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Boys and Pink – Can we drop the stigma?

Boys and pink; why is it socially unacceptable? Our girls are ‘allowed’ to like ‘boys toys’ and dress in ‘boys clothes’ but when a boy likes pink it is considered so taboo. Still. In 2016!  Boys are shamed by adults into believing they cannot like ‘girl things’. It is so ingrained in some of our […]

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To my biggest boy

To My Biggest Baby as you start school

To my biggest baby as you start school, Somehow 5 years have rushed by and it is time for you to start Kindergarten. I’m lucky, if we had still been in England I would have lost you to ‘big school’ last year, but somehow I still don’t feel quite ready for things to change. It […]

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ME TIMEWhy we take time just for ourselves

Why ‘me time’ is important in our family

I want people to know why ‘me time’ is important in our family. It’s something so many mummies don’t get enough of. Either by choice, or by necessity, or by circumstance. We knew when we had our first 5 years ago that ‘me time’ was going to be something we placed importance on. I fully […]

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Surviving a toddler tonsillectomy

My toddler recently had a tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy and I am just about surviving! While it is fresh in my mind I thought I would go through the things that have helped us get through these 2 weeks. Before the Surgery We got a great book called Good bye tonsils which helped hugely. We read it […]

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Things I wish I had known about Breastfeeding

Things I wish I had known about breastfeeding

Breastfeeding. When I was pregnant with my first I wasn’t sure if I wanted to do it. It sounded easy from what we were told at antenatal classes and read online, but I just wasn’t sure if it was for me. Then he was born, instinct seemed to take over and I knew right away […]

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Dinosaurs inOC

Dinosaurs in SoCal

Does your kid love dinosaurs much as mine? He is a man of few words, but many of those words are ridiculously long dinosaur names that I am amazed he can pronounce! So I went on a mission to find all the places you can find dinosaurs in our area, and here is the definitive list […]

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Grief. We are all different

Grief. We are all different.

In the past few years I have seen some of the people I love dearest experience grief. More recently I experienced it myself, and it has changed me in a way I think will be forever.  I lost my dearest friend.  Life will never be the same.  And yet, I must still live. The thing […]

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