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When Crying it Out is a good thing?

I let Bumble “Cry it out” tonight.  That is to say, I held him close and whispered that I loved him while he cried out all his fears and sadness after his Daddy left to go to the gym.  While … Continue reading

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Post Natal Depression: The Highs

Some days I feel like I’m on top of things.  I feel like my life is pulling together and I’m on track for contentment.  Other days something triggers a dive back into the darkness and I feel I’ve got the … Continue reading

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Big Boy Pants

Bumble is working on potty training now and although some days are more successful than others it reminds me that I have probably bought my last cloth nappy for him.  To cheer myself up about the lack of fluffy post … Continue reading

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Rear Facing Happiness

For any doubters of extended rear facing carseats; this is where his feet go.  Note the abject misery of the poor children forced to look at lorries out the back window instead of staring at the headrests of the front … Continue reading

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Small Changes: Small Change

One of my goals for improving my own lifestyle is to be more charitable. This means being more generous with both time and money. As a way of increasing the amount of money I give, today’s small change is to … Continue reading

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Small Changes: Crisps

In order to lose some weight and generally improve my health and wellbeing I am making lots of very small changes which hopefully will all add up to a big, happy lifestyle change. Today’s small change is *to only eat … Continue reading

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It’s official – Spring has sprung!

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Why you can’t do Baby-Led Weaning by halves

When talking about introducing solids with other parents, one of my pet peeves is the response “We’re doing a bit of both – some spoon feeding and some baby-led weaning”. First let me get this straight, if you think you’re … Continue reading

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Oriental Orchid

This is Oriental Lilly pattern by Georgie Hallam knit in Jimmy Riddles DK merino in the Orchid colourway. My first attempt at a dress for Moomin, this pattern is knit in the round on circular needles so it’s really easy! There … Continue reading

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Bumble in space

Bumble is growing up so fast. The time has come to move him out of his cot & in to a bed. I decided to make his first ever duvet cover myself, as it felt like something special. I hunted … Continue reading

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