Tag Archives : parenting

Yes, i’m planning to return to work – FULL TIME…….


Halfway into my maternity leave I was approached by my boss about an opportunity that was coming up – someone was leaving to do a long term secondment, and they had thought of me as a potential candidate. I was made up that they’d thought of me, especially seeing as I was on maternity leave! The job would be a promotion,…

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Baby Merlin’s Magic Sleepsuit – Review and GIVEAWAY


For anyone who has read my post the-dreaded-4-month-sleep-regression, you will know exactly what I was up against – wake ups every hour or two throughout the night, which were starting to take their toll. So, when the lovely Maureen, creator of the Magic Sleepsuit got in touch after seeing my blog post, I was very excited. I had briefly heard about the…

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The Bedtime Tag


Thank you to Grumpy Mum Reviews for passing on the bedtime tag! I’m currently sat in bed with a baby sleeping in the next room……so, the perfect time to write this! 1. Describe your usual bedtime routine  Our bedtime routine is still a work in progress. It starts between 6.30pm-7pm depending on just how grumpy the little man is, and…

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The dreaded 4 month sleep regression


“Coffee, pass me the coffee” – these are usually the first things that come out of my mouth in the morning. We’re 5 weeks into the 4 month sleep regression, and yes, it’s been extremely tough. 5 weeks of wake ups every 90mins – 2 hourly during the night, no rest during the day (whoever said sleep when they sleep…

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Sunshine blogger award: My answers and nominations


Back in October prior to the dreaded 4 month sleep regression, the lovely Lex from No Manual to Mummy nominated me for the sunshine blogger award. (Sorry it’s taken me so long – sleep deprivation took over!) Go visit the lovely Lex at: www.nomanualtomummy.com So, thank you for thinking of me, and here are the answers to the questions! Better…

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Christmas makes! 


Christmas is just around the corner and this year has been all change for us! No more evening trips to Selfridges or Liberty after work – oh no – maternity leave and a 4 month old means that 6pm is now the start of the bedtime routine. Oh how life has changed! The lead up to Christmas got me thinking…

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10 things that happen to every new mummy……


Hoorah, your baby is finally here after 9 long months of waiting to meet him / her. They are the most precious thing in the world to you and it’s now all about nurturing them. But, what happens to you? 1.  Caffeine and sugar become the new staples in your diet Pass me the matchsticks please…….the lack of sleep combined…

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Newborn sleep – the truth! 


If you are anything like me, then you will have been very hung up on how much your baby sleeps at night, and expect it to get better week by week. But why? Why do we get so fixated on this? BABY BOOKS! So, I thought I’d get organised prior to the little man arriving and read some baby books…

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