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Oooh, it’s a bit hot isn’t it?

By the time I publish this, I’m fairly sure that the glorious sunshine is going to be over. That’s how British weather (and my blogging turnaround time) works. This year we’ve seemingly forgone spring, and instead gone straight from the depths of winter (and not just any winter, I’m talking …

No more nappies: The end of toddlerhood

I have, several times, tentatively alluded to the fact that we’ve been potty training the small one. It started when we were trapped in by the snow and we figured there wasn’t much else to do, so why not. I never really wanted to make a big deal of it …

I love chocolate but Easter trees are a step too far

Easter has always been a bloody good public holiday in my eyes. I’m not even vaguely religious so for me as a child, it meant two things; namely time off school and shitloads of chocolate. A breakfast of hot cross buns, an Easter egg hunt in the back garden maybe, …

Two weeks with the plague: A whole family with the flu

The weekend before last, I went out on the Friday night. Nothing fancy; just Wetherspoons so really quite the opposite. I (predictably) drank too much wine. The next day, I thought I was actually going to die. Turns out though, it wasn’t actually just a massive hangover or lack of …

How to cope when your toddler drops their nap

I have been dreading this inevitable turn of events for a long time. I am of course talking about the death of the nap. My smallest – now two years and eight months, or 32 months if you’re weird – has decided he is done. He is dropping the nap …

Today, parenting preschoolers is kicking my arse

I feel like I can post this today, because today, everything is OK. We’re getting along. There’s no screaming, only a little bit of arguing, and I am feeling positive. Yesterday though… I don’t like you mummy! Ah, my favourite wake up call. I want daddy! I don’t like YOU! …

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