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8 Ways to Get Your Toddler to Brush Their Teeth Without Pinning Them Down

If you’re the mum of a toddler who you’ve never had any trouble with in getting them to brush their teeth I think I’m quite happy to stick my neck on the line and say you are in a very small minority. It’s recommended that you begin brushing your baby’s teeth as soon as they… Continue reading 8 Ways to Get Your Toddler to Brush Their Teeth Without Pinning Them Down

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You Might Not Have That Rush of Love After Your Baby is Born…and That’s OK

After Biggest was born, following a textbook delivery in the birth pool, I lifted her out of the water and held her to my chest, waiting for this magical, other-worldly explosion of love that everyone says you will get to overcome me. But it didn’t. I thought maybe you had to wait a little while.… Continue reading You Might Not Have That Rush of Love After Your Baby is Born…and That’s OK

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Creamy Butternut Squash Pasta: Family Meals for Under £5

I’ve recently written about how I started to cook more vegan meals after discovering Biggest and I had multiple food intolerances. This recipe was a recent, happy experiment which everyone loved (even “no meat no meal” Danny). Butternut squash has amazing health benefits for the heart, nervous system and bones and is a great choice… Continue reading Creamy Butternut Squash Pasta: Family Meals for Under £5

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Perspective and Parties: #WeekendCoffeeShare

The last week has been one of tremendous highs and lows. On Thursday it was Biggest’s 3rd birthday. I can’t believe I am the mother of a 3-year-old. At all. When you are pregnant for the first time you mentally set yourself up for having a baby for a long time. You acknowledge you’ll have… Continue reading Perspective and Parties: #WeekendCoffeeShare

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3 Baby Milestones I Am Always Eager To Reach

When you’re a first-time mum you’re eager to reach all the milestones: first smile, rolling over, sitting up, laughing, crawling, walking, etc. As a second timer and beyond, you’re in a little less of a hurry, because you have the gift of hindsight and how truly fleeting babyhood is (even though it doesn’t feel like… Continue reading 3 Baby Milestones I Am Always Eager To Reach

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Three Things Thursday: Buggy Board, Sunshine and Rule-Breaking

Three Things Thursday is a collective, weekly sharing of three things, of any size or stature, which make life smiley and great and is hosted by Nerd in the Brain. 1) Buggy Board If you don’t know what a Buggy Board is, it’s basically a specialised platform made by Lascal which attaches to the back of a pram or… Continue reading Three Things Thursday: Buggy Board, Sunshine and Rule-Breaking