Little Man was teething his second tooth; his cheeks were red, his temperature was high and the dribble was everywhere! As he restlessly napped I headed to the shelf on my bookshelf which I had become maybe a little too familiar with and looked up the symptoms of teething for the 4th time that morning. Had I missed something? Was this actual teething or some terrible disease I had missed? Not sure I knew every single fact ever published about a teething 5 month old I grabbed the laptop and spent another half hour searching for any webpage that even… View Post

To the people that stared at us today when my toddler was having a tantrum, I caught you all looking at me and my little boy today in the shop. I know you think I didn’t see your disapproving looks or hear your little comments to your friend. I’d like to clear a couple of things up. First of all maybe I should tell you why my toddler was having a tantrum. It was because I wouldn’t let him run around on his own flying his toy plane. Now, correct me if I’m wrong but if you had seen a… View Post

It has been nearly 18 months ┬ásince 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 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