Category: Parenting

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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6 Ways to Help Your Toddler Sleep Through the Night

Anyone who follows us on social media will probably have seen my stories recently about how much of a terrible sleeper Georgie is. Georgie is almost two and a half, and he has always struggled at night; he never slept through as a baby, in fact he was well over a year old before he slept through the night and that seems to have been short lived because not only does he not sleep through the night any more but he also takes ages to go off to sleep in the first place!

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Dealing with the Sleepless Nights with a Newborn Baby

The lack of sleep that you experience when you have a newborn baby is something which you cannot prepare for. No matter how much people try and prepare you for the lack of sleep, until you experience having a newborn then you will not understand. I actually read somewhere online that the average parent looses 6 months worth of sleep in the first 24 months of their baby’s life, which I just think is crazy. Like actually 6 months?!

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5 Things That No One Tells You About Pregnancy

When a woman gets pregnant everyone talks about how much of a beautiful thing it is. And yes, it is beautiful but it can also be downright horrific. There are many pregnancy symptoms which are talked about in every book you read, common knowledge symptoms so to speak; like heartburn, weird cravings, back ache… you know the kind of thing. But there is also a whole hidden world of pregnancy symptoms which aren’t spoken about in everyday life, but definitely should be. Because some of them can be awful and you will spend 9 months of your life feeling like you wish you had known what to expect, because you probably would never have got pregnant in the first place!

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7 things I Wish I had Known as a New Mum (& the reasons why)

From the moment you find out that you’re expecting you spend 9 months trying to prepare yourself for your little bundle of joy. You spend hours researching and reading, to ensure you are going to give your baby the best start and that you feel ready for them to enter the world. But the truth is, nothing can really prepare you for being a new mum and no amount of reading is going to make being a new parent any less scary but there are a few things I wish I had known as a new mum, and here’s 7 of them.

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The Early Days of Life with Two Under Two | An Update

I always knew that having two children in under 24 months was going to be a challenge, and throughout my pregnancy with Molly people were not shy in telling me. “You’re going to have your hands full”, “Wow, 2 under two” and “I hope you’re ready to be run ragged” were all phrases which I heard on an almost daily basis over those 9 months. And I remember thinking, ‘Yes, Thank you. I’m sure we will cope. How hard can it really be? People do it all the time!.. But the early days of life with two under two has been tough.

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