Blogmas day 4
We're going away for the weekend! Funny to put it that way when we're going back home to the UK to spend time with family. Going away makes it sound like we're going to a strange place that we'll be exploring. I'm so looking forward to seeing my family. It's only been a couple of months but I miss them. Baby E will enjoy being with them again too. Even if it's just for two days. I love short trips like this anyway. I think they're easier when you've got a young child than longer trips where you'll be spending a week or more trying to cope in a different and unfamiliar environment with all the things you need to manage baby. Some people might think I'm exaggerating about how tough it can be to wrangle a single toddler but when you take into consideration all the different accoutrements they may need to bath, to dress up, to wash their hair and then to eat, not to mention making sure you're not feeding them total junk the entire period you're away from home, it's enough to make you want to go nowhere. I've always looked forward to holidays but now time away from wherever it is we call home makes me break out in an ever-so-fine sweat. Yesterday was one of my pre-scheduled posts and just as well as I'd had had nothing much to say! Today wasn't very different either. I didn't even get to go out for our usual walk because I was unbelievably tired and by the time I was done feeding baby her lunch, it was evening and hubs was on his way home anyway. 

Blogmas day 4

We're going away for the weekend! Funny to put it that way when we're going back home to the UK to spend time with family. Going away makes it sound like we're going to a strange place that we'll be exploring. I'm so looking forward to seeing my family. It's only been a couple of months but I miss them. Baby E will enjoy being with them again too. Even…

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9 Things I wish I knew before baby (Number 3 is key!)
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9 Things I wish I knew before baby (Number 3 is key!)

Heard the saying "experience is the best teacher"? It was never truer for me than when I had my baby. From the very first day she was born, a ton of things I'd like to have known and/or believed before I'd given birth. A ton. Number 3 will explain why there aren't more points in this list! The top 9 things i wish i knew before baby Your baby's cries…

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13 First time mum tips and hacks for sanity
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13 First time mum tips and hacks for sanity

First time mum tips and hacks for sanity in the first three to six months especially I've written previously about some of the things that can put a mother down aka drive her crazy! I know I'm not alone in any of the points I expressed there and so I thought I'd put it to other moms to say how they dealt with different things that made them feel like…

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The promises I pray around my child

This list of promises I pray around my child is bound to grow with time! I love praying for my daughter. Especially in those quiet moments when she's asleep, it's sweet to look at her and envision how bright her future is. It's in those moments that I speak to God the most often about my deepest desires for her. I recognize that our desires need to be aligned with…

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How to fully wean your baby or toddler off breast milk & breastfeeding
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How to fully wean your baby or toddler off breast milk & breastfeeding

The weaning process started for us when my little girl turned 5 months. I started with tablespoon quantities of apple puree and the occasional mashed banana. Both went down well the first couple of days and then it was all just a big game of hit and miss!

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My baby’s 6 bath time staples

Disclaimer: I may get a small commission for purchases made through links within this page. We've come such a long way since my little girl's first bath. She's not as tiny and fragile as she used to be, thank God. She's a lot bigger and can sit and stand without support. Still SUPER wriggly when she wants to be though, especially during shampoo time, which she hates. Over the nine…

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