Child Care & Baby Development

I’ve been thinking about how I was ‘before parenthood’ a lot lately… I’m not really sure why… Maybe because a lot of my friends are starting to have babies, or maybe because mine don’t seem to really be ‘babies’ anymore. No. With one having just started school, writing her name and singing nativity songs (oh yes… constantly… *twitches a
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You need to be able to run faster. (Much faster.) Pre-selecting your own shoes is always a mistake. You’ll learn that… You’ll learn… *twitches a bit and starts stroking some Uggs* Snack bribery and the iPhone are now your only parenting methods… You’re both happy and comfortable with this. You should NEVER have spent that much
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Now I’m on my 5th festive period as a parent… I’ve pretty much stopped thinking about myself at Christmas. My children are almost five and two, and since 1st December all I’ve done is rearrange all the baubles my toddler tries to feed to himself/my cats, eat my bodyweight in chocolate, and develop a tick every
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People say that you don’t know the ‘true meaning of Christmas’ until you have your own children… that having small children around makes it entirely magical… Which I honestly 100% agree with. Right up to the point my infant son bum-wee-d across my bed on Boxing Day morning and rolled in it… but other than
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Bear was recently sent the Playskool Friends Applejack Activity Barn. This is part of a range of My Little Pony toys aimed at children 18 months to 3 years. First impressions of the toy were good. It is well made chunky plastic and comes with a tractor and two ponies included – Applejack and Pinkie
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  Bear loves Play-Doh, so when the opportunity came up to review the Play-Doh Ice Cream Castle, I knew she would love it. The castle comes with six tubs of Play-Doh, 2 of which contain confetti which gives the appearance of sprinkles. You also get a textured rolling pin, spoons and a selection of cones
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I love all of the different advent calendars that you can get these days…so much more fun than they used to be! Although I can’t really justify buying one, I have been browsing what’s on offer and I thought I’d share my five favourite advent calendars (for grown ups!) this year. M&S Beauty Advent Calendar
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