My toddlers 5 favourite toysParenting, Toddler life

Toddler play time – my one year olds favourites

Stanley is at a great age at the moment, where he is happy to play on his own (most of the time). He will happily wonder round pushing his cars, or banging instruments or playing with lift the flap books. Here’s a list of his current favourite things to play with at home! Igloo Peek-a-boo books He will sit and …

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BLW lunch at home ideasParenting, recipes

BLW – 5 lunch ideas at home

BLW friendly recipes for lunch at home! BLW (baby led weaning) is great for little ones to learn how to grip food and to feed themselves. I’ve used BLW for the vast majority of Stanley’s weaning journey and now, at 15 months old, he’s a fab eater and loves feeding himself. I can’t remember the last time I even had …

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5 of the most annoying kids tv showsMum life, Parenting

5 most annoying toddler tv shows

Toddler TV. We all know the debate about not letting them watch too much. But, sometimes letting the box on the wall do a bit of parenting is a lifesaver, I’m not going to lie! But some of these shows are enough to make me want to bang my head against a wall. Here’s the 5 CBeebies shows I find …

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5 reasons toddlers drive you crazyParenting

5 reasons having a toddler drives me crazy

Let’s be honest. We can all say how much we love being a mum till the cows come home. But some days are bloody tough. Some days you want to scream and rip your hair out! And maybe hide in kitchen sneakily stuffing some biscuits in your gob before they come to find you! Toddlers can be angels but they …

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Parenting

What my one year old eats in a day

Feeding my one year old – what he eats in a day…. Stanley has a BIG appetite. He has done pretty much from day one. He’ll eat pretty much whatever I put in front of him. He is sort of beginning to get that toddler attitude of just launching food across the room – even if he likes it! But …

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Sleep trainingParenting

Sleep training | How I got my one year old to sleep through the night

Have you ever wondered whether you can die from sleep deprivation?! Then you need to read this… So, every parent has been there – your baby just won’t sleep through and you seem to see more of them at night time and in the early hours of the morning than you do in the daytime. You’re not sure how you …

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Interiors, Parenting

Toddler bedroom wish list…

I’ve recently moved into a new flat, and so Stanley has got a new nursery and I’ve tried to make it less ‘baby’ and more ‘toddler’. It’s still a work in progress, but I’m aiming to go for more of a monochrome theme with a hint of blue in there too. This is what it looks like at the moment. …

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Monthly Updates, Parenting

My favourite things about Stanley at 14 months…

Stanley is at a really fun age at the moment. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a difficult age too as he’s teething, learning about the rules, pushing boundaries and telling me “NO!” 24/7. But there are so many times that I’m just howling with laughter and he really is just the best! So as sometimes it’s easy to forget the …

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Accepting my post-partum bodyParenting

When I was a perfect parent…

Go back a few years ago…way back before Stanley was here, before dirty nappies and night feeds. Before sleepless nights and a whole new level of stress that comes with having a baby. Back when I was a ‘perfect parent’ Here’s just a few things I said in my pre-baby ignorance of the reality of my mum life now! 1. …

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Parenting

How to make ‘posh’ fish fingers…

I have had quite a few messages via my instagram page requesting recipes and step-by-steps for some of the things I make for Stanley. So I’ve decided I’ll create a category for all the recipes for people to have a look at. I will say though, that most of the meals I create for Stanley are taken from recipes books …

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