Welcome back to my Parenting Hack series. I love things that can make my life a bit easier and that is what this series is all about. I want to talk today about online grocery shopping and what a god-send it is. Let me take you back before I had Little Man. Grocery shopping would be a relaxed affair, I can’t say I particularly enjoyed it but I was in no rush, I could saunter down the aisles picking up what I wanted and stand in queues till the cows came home. Now let me bring you to the now, the… View Post

Welcome to my series based around parenting hacks. I love a good parenting hack, not because I am lazy or because I can’t be bothered to do activities with Little Man. I love them because sometimes things need doing and sometimes my toddler ‘helping’ me is not at all useful. My first parenting hack post is all about Cbeebies and why I am a fan. I know, I know if we put our toddlers in front of the screen too much, their eyes will turn square – I think Little Man would quite suit square eyes but that’s not the point. We… View Post

Welcome to The Literal Toddler & Other Stories/Dramas. It is no secret that I think toddlers are awesome, I am loving this stage with Little Man. He is funny, cute, loving and, well, downright confusing. Okay, so I’ll admit; they’re not always awesome. Sometimes Little Man grinds my gears and sometimes I haven’t got a clue what he wants to hear. However, when you look back after the toddler related drama; sometimes it’s rather funny. Here are a few things that have happened lately which have made me giggle – inside you understand, I giggled inside for most of them… View Post

All of a sudden my little boy has become affectionate! It’s happened overnight really and is just magical. My heart literally bursts. Here is how it feels to have my toddlers love.   When you were a baby, you liked to lie alone, It made it kind of tricky to settle your crying tone. You weren’t a baby that liked to be held too much, But I knew it made things better if I gave you a gentle touch.   Now you’re a a toddler, a little boy you say, I noticed the difference only the other day. You asked me… View Post

  Last Tuesday we had Little Man’s 2 year development check with the Health Visitors. He had had a similar type of review done at nursery when he turned 2 in October but I thought it was best to go along to this too, to ensure his medical records were kept up to date. I don’t know why but I always feel these checks are a little bit of an exam for us as parents. I’m sure that isn’t the aim of them at all but when your child is being examined to see what he can do, and it… View Post