5 Tell-Tale Signs Your Toddler Is Tired

How to spot if your toddler is feeling a little tired: 1. They yawn. 2. They tug on their ears. 3. They appear a little irrational and may be easily upset. 4. They scream blue murder if you don’t agree to their every whim (how unreasonable of you to not let them kick the dogs!) and the more you try to appease them the louder the screams become. 5. They curl up in a naked angry sobbing ball after bath-time (your fault, you did take them out of the bath when it was empty to prevent them getting cold, you…

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Teach Your Kids Some Manners Please!

If I was ever asked what I would put into Room 101 I know what would be top of my list. People with bad manners! Drives me crazy. The people who never say please or thank you, don’t acknowledge that you’ve held a door open for them and then, in return, would let it slam in your face (usually when you are weighed down with bags, and barely a spare arm). Don’t even get me started on lack of manners when someone gets behind a wheel! I can feel the anger rising already. Generally, I’m a fairly placid person, but…

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Happiness Is….#spreadalittlehappiness

The happiest day of my my life wasn’t our wedding day, although it runs a pretty close second. It was the day this gorgeous boy came into our lives. I’d worried about what sort of mum I would be. As a teacher I was used to dealing with teenagers on a daily basis but I’d never been great with younger kids and I worried I’d be at a bit of a loss when this little man arrived. From the second that O was put into my arms those worries evaporated. I have to admit I never felt that rush of…

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Online Shopping Is The Future

If you don’t have kids you probably think going to the supermarket is a necessary but pretty boring job on your to do list. You don’t know how lucky you are. Enjoy it, the peaceful browsing of the aisles where your biggest problem is the old lady who takes too long to choose what yoghurt she wants. Once you’ve had kids, the supermarket trip becomes the stuff of nightmares. If you have a newborn you’re still generally in the lucky group as they tend to sleep most of the way round, but once they hit the toddler stage, you need…

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Sometimes Being A Working Mum Is Crap!

When I was pregnant with O I always pictured myself going back to work. I honestly thought after 10 months at home I’d be ready to go back. What I didn’t account for was quite how much I’d love the whole mummy thing. I loved the baby classes and meeting up with friends and being the main carer for my little boy. I returned to work a week before the summer holidays and it was actually quite fun. It was our schools activity week and as I’d not been there most of the year, no one had thought to really…

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