We are now roughly half way through the summer holidays and if I’m honest it hasn’t been as bad as I thought it would be. Pinky may only be at preschool currently but those 15 hours are invaluable to me. When she is there things are less rushed, I get slightly less pestered with just the one child, I get…

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It’s not something you are suppose to admit out loud, that you have a gender preference for your unborn baby.  But I had a preference, with both pregnancies and I never had the courage to admit to myself or anyone else. Even before I fell pregnant with Pinky I thought I wanted a girl then a boy.  Truth be told…

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Follow my blog with Bloglovin We took the girls strawberry picking on Saturday.  The both loved it and Perky was better behaved than I had expected.  She followed Pinky and did exactly as she did and loved putting the strawberries into the baskets.  We filled two whole baskets and by the end of it Pinky hadn’t eaten any (a totally…

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It was never in question that we would have more than one child.  Both Hubby and I have siblings. We are, in fact, both the eldest of our siblings.  So when Pinky came along we knew we would one day have a brother or sister for her, and for us.  Naively there was a lot I had forgotten about having…

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It has been nine months since Pinky officially started potty training.  We had flirted with idea a few times before but it never really stuck and more often than not we (I) had given up after a couple of hours.  But nine months ago it stuck and since then we have had a couple of wetting incidence and one code…

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Children all have their soothers. Some have dummies, teddy bears, blankets. Pinky and Perky have Mr Rabbit and a Muzzy. Mr Rabbit, is a small rabbit holding onto a small blanket and at all costs is never on his own. Muzzy is a stuffed teddy dog head stitched into a small blanket, again, never ever seen without it. A familiar…

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It has been 3 months since I officially quit work became a stay at home mum and I finally feel like I am getting into the swing of things. It probably shouldn’t have taken me this long but it has been a battle against errands and pre-school routines around tantrums and playtime. I love a bit of ‘me time’ but…

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Having established this morning that Pinky didn’t want to do anything specific today (until Perky can talk she is subject to her sisters choices) I announced we needed to walk the dog at some point.  Pinky very excitedly shouted she would like to walk Peggy in the forrest.  We don’t actually have a forrest its just some woodland, this is…

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This weekend saw Perky take her first independent steps. She is technically a late walker like her sister was. Pinky was 17 months old and Perky is now 15 months. It bothered me a little with Pinky that she took so long as every other child her age seemed to be walking but actually looking back it was a bit…

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After a few weeks of general nervous and fractious energy caused by both Hubby and myself (bloody work related as normal) a last minute decision to have a few days away just the four of us turned out to be more vital than I thought.  The holiday doesn’t seem like much on paper. It was only a Centre Parcs, not…

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It’s just one of those days. One of those ‘pull your hair out’ kinda days. Nothing really extreme is happening, no major unexpected tantrums (just the usual), I have a slight headache but its easing, Perky has a cold, lots of snot but I think we’re coming to the end of it. But I just can’t get into a rhythm.…

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So after long conversations and lots of maths that made my head hurt, Hubby and I decided it was best for me to stop working.  The simple fact was that one child in childcare was vaguely affordable but two was going to be crippling.  We were going to be paying money for me to work, I simply didn’t earn enough…

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So it occurred to me lately that although I really don’t mind how much ‘screen time’ the girls have I do care about the content. I spent much of my childhood sat in front of Disney films according to my mother but if I’m honest i don’t remember it being as constant as she tells me. Yes I can quote…

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I’ve been very organised this year, I am usually a very organised person anyway but I like to leave Christmas to be slightly more spontaneous. We plan where we are spending Christmas Day, we set budgets and then I shop. No other limitations. This year however I have made a plan. We are going to the Grandwinnettes (Hubbys parents) for…

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Like many parents this time of year, we are busting our behinds to let the man in the red suit take the credit for Christmas. When our oldest daughter looks at me with a peaceful sincere look and says “Thank You’ for something it fills me with joy and makes me think that working is worth while. Now, on Christmas morning…

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