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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, recipes

Tomato and garlic pulled chicken…

Another great recipe that Stanley loved! And even better, it’s another simple one!! You’ll need: 50g diced onions 50g sweetcorn 1 tin chopped tomatoes 2 tsp mixed herbs 1 small chicken breast How to make it: Steam the chicken until thoroughly cooked throughout. In a saucepan, fry off the onions in a little oil. Add the tomatoes, sweetcorn and mixed …

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lifestyle, Parenting

5 ways I like to relax after baby goes to bed…

So, any parents out there know only too well that any relaxation time gets crammed into that tiny, precious window between the baby going to bed and you falling asleep! Some nights might be spent batch cooking meals or cleaning, but I really to like to have at least one day a week where I focus on some ‘me-time’ and …

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Easter Rocky Road…

Easter is just around the corner and I don’t know about you but it’s yet another fab excuse to stuff my face with chocolate, ha! I made some Easter treats and thought I’d pop the recipe on here for anyone interested – I say recipe but it is basically just chucking stuff in a bowl together which I love! It …

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Monthly Updates, Parenting, Reviews

Stanley is one…

My boy is now a one year old! I’m still struggling to wrap my head round it, but Stanley seems to have flicked the switch from baby to toddler in the blink of an eye! Suddenly, he is walking more than he crawls, pointing for things that he wants and brings me things that I ask for. His vocabulary is …

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Parenting, recipes

How to make baby friendly chicken curry…

I like to feed Stanley pretty much the same foods I eat (even if it’s not on the same day as I often batch make his portions and freeze a load so I can just defrost him a different meal as he eats earlier than I do). Curry is a pretty simple meal and I can add extra chilli flakes …

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Monthly Updates

11 month update…

Another month gone and it’s the last update before he turns one! I’m trying not to become a complete emotional wreck (I’m definitely failing) at the thought of him being a whole year old – I honestly don’t know how this has happened! The time is running away from me and even though I feel like I say it every …

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essentials, Parenting

What’s in my changing bag?

When Stanley was a newborn (which feels like a lifetime ago by the way, but let’s not talk about it too much because I might weep!) bottles and formula and a bulky (but very handy) bottle warmer used to take over. Along with a million muslins and changes of clothes for all the nasty newborn messes that constantly seem to …

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essentials, Parenting, Reviews

Our favourite bath time products…

1. Bedtime bubble bath I love the Johnsons one, it bubbles up really nicely but in all honestly I often look at the price tag and can’t justify spending that much on a bit of bubble bath. I bath Stanley every night so they don’t last long. So I started trying other brands, including Tesco and Asda and they are …

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Monthly Updates, Parenting

10 month update…

Wow…so I haven’t posted in forever! Sorry, I’ve had a lot of personal things going on at home to deal with and writing blog posts has been the last thing on my mind, but I am back and trying to plan some new posts – so if there’s anything particular you’d like to see please comment below and let me …

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