Cruising with Kids

Share This: This is a post I’ve been thinking about for a while, now that I’m in the ‘no-fly’ trimester of pregnancy.  I’ve been reminiscing over our last major holiday a lot, so when the chance came along to join up with Brit Mums and Visit Wales for the  #Wales4Kids Family Holiday Challenge I simply couldn’t resist!   Last April marked the end of…

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10 Reasons to Play Basketball

Share This: I had a really difficult time finding a sport that my son liked.  I was really keen for him to be fit and active, unlike his less than healthy mother.  I also wanted him to be exposed to as many positive male role models as possible, due to the issues he faced with his Father.  We tried football.…

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Week 29: Where Did My Mojo Go?

Share This: 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 me than a pin cushion!  My resilience is pretty low any way, so going through the mill lends itself for an unsettled time all round.   First it was the midwife, with that viscous Anti-D…

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A Bit of Fresh Air

Share This: We ended up at the Doctors on Friday.  Princess was definitely a little under the weather.  A bit of a temperature, lethargic without the aid of legal highs (i.e.Calpol), you know the signs.  We ended up in the Doctors last thing on Friday, waiting for an emergency appointment.  The visit alone was more eventful than normal, there was…

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Princess and the Penwizard!

Share This: Once upon a time there was a little Princess who loved to read.  She dreamed of starring in her very own book, with her favourite characters.  Her Mummy really wanted to make this happen for her, so she went to speak to the Penwizard because he knew all about these kind of things.  He told her all you need…

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Princess picks Vertbaudet for Mother’s Day!

Share This: Mummy says it’s a special day on Sunday 30th March.   It’s called Mother’s Day, and it’s when all the children and their families celebrate their very special Mummy’s and Granny’s.  Mummy says when I’m older I can make her breakfast in bed and bring her flowers and chocolates.  As I’m only 2, I can’t use the kettle…

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To BLW or Not BLW? That is the Question!

Share This: 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’m sure you can imagine.  The advice can change from one baby to the next, but in 16 years you might as well be speaking a different language!   My Teen had rice from…

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10 Tips for Coping With a Teenager

Share This: Having a teenager has definitely been the most challenging part of my parenting journey.  My teen is 16 now, a young adult by all accounts.   I find looking after Princess is so much easier in some ways.  You can fix things for little ones.  You can ‘kiss it better’ or give them a big hug.  Your children…

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Breastfeeding Blog Series

Share This: I’m so pleased to be apart of My Petit Canard’s amazing Breastfeeding Blog Series.  It’s the final post too, so I hope I do everyone justice!  Come and read what an old cow has to say.  

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Pregnancy Yoga – Lesson 1 (A Novice Arrives)

Share This: 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 immobilising.  I’ve also suffered from a significant amount of stress during this pregnancy.  With all this combined with the pitfalls of having my 3rd child at 38 I just do not feel as centred or…

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A Groovy Poem!

Share This: I love a good Groovy Mum link up, and this week Kate has set a few challenges in her blog .  I’m not claiming to be a poet, but I’ll give it ago!  Inspired by all the challenges Kate has raised, here are my efforts….Be Kind!   Spring is here, That’s for sure. But life’s taken a steer,…

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Baby Signing – Useful Tips for Getting Started

Share This: You may know already that Princess and I have very much enjoyed our Baby Signing journey.  After my first post, Baby Signing, it’s a must!, I thought perhaps some Mummy tips might be helpful for anyone who’s thinking of getting started.   1. No Experience Required!  You do not need any experience in Makaton, British Sign Language (BSL) or…

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