Category: Parenting

A First Birthday Gift Guide For Your Baby

I cannot quite believe my littlest baby is turning one next month. One whole year of looking at her beautiful, cheeky smile. Ah, my smallest child is growing quickly. And so, with Molly’s all important first birthday looming I am desperately trying to think of some presents which I can buy her, that we don’t already have.. When your children have a playroom which is bursting at the seams with toys, this is quite a challenge! So, my first birthday gift guide is coming into play.

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The Reality of Being a Frontline Worker During Covid-19

The reality of being a frontline worker during Covid-19 is something which has been talked about lots from the perspective of NHS workers. But it’s not something which I have seen being talked about from the perspective of parents. It’s a scary thing. Stepping into an unknown world, putting yourself in the face of the virus with a million questions running through your head.

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Home School Advice | 6 Tips for Surviving the Covid-19 Lockdown

Life is absolutely crazy at the moment, like nothing we’ve ever known. Up and down the country, thousands of children aren’t able to go to school. And are having to be home educated by their parents. To be honest, I think this is something which is completely daunting. So I’ve put together this little blog post on home school advice,to try and help you through the Covid-19 lockdown and make it out the other side in one piece.

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Georgie’s Autism Diagnosis Journey | A Life Update

So today I want to share with you a bit about Georgie’s Autism diagnosis journey. This all started back in September 2019, when we had Georgie’s two year review with a health visitor and a community nurse. It was during this review that they picked up on some warning signs which caused them concern, in relation to Georgie’s development and progress, and decided to make a referral to our community paediatrician.

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Finding a Suitable Nursery for your Toddler | Hints & Tips

Finding a suitable nursery for your toddler can be a real challenge. Now that Georgie is almost two and a half, we feel that he would really benefit from attending a nursery. Since having it confirmed that Georgie has delayed speech and language, we’ve been doing everything we can to support him. And we’d got to a point where we thought that going to nursery would be a big step forward for him.

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5 Tips for Getting Through a Hospital Stay With Your Toddler

Over the past month, I have spent more time in hospital with our toddler than I care to think about. It’s been a long journey, with countless sleepless night in a hopsital bed. Trying to work out what is going on for our son. Well, 4 weeks after he first became ill we finally have the answer! But it’s taken many tests, doctors and a couple of hospital stays to figure it out.

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Struggling Through Life with Two Under Two | An Update

Let’s talk honestly. We’ve been struggling through life since we had two under two. It’s been really hard. Most days, I’ve felt like I’m just about keeping things a-float. Some days we’ve sunk. Well and truly sunk. It’s not been easy. Both children are learning and growing so quickly, demanding of attention and are getting to know one another; then you’re trying to support your family, work, juggle a million things.. Yes, it’s a struggle.

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The Truth About the Fourth Trimester

The fourth trimester was not a term that I had heard until I had my children. In fact, I had had my second child before I even heard the term. I have always thought that there is so much information about pregnancy and labour, and then it’s like you’re on your own from the minute you give birth. So much changes instantly when you have a newborn and in the blink of an eye your life is never the same again.

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