Category: Top tips & how tos

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 …

Five ways to encourage socialising in your preschooler

Some children, like my oldest, are naturally social. They skip off to preschool and barely look back. They come home, happy, with tales of all the friends they’ve made (although for the first year she claimed to have ‘played Play Doh’ every day). Other children, like my youngest,  find it …

Top tips for surviving long car journeys with small kids

We have recently done quite a few long car journeys with our kids, and it can be really hard work; the whinging, the repeated requests for loo stops and snacks and the knowledge that you probably have to do it all again in reverse in a few days… Well it …

10 rules for selling mirrors on the internet (and people that broke them)

When selling second hand goods on the internet, there are some things that should always remembered. I kindly summarised some of the key guidelines for you here. However, apparently for people selling mirrors, further guidance is required. Having reflected (?!) on some of the worst mirrors for sale posts around, …

21 things I wish I’d known before my first elective c-section

As you might know, I had both of my babies via elective cesarean section. It’s startling, really, that antenatal classes (or at least the ones I attended) are so light on detail regarding cesarean sections (or c-sections) given that 1 in 4 babies are born this way. Despite leaving the …

How to remove the covers from an Axkid Minikid carseat

If like us, your car seats need a blooming good clean, then hopefully this little step-by-step tutorial will help show you how to remove the covers from an Axkid Minikid carseat! We were recently given the opportunity to test the Axkid Wolmax seats (review here) and so thought we’d give …

Camping it up in style: Top tips for camping this summer

For some, the word camping can bring to mind a lovely, wholesome family holiday.  For others, the mere mention of a tent can make them shudder to their very core. I’m afraid that I fall into the latter category; a combination of childhood memories and too-much-alcohol-not-enough-planning teenage festival experiences have …

The malingerers: Dealing with toddler tears

This post is a helpful one (naturally) about all the ways I soothe away my children’s tears like the mum-ninja that I am. My children (like most small people) are constantly covered in bumps, scrapes and bruises, and it’s almost entirely their own doing. I do try very hard not …

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