10 Sanity Saving Parenting Tips

Here are a few things I have learned from being a mummy and lessons I will no doubt learn all over again when the new wriggler joins the family in October. For the billionth time, Parenting is so hard. Thankfully, the good times outweigh the trying ones, but that doesn’t change the fact that it’s a 24/7 365 job, that’s constantly changing. Once you become a parent, “dull days” cease to exist. They are replaced with emotional roller coaster rides that grab you by the heart, and then take you and your patience to the ends of the earth and back. During my short time so far as a first-time parent, only four years which have flown by, I have learned valuable lessons the hard way that have led to rules I now parent by. Below are 10 that help me maintain my sanity (for the most part) on a daily basis.… View Post

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Strange Pregnancy Beliefs

As I mentioned in my recent Bump Watch Post – 24 weeks my midwife said she wouldn’t be surprised if it’s another girl based on old wives tales and the speed of the babies heartbeat. Some one else today said that my bump is lovely and neat and tidy and all out the front, which according to old wives tales means I’m having a boy (do only old wives tell these tales?) Many people have mentioned to me what the gender of this unborn child might be and it got me thinking about all the strange tales and traditions that go hand-in-hand with pregnancy. So after a quick scoot around the Internet (actually it’s taken a while, I got rather engrossed in it all) here are some of the more bizarre from around the world that you might find interesting… In Portugal it’s believed that eating certain fruits and vegetables will influence whether you have a boy or a girl… View Post

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