poos and almost daily vomit until a few months ago. I genuinely don’t know how, but we survived. Hurrah! I’m bloody tired, …

Six parents you will meet at soft play

Like any parent who happens to be hanging on to the loose threads of their sanity, I loathe soft play with every fibre of my being.  It’s sticky, it’s sweaty, it’s noisy. The tea (or coffee if that’s your bag) is crap and when you finally manage to remove your …

Happy first birthday: A year in worried faces

As his first birthday rapidly approaches, I thought I would pay tribute to my son.  He is a baby no longer. With under a week until he becomes one year old, he is not as screamy as he once was (although he is more than partial to a good whinge these …

Cutting it fine: I’m going to Britmums Live 2016 aka #BML16!

Yep! I’m going!Britmums Live 2016 (or #BML16 as the cool kids call it) is this Saturday and, in my conventional style, I have a last minute ticket to go! Woohoo! I am going to go and be bewildered (and possibly a little tipsy) surrounded by hundreds of other bloggers.Here is my #BML16 …

Messy play? Not today

I freely admit that I have a few issues when it comes to toddler mess. I’m really more of a reading-a-book or a singing-a-song (or a ‘go entertain each other, that’s why we made two of you for God’s sake‘) mum than an arts-and-crafts mum. Stickers stuck in the wrong place …

Whining and dining: Eating out with the kids

In the days before children, going to a restaurant was a leisure activity; something relaxing and enjoyable. It was an excuse to get dressed up and probably have a bottle (or two) of wine whilst putting the world to rights and, crucially, meant no cooking or washing up. Eating out …

So you think you’re having a really bad day?

Today has been a bad day. The kind of day that starts with your newly-fixed phone smashed all over the kitchen floor. The kind of day when, whilst you are distracted picking up the broken remnants of your phone, your baby decides that he can undo his high chair restraints …

That blogger tag post

What’s all this about then? The lovely Fi from Beauty Baby and Me nominated me to do a ‘Mummy Tag’ post. Basically it involves answering a bunch of questions about yourself in the self-indulgent way which I, and bloggers everywhere, excel at. It’s taken me a while to get to it but …

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