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Things have been slowly improving since I wrote I’m Not Enjoying This Right Now, the main thing being that Ernie has started sleeping better (watch it all go wrong again now I’ve said that!). The 18 month sleep regression seems to slowly be leaving us, and I couldn’t be happier about it! Importantly, neither can Ernie. Lack of sleep effects us all, and although he was able to catch up with naps in the daytime, he really wasn’t his usual cheery self. We’re both happier for getting some sleep and even Darcie is benefiting as Ernie was often waking her up at around 5am which is much earlier than she would naturally wake up these days. (more…)

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Two New Toys For Ernie | Review

Ahh the second child! The impossibly hard to buy for child. Am I right? Anything Ernie could possibly want or need, we generally have already somewhere either in a toy box or stored ready and waiting for him in the garage. I’m sure this will change as he gets older and his own tastes and preferences start to develop more, but currently I really do find it an impossible task to choose him anything new. But I’m also very aware that although at 18 months old, Ernie couldn’t care less whether he is getting something new or a hand down from his sister, I don’t want Darcie to think the world totally revolves around her. She needs to know that her little brother deserves presents too. (more…)

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There Is Nothing ‘Just’ About Being A Mum

Whenever anyone asks me what I do I say ‘Oh, I’m just a mum’. As if there needs to be more to it than that. As if being a mum isn’t a valid use of my time and energy. Why do I do it? I don’t know, but I do know that it’s not just me. I’ve heard countless other women say it too. So this is to all of them, to me, to you, to anyone who needs to know that there is nothing ‘just’ about motherhood –

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When You Don’t Have A Village | Childcare.co.uk Review
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When You Don’t Have A Village | Childcare.co.uk Review

They say it takes a village to raise a child, but these days having a ‘village’ around you isn’t as common as it used to be. We are lucky to have a handful of family members close by, which is more than a lot of my mum friends can say, but it still doesn’t feel like a lot. Gone are the days of families living on the same street and juggling childcare between them. If you’re in a situation where you don’t have anyone to call on for childcare it can be really overwhelming to try and work out where to go to get some help once in a while. That’s where childcare.co.uk comes in to rescue anyone who finds themselves in this position. (more…)

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I’m Not Enjoying This Right Now
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I’m Not Enjoying This Right Now

We’ve hit the 18 month sleep regression. Or it’s hit us, that feels more accurate. I can’t quite remember how this all went with Darcie, but with Ernie – it’s very much a real thing. His sleep has been getting progressively worse over the last month or so and when I realised that he’s just turned 18 months, it all made sense. He’s also had a back tooth come through and we’ve restarted the milk ladder so there’s lots going on for him and his little body at the moment. (more…)

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