10 Reasons to Play Basketball

10 Reasons to Play Basketball

I had a really difficult time finding a sport that my son liked.  I was really keen for him to be fit and active, …
Week 29 of Pregnancy: Where Did My Mojo Go?

Week 29 of Pregnancy: Where Did My Mojo Go?

This is week 29 of a difficult pregnancy.  This week has been very a difficult week! I’m sure I’ve had more pins in …
Princess and the Penwizard!

Princess and the Penwizard!

Once upon a time there was a little Princess who loved to read.  She dreamed of starring in her very own book, with her …
To BLW or Not BLW? That is the Question!

To BLW or Not BLW? That is the Question!

I have two very different experiences of weaning my children.  When my Teen was weaning 16 years ago, the advice was so different as I’…
10 Tips for How to Deal with Teenagers

10 Tips for How to Deal with Teenagers

Having to deal with a teenager has definitely been the most challenging part of my parenting journey.  My teen is 16 now, a young adult …
What is Pregnancy Yoga Like?

What is Pregnancy Yoga Like?

This pregnancy has been pretty rubbish really.  Since 14 weeks I’ve suffered with pelvic girdle pain.  It’s been pretty uncomfortable, and even more …
Baby Signing – Useful Tips for Getting Started

Baby Signing – Useful Tips for Getting Started

You may know already that Princess and I have very much enjoyed our Baby Signing journey.  After my first post, Baby Signing, it’s …
Why My Teen Thinks I’m a Groovy Mum!

Why My Teen Thinks I’m a Groovy Mum!

When @kateonthinice put this weeks What Does a Groovy Mum Look Like linky up it was like the gauntlet going down with a huge …
Once Upon a Time…..

Once Upon a Time…..

Scarlett was a shy little girl, she didn’t have any brothers or sisters, and she didn’t see many other children.  Scarlett and …
Getting Their Own Way! – Some Lessons in Negotiation

Getting Their Own Way! – Some Lessons in Negotiation

It’s dawned on me that toddlers know far more about negotiation than I do.  What is it with the Little People?  I don’…
Stress and Pregnancy- Don’t get them Muddled Up

Stress and Pregnancy- Don’t get them Muddled Up

You might know what it’s like when those hormones start rushing in, you could cry at the most insignificant things and sickness becomes …
Green Eyed Toddler – GET

Green Eyed Toddler – GET

Have you seen the Green Eyed Toddler recently?  AKA GET, he can be a feisty little monkey when he wants to be, and strong …
Have You Thought About Baby Signing?

Have You Thought About Baby Signing?

I started a ‘Sing and Sign’ class with my Daughter when she was about 6 months old.  I hadn’t really heard a lot about …
Daddy’s Girl

Daddy’s Girl

Our little Princess is definitely a Daddy’s girl.  She follows him round like a lost puppy as fast as her little legs will …
My Son, his Dad and his Mental Health

My Son, his Dad and his Mental Health

I asked my partner to leave when my Son was 18 months old.  It was a scary time for everyone.  I was quite young, and …
Suffering With Pelvic Girdle Pain While Pregnant

Suffering With Pelvic Girdle Pain While Pregnant

I first experienced pelvic girdle pain in the 3rd trimester of my second pregnancy.  If you’ve experienced it I know you’ll get …
Teenagers: It’s all a mystery to me!

Teenagers: It’s all a mystery to me!

  Do you get teenagers?  I’ve got to be honest, I really struggle.  Since the hormone fairy came along and took away my …
Having a Second Baby as an Older Mum

Having a Second Baby as an Older Mum

If you’ve read How I Prepared For Labour & Having My First Baby, you’ll probably already know  I left a bit of …
How I Prepared For Labour & Having My First Baby

How I Prepared For Labour & Having My First Baby

Now that I’m having my third child, I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about my first experience of labour and giving …

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