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Why Isn’t It My Sleep Time Now?

I’ve had one of those days when you just sit there and think really?!? Those photos were taken earlier… You would never have guessed that P1 had just been sick. She’s been complaining of feeling sick for a few days now and I’m utterly convinced it’s because she hasn’t been eating properly recently – that’s for another post. She gagged …

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To My Princesses – Letter 2

To my Princesses, This week we’ve done a lot. It’s been Daddy’s birthday so we spent a day at Bedgebury forest to watch Daddy do Go Ape – the weather was freezing but we had a great time. Today we went to Tropical Wings Zoo which again the weather was freezing but we had a great time with Nanny. Nanny …

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You Will Obey

Last night P1 ended up in bed early. This usually happens once a month and it’s enough to get her behaviour back on track. Last night my OH and I were completely at the end of our tether with her. The “naughty step” hadn’t worked its wonders and we were still getting smirks from her as we told her to …

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I’ll Swap For The Longer Straw

So who the heck handed me the short straw this year? I’ll do absolutely anything to swap it. My two pregnancy experiences couldn’t of been more different. P1 – easy pregnancy, no sickness, 7weeks early but natural birth, 19hours of labour, no wounds down below, she had troubles breathing, weighed 4lb 13oz, bleeding ended within 4 weeks, milk dried up …

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Insanity Forecasted For Easter Half Term

This morning my OH participated in the Ace Cafe Southend Shakedown. I’ve never seen him so motivated to be up early. He does love his motorbike. P1 loves to watch him and spent ages watching out of the window. P2 and I joined her but P1 soon got bored and left us watching. We eventually saw him an hour later! …

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The Best Mum Award Goes To…

My mum obviously! There’s definitely some perks of having my little family living with my parents. I’ve just enjoyed a very long, very warm, very bubbly, very face maskey, very candlelit, very quiet bath and a quality child-free chat with my OH. As much as I loved my bath and hope I get another one like it soon – hint …

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Good Friday

I’ve been spending a lot of my P1-free days in my jammies and I thought it was about time to actually do something so I went to visit my MiL yesterday in Kent. I had such a lovely chilled day with her, my OHs Nan and Brother. Oh and of course P2. I’m definitely going to visit during the week …

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What’s This?!

What’s this craze all about for Sophie La Girafe’s?! Well today I joined that craze, P2 is now the proud owner of a Sophie. It says it’s suitable from 0 months so we’ll see how she takes to it when she’s awake. I’m not 100% sure she’s worth the £15 I spent but maybe P2 will prove me wrong and …

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Messy Time

I read a post over at Richmond Mummy and it really made me chuckle. Yesterday, whilst she was clearing up probably a lot of mess because let’s face it… Kids of all ages have to make mess when faced with art supplies – I was at our local ceramic painting studio run by family not worrying about the mess P1 …

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40 Acts – Day 38 – Practise Your Testimony

When practising your testimony, have different length versions for different situations. Consider one a trailer for the full movie with perhaps an extended version for that long conversation over a meal. Write it down. Don’t read or memorise a script, but writing can help to focus your thoughts and enable you to spot the important parts. Remember that listening is …

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To My Princesses – Letter 1

(I’ve decided to do a dedicated post each Wednesday for my two Princesses. They were both born on a Wednesday so it seems appropriate for the post to be done on a Wednesday and I’d love for them to be able to read about their lives when they grow up.) To my Princesses, I started this blog as an online …

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The Start Of A New Adventure

I started a diary when I was pregnant with P1, my Mum told me that it would make for a great read for those in the same situation and for those who may not know what to do. But along the years I changed computer, changed paper and basically lost my diary. Luckily, it was such a significant time in my …

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40 Acts – Day 36 – Pray

God will use you as you are. I was a sleep-deprived, homesick mother of two little children when God gave me a job to do. The Pamper Club girls saw me every day at school and dragging whining toddlers round the Co-op. I was real. So what I told them about prayer had to be real too. Do what you …

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That’s Definitely Not A Boobie

There’s absolutely no way I’m anywhere near ready to give up breastfeeding. I’m completely in love with doing it. It feels so natural and the bond I have with P2 because of it is amazing. However, it’s been playing on my mind that P2 hates the dummy. Therefore I’m scared she’ll hate a bottle and desperately want her to try …

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Apologising For Crying – Mummy’s Shouldn’t Cry

Monday’s are known for being manic. We all wish it was the weekend still. Well today I’m definitely having one of those days already! We had a rough night with P2; it wasn’t that she kept waking up, she just kept wriggling, grunting, farting and feeding. It even kept my OH awake which is very unusual as he sleeps through …

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