How to Survive on Little Sleep as a Mum of Two

I have been a mum of two for 8 weeks now. Baby girl has always been a good sleeper and now at 28 months old she will easily sleep 12 hours a night. I forgot what it was like to have broken sleep when baby dottie came along. Now I’m surviving on a couple of hours here and there. My…

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Technology, Social Skills and Fitness Levels in Kids

Technology, Social Skills and Fitness Levels in Kids – When I was a child, I was lucky to have a sony walkman. Nowadays with advances in technology kids know how to use and have tablets, smartphones and are on social media all the time. What I’m intrigued to know as a parent is what effect is this having on our…

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Explaining to a two year old they are getting a sibling and how to prepare

Before the baby arrived we decided that we were going to get her some presents from her baby sister. She’s not a girly girl so not into dolls, but loves music so we got her a toy keyboard to play on. I wondered at the start how hard it was going to be explaining to a two year old they…

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Can A Woman Have It All?

*This is a guest post from Liberty over at Liberty on the Lighter Side Can a woman have it all? I don’t believe so. Assuming that is, that HAVING IT ALL means to have a successful career while simultaneously raising your children, with no other child care (no crèche, no nanny, no au pair, no granny). There simply isn’t enough…

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Do You Know Your Rights As A Working Parent?

I remember heading back to work after maternity leave the first time around and not knowing what my rights were as a working parent. This time when I head back in 2019 I will be more clued up. The end of maternity or paternity leave is a daunting enough time without the stress and uncertainty of worrying about your entitlements.…

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Potty Training with Little Budgie’s Done A Fudgie

Baby girl is now 26 months old. She is very switched on and has shown that she is nearly ready for toilet training. A few weeks back we reviewed the Step’n’ Potty from Bumbo, but she wasn’t quite ready for potty training then. When we saw the health visitor for her 2 year check up, she gave us some advice…

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6 Easter Activities For Dads

*This is a guest post from DaddiLife on Easter Activities for Dads. Holidays like Easter are the perfect opportunity for dads to further the bond with their children. Regardless of whether you have an infant on a weaning schedule or a couple of toddlers who need something to keep them occupied and engaged, these activities will create Easter moments that your…

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Product Review: Step ‘n’ Potty From Bumbo

Potty training – yes it’s nearly that time. For weeks baby girl has been showing the signs that she’s ready. Examples being taking her clothes off, saying wee wee, hiding behind the sofa to have a pooh and having a dry nappy for periods of time. In fact when she had a horrible virus last year, my GP wanted a…

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How to introduce colour into early years teaching

The importance of colour in early years. Babies begin to learn from the second that they are born. But stimulating a child’s mind and helping them develop their awareness are crucial to ensuring that they absorb as much as possible in the early years. Where does colour come into learning and development? Infinite Playgrounds, designers and creators of playground canopies,…

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How To Be a Frugal Parent Without Missing Out

If you’re planning to have children, you need to know what to expect. While most parents talk about the reduced sleeping hours – and you will truly have to function on two or three hours a night in the beginning – not everybody is completely honest about the costs inherent to raising a child. Bringing up a child in the…

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The Sunday Pregnancy Diaries #2

How will I cope with a baby and a toddler? I have many questions on how to cope with a baby and a toddler and here are a few to start with. Baby girl will be 2 years 2 months when baby number 2 arrives. How will I manage? You see Baby girl is a little live wire. She’s into…

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Top Tips On Car Seat Safety

*This is a sponsored post Car seat safety is extremely important. Every year thousands of children around the world are injured or worse killed in car crashes. Keeping your child safe from harm is top on the list. It can be very overwhelming finding the best car seat on the market and also having it fitted correctly. What car seat…

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Do you Have the Most Kid Friendly Laptop for Your Children?

Whether they’re used to boost their grades at school, watch their favourite films, or safely explore they’re curious about the world, laptops for children are becoming increasingly common in many tech-savvy homes. While many homes used to simply allow children to use the family computer, the rise of personal laptops, as well as online threats, has made sharing an unsecured…

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