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Starting nursery soon? How to make it a success!


Having been through it, and worrying about it for so long, I thought i’d share some of things that I feel have made starting nursery easier for us……. the things I feel like you all need to know! Try to control your emotions As well as being tough for your baby, the emotions we go through at that point are immensely…

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Returning to work after maternity leave (full time!!!)


“You’re crazy” “But why?” “Are you sure?!” “Really?” “Oh!” Just some of the comments I received when I told people I was returning to work after maternity leave – full time. For those of you who follow my blog, you’ll know that I was offered a new job whilst on mat leave, which was a really exciting opportunity for me.…

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Nursery – the first few weeks……


Little one due to start nursery soon? Read on…….. I couldn’t believe how quickly the start of nursery came about…… just a few months before, I had felt as though my maternity leave was dragging a little, and then the last few months just flew by!! We had picked our nursery when he was just 3 months old (which I…

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A letter to my firstborn at the end of maternity leave


My gorgeous baby boy, I can’t believe a year has come to an end already. Everyone told me that it would go quickly, but I don’t think I appreciated just HOW quickly it would disappear.  This really has been an extraordinary year for us both! At the beginning, it was about us both getting to know each other, and now…

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Maternity leave – expectations vs reality


Now that i’m coming to the end of my first maternity leave, it’s safe to say that some of the expectations I had for my “year off” were VERY unrealistic and dreamy!   Expectation: Lots of time to watch box sets Reality: I think I have managed one box set in the early days after giving birth, whilst breastfeeding *constantly*,…

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Healthy Snacks – thank you Organix!


Since we started weaning 5 months ago, the one thing I was adamant about was that I wanted to make sure the little man’s diet was better than ours! We LOVE crisps in our household, a bit too much! But, I don’t want him growing up the same way. However, when we eat lunch together and have sandwiches, it’s nice…

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Nursery – is it really that bad?!


In 6 weeks time, it’ll be all change again! I’ll have just had a year off work for the first time, and have gone through more emotions than I ever knew were possible! Plus, I managed to bag myself a promotion that I didn’t think would happen for at least 5 years. So, all in all, it’s been a busy…

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When did I become invisible?


I’m not exactly sure when it happened, and it took me a few weeks to realise, but suddenly, as soon as I had pushed a baby out, people didn’t want to know about ME anymore. Family and friends who used to call me for a chat, ask me to go to dinner / shopping, all of a sudden didn’t want to know about…

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8 months into being a mum – how do I feel?


The last 8 months have been an absolute whirlwind, so it’s rare that I get to actually sit down and think about how I actually feel. I can’t believe that in the last 8 months I have given birth, looked after a newborn (and he’s still ok!), and now have an infant who is clapping, squealing and trying to crawl!…

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Summer Holidays: 10 things to pack for baby


As I found out a few weeks ago, going on holiday has a whole different meaning once a baby comes along! Gone are the relaxing, lazy days by the pool snoozing and reading at your leisure, it’s more making sure that you have enough entertainment for your baby so you can soak up at least a little bit of that…

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