Glitter on the Floor

I tripped over something. I looked down at my feet to see an empty container, a toy dinosaur and thousands….no….millions (as my daughter would say) of sparkles on the floor. No one told me about glitter before I became a parent. How evil it is. How it never, ever really goes away, no matter how much you clean. No one told me how normal it would be to trip over random stuff. Every. Single. Day. No… View Post

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10 Things that Surprised Me About Being A Stay At Home Mum

When I was younger I never thought I would get married let alone have children. I enjoyed travelling to many places in the world. I loved having fun jobs such as an entertainer, a magicians assistant, working in pantomimes and on a cruise ship.  Life was fun and spontaneous.  Then it all changed when out of the blue I met M and before I knew it we got married. Several years later we had children. From that… View Post

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20 Things You Never Want To Hear Your Kids Say

There are few things as important to parents as communication with our kids. From the time they’re born we can’t wait to hear what they’re thinking. Like what’s going on in their heads when they spend 20 minutes laughing crazily at a beam of sunshine, and why do they insist on picking up things they find on pavement?!? We want them to understand us when we say, “Don’t draw on the dinner table—this is why we… View Post

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There’s No Secret To Being A Good Parent

For the love of Peppa and George, there is no secret formula to being a good parent. I am so over some of the crap I read about certain subjects.  Honestly.  There is no one way to guarantee you are being a good parent.  From issues such as breastfeeding vs. bottle feeding to vaccinating, I am over it. I truly feel bad for people having babies these days.  Although J just turned two and a half , I… View Post

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Parenting When You Are Impatient

Some nights as I fall asleep I think back to what happened during the day. Occasionally I feel twangs of guilt about things I’ve said or done. You see I’m a naturally impatient person. I can’t stand slow things, people or laziness. I like things to be done straight away. Point is, when it’s quiet at night and my kids are sleeping soundly, I reflect on the day. I then realise that some days I have… View Post

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