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colic awareness month

The reality of having a baby with colic

I’ve written before about the challenges we faced with our first-born during her first four months. Her excessive crying seemed never-ending and the quest to get a moment’s peace and quiet or a couple of hours’ kip became all-consuming.…

#MySundayPhoto – “A big girl now”

It’s been an eventful week for this little one since she had her first day at pre-school on Wednesday. I was worried that she might struggle to adjust since she’s spent every day this summer at home with me,…

12 times I feel too immature to be a mother

The other day I was pretty excited to hear Dr Dre, ‘The Next Episode’ come out of my car stereo. One of the songs from the soundtrack of my youth…I of course turned the volume up and started jigging…

prezzybox baby gift

The perfect new baby gift with Prezzybox

It can be tricky knowing what to buy as a gift for a new baby. You want your present to be practical, yet you also want to give a gift that will be remembered and perhaps kept as a…

August: Friends, family and adjusting to life with two

August has been my favourite month of the year so far. Now that all of the stress of relocating and having our baby boy is over, I feel that I’ve finally started to enjoy living in the moment. Adjusting…

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#MySundayPhoto – Puddle jumping

We’ve had quite a bit of rain lately, but I love how kids (unlike adults) couldn’t give two hoots about the weather. In fact, Taylor loves the rain and always says to me that we can still go out…

Thomas Land, Drayton Manor

Family fun at Thomas Land, Drayton Manor

When it comes to fun days out for the family, our go-to destination is always Drayton Manor theme park. It’s not too far from us in Tamworth, and the Thomas Land attraction is such a magical place for younger…

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Exploring the great outdoors with Chipmunks Footwear

Taylor has always loved the outdoors. I think we owe it to our dog Max and his daily walks – which Taylor has been part of since she left the womb. If she doesn’t leave the house by 11am,…

#MySundayPhoto – Cousin time

This week we had my sister and nephew come stay with us for three nights. They live in Dubai so we love having them come and visit, and Taylor always lovesΒ having her big cousin around to play with. They…