What do you buy for a 2 year old?

In just over two weeks my little man will be turning 2! Blinking 2, how the heck did that happen? I only brought him home from the hospital a few weeks ago, didn’t I? Anyway, onto more pressing issues as at the moment everyone is asking what they should buy him for his birthday, as well as for Christmas.  The downside of having a November birthday (I know, being a November baby myself) is that you get all your presents at one time of the year and then nothing much for another 11 months.  So as he gets very much spoilt by…

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It Sucks Being A Poorly Mum

Being ill when you’re a mum is rubbish. Whereas in a pre mummy life, you’d have taken yourself off to bed with enough trashy magazines to last you for the duration or headed for a hot bath with something medicinal, these options no longer apply with a toddler to consider. Since Baby O started nursery 12 months ago he has managed to pass on 3 sickness viruses and I’m pretty sure he’s responsible for the flu-like symptoms I’m currently experiencing. He himself never gets ill. but I’m convinced he’s the carrier. I’ve had 10 years of not being sick (well,…

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Newborn V’s Toddler Cuddles

When we found out we were expecting Baby O we were over the moon, I was definitely ready to be a mum.  Being the youngest of my group of friends and watching them one by one have babies, I was delighted it was going to be my turn.  I was ready for the baby stage, but I have to admit toddlers scared me. I would get exhausted just watching my friends run around after their little ones. I enjoyed almost every minute of being pregnant (the 3 stone weight gain will confirm that) and longed for those newborn snuggles.  Baby O…

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Back to Work

One of my favourite things about my job is the 6 week summer holiday (haha, show me a teacher who doesn’t say that), but since having Baby O it has put me in a really fortunate position.  It gives me the opportunity to experience being a stay at home mum with my son.  As the new school year is rapidly approaching I feel like I’m returning from maternity leave and all of those anxieties from 12 months ago are starting to resurface.  So time to put it into perspective and focus on the postives (and a few negatives) of going…

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Why I Hate Soft Play Centres

Before having Baby O, just the thought of soft play centres filled me with dread! Since becoming a mum, my fears have been confirmed.  After yesterday’s trip it will be a while until we return. Normally on a Sunday morning me and Baby O go to our weekly Toddler Sense class, but as there was a two week break and we had lunch with friends later that afternoon I was determined to tire little man out so he’d have a good nap and be on top form.  As soon as I opened the door I knew I’d made a mistake.…

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