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Imagined vs Reality Parenting

Imagined vs Reality Parenting

I have started leaving the younger two kids at school until 16h00/16h30, fetching them when I fetched Kiara was causing too much stress for us all. I had to wake Emma up every afternoon and…

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Bye Bye Bottle, hello freedom

Bye Bye Bottle, hello freedom

Earlier this year we survived potty training and I celebrated that I was finally done with nappies! I have struggled to “force” all of my children to let the bottle go but we reached a…

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Things I know for sure about toddlers

Things I know for sure about toddlers

Emma was being particularly trying on Saturday. It culminated in a really long, really relentless tantrum during bath time.  It must have last 30 minutes, if not longer. (It felt like an eternity). I wrapped…

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The toddler has enough attitude for us all.

The toddler has enough attitude for us …

I try not to say “the girls” or “the boys” but it is hard when both the girls are so similar and the boys are so similar. It could be argued that it is the…

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Help! My toddler has OCD

Help! My toddler has OCD

My day started off so well this morning. Despite my washing getting wet and being 10 minutes late for Yoga it was still a great morning. Emma isn’t sleeping much during the day but she…

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When you take your eye off the ball

When you take your eye off the …

Parenting is not only about consistency but also about never taking your eye off the ball – EVER! It differs from household to household what you need to keep your eye on. In our house…

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When moments feel like days.

When moments feel like days.

For the first 5 weeks of her life Emma was a great sleeper at night. I never blogged or tweeted about it because you know how that works but she would go down at 7/8…

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There are moments of chaos

There are moments of chaos

David and I did a little high five last night for a good weekend. The weekends are the most over whelming for me because everyone is in the house, everyone needs 3 meals a day,…

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Inquiring minds

Inquiring minds

Jack’s talking quadrupled while we were away, he doesn’t stop chattering away – it really is very cute except when he starts with the questions. They aren’t the “where do babies come from” kind of…

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