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    You Know You’re a Stay At Home Mum When

    Your life does a complete 180 when you become a mum, one minute you’re in an office job doing your 9-5 and the next minute you’re watching Mr Tumble in your pajamas. It’s a completely different world and even though I wouldn’t change it, I just have to write about how much of a life changing experience it really is. So please enjoy my list of “You Know You’re A Stay At Home Mum When”, I’m sure you can relate to a lot of them!   You’re stressed by 8am Often by 8am, my blood pressure has risen dramatically, my eyeballs are about to burst out of my head and…

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    How To Survive A Hangover When You Have A Toddler

    After drinking the whole of East Sussex Saturday night and waking up to my darling daughter Sunday morning, I had to think hard and fast about how I was going to survive until bedtime. It seems so bizarre to me now how I used to spend my hangover days; not moving until absolutely necessary, wallowing in self pity and eating my way through 10,000 calories worth of food. Such a distant memory but in the great scheme of things, actually not that long ago. Survival is your only option when you are suffering and you have a child to look after so I have made a survival kit on how…

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    10 Activities For Young Kids That You Need To Do This Autumn

    Summer is slowly becoming a distant memory, long gone are the warm evenings and day trips to the beach. Putting on shorts and a t-shirt every morning without even checking the weather and going without makeup because you would have sweated it all off by lunchtime anyway. You may be panicking that soft play is your only answer from now on in therefore I have created a list of 10 activities to enjoy this time of year and not one includes sitting in a smelly warehouse on an industrial estate (soft plays near me always seem to be there?!) Enjoy! Conker Collecting This is great fun for kids and it’s…

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    Cheap and Easy Lunch Ideas for Toddlers

    I’m not going to lie, I wouldn’t say I was that adventurous when it comes to serving up food to my toddler. I don’t have the time, patience nor money for quinoa, mackerel or whatever else i’m seeing on the super mum Instagram accounts these days. These dishes i’m sure are packed with nutrients and are super tasty but it all sounds like a lot of effort for an unenthusiastic 2 year old. I say, keep its simple, cheap and quick and you are far more likely to succeed. You can tailor every single one of my lunch ideas below to suit your child or make a healthier option (though…

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    Why You Need To Go To Toddler Groups For Your Own Sanity

    I never thought I would be even thinking this let alone writing about it, but her I am 12 months in to attending toddler groups and I’ve even been to one this morning. I was very skeptical about these groups as first, I imagined cliquey mum’s, tired looking toys and a haven for catching colds and other bugs. Some of my preconceived ideas were correct but that won’t stop me from going every week. Yeah you will get mum’s that stay in their friendship groups wherever you go and yep some of the toys could do with a new lease of life and yep you and your child will probably…

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    10 Items You Must Buy For Any Expectant Mum

    I had no idea what to buy when I was invited to my first ever baby shower, I cringe now at the impractical gift I bought (it was a suitcase tag which said “jetsetter” on it, what the hell was I thinking?!) Anyway, since having a baby myself, I know exactly what every mother needs and the best gifts to buy them. A survival kit if you like rather than a cute baby hamper, those first few weeks are tough. When you’ve had a baby, the last thing you want to do is leave your house, you need everything around you within easy reach and plenty of whatever that is.…

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    How To Survive The First Stages Of Motherhood Even If You Feel Like You’re Drowning

    Having a baby is one of the most life changing experiences that you can go through and you cannot fully understand how it will affect your life until it actually happens. You can read all the books, go to antenatal classes, ask friends and family members who are mothers for advice but you won’t be able to completely understand what becoming a mother is like until that little baby is in your arms. We carry them for 9 months, go through labour to get them out and are then sent home with the expectation that we know exactly what we are doing. We have this massive responsibility of keeping this…