It has been nearly 18 months  since I went back to work after having my little boy, Little Man and also since Little Man started nursery. I had read all of the articles about separation anxiety, making the transition as smooth as possible, etc but nothing could prepare me for the morning when I dropped Little Man off. In we went, me checking the changing bag for the 100th time to make sure I’d not forgotten his bottles and him looking at this big exciting building eyes wide. I handed him over and then…he crawled off. Yes, he crawled off.… View Post

I started blogging as my new focus for 2015. I’d played around with blogs before but this time I felt ready to give it a proper go. Here are some things I’ve found out along the way so far. 1.  The parenting blogging community is ace! When you walk into a new mother and toddler group for the first time it can be awkward, intimidating, cliquey, I’m not a fan of it to be honest. Coming into the parenting blogging community couldn’t be more different. Everyone is so friendly, supportive and happy to help. 2. There is a lot more… View Post

I spent nearly 42 weeks of 2012 pregnant with Little Man (yes 42!!) and over those months was given hoards of advice from fellow Mums. I think there were still a few things left out, here is what I would say to my pregnant self knowing what I know now.     To my pregnant self, Wow, you’re pregnant. So now it’s really time to grow up and learn how to look after that little human happily living inside your tummy. It’s so daunting I know but you wouldn’t be human if you didn’t find it at least a little… View Post

Tuesday is my day off, today we had a busy morning but after Little Man’s nap we did good old fashioned toddler stuff! The beauty of doing these sort of activities is that they’re not simple pleasures to Little Man. We spent some time in the garden; he loved being able to run around, really enjoyed stomping in the leaves and hid behind our shed…a lot!   When it was time to warm up we got the playdoh out and Little Man sat for a good half an hour mesmerized by the little spaghetti making machine catching the ‘wiggly worms’.… View Post

Welcome back to my Bedtime Stories series. Little Man is having a story before his afternoon nap and his bedtime sleep so we are really getting through his collection of stories at the moment. So here are 3 more we have been enjoying in the last week or so.  Mo’s Smelly Jumper by David Bedford – This has become a firm favourite of Little Man’s, I have read it twice just today. It’s all based around Mo the monkey who’s Mum is trying to get his smelly jumper off him to watch. Little Man understands the humour in this book and… View Post