Ellie is 4 years old now and perhaps it is just so long ago but I don’t remember making a conscious decision to always give my children choices, I simply do it. Perhaps the whirlwind of bringing a second child into the world made me forget my decision or perhaps it was a habit formed out of tired necessity. Either…

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For those who don’t know, we have been using private day nurseries for over three years now. Ellie started at our local nursery when she was 10 months old so I could go back to work part time. Since then I have stopped working but Ellie has continued to attend a nursery. I have spent many an occasion wondering if…

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I feel safe to assume that we all know motherhood changes us. Even people that haven’t had their children yet and are still in the naive ‘I’d never do that as a parent!’ stage have enough information at their finger tips to know children change you. Even just a little. We all know our bodies change. Your core will never…

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Life can pass us by in what come sometimes seem like a serious of unconnected events. Some we have full control over and some happen (seemingly) by chance. Personally I believe in the butterfly effect. Not literally. I don’t literally believe that a butterfly flapping its wings in America can cause a tsunami in Japan. What I believe is the…

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Each day in this world as a human has its own individual challenges. Then when you add parenting into it all everything becomes even harder. You are no longer just in charge of yourself; you have people that depend on you… for everything.  Of course that is par for the course so why am I surprised? Well I’m not really…

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A little while ago I wrote the A-Z of Parenthood. I really enjoyed righting it and thought it was something I would definitely like to do a few more posts along those lines. Todays little snippet is all about toddlers. A is for Attitude. I think they do this to prepare us for their teenage years. If I am right…

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If we are honest we all have those things that we said we would never do as a parent. I had a few myself and I have broken them all! One of the biggest things for me was fussy eating. I vowed that I wouldn’t have fussy eaters, that I wouldn’t bend to the will of a toddler regarding food!…

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I was recently tagged by Care Johnson and Emma from Me and B Make Tea to complete the #RockingMotherhood tag and I was more than happy to partake. Thank you so much for the tag, I really appreciate it. The idea of this to think of ten ways that you rock as a mother. It was created by Patricia at…

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When I started this blog about 18 months ago Hubby and I spoke about it at length. He was very supportive and helped me set it all up; he is the technical one of the relationship. At the time we felt is was appropriate to use pseudonyms for the girls and after a few discussions we settled on using Pinky…

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Gooooood Morning/Afternoon/Evening/Night everyone!!!! How are you all? Well that’s 2016 done. I’m in the ‘thank goodness for that!’ camp. How about you? This is a very different type of post for me….. I need your vote! The Tribal Chat blogger awards are open and I would be thrilled/ecstatic/over the flippin’ moon if you would vote for me. Of course normally…

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Well Sparkle Heart (seriously Pinky did that have to be her name?) has been with us a little while now and it is starting to show….! The cheeky madam seems to have had a little party for one on Friday night! Day 15: Day 16: Naturally on Saturday she was a little hung over! So she decided it was best…

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