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

The dictionary definition of anxiety is: distress or uneasiness of mind caused by fear of danger or misfortune. As I have said in previous posts one of the main reasons that anxiety took over me after I had Little Man was because I had a lot of time on my own or in the house just with Little Man. I am a worrier by nature but with a lot of time to think, the general worrying tendencies turned into full on anxiety about everything and everything. When I started blogging the only link I made with my anxiety was making… View Post

I have decided to join in with the wonderful Stevie at A Cornish Mum Blog. She is running a linky based around listing 10 things of anything but I love her idea of listing 10 things that you have loved each month. It is a really nice way of looking back over the month and all the lovely things that have happened. I love a bit of positivity. So, here are my 10 things for April. 1. Easter Bank Holiday – We had a lovely weekend of quality family time which is very precious in this house. We went on… 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