Parenting

The importance of apologising to your children.

One thing I always try to do, regardless of who it is or the situation, is apologise when I know for a fact that I’m wrong. As humans (or maybe it’s just me), we’re stubborn and don’t like to admit if we’re in the wrong and that’s especially true as …

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Why the toddler stage is my favourite.

I often remember a lot of parents saying “new borns are a breeze, it’s toddlers are the difficult ones” and I remember looking down at my little squishy baby wondering how he could ever become difficult. Grayson is now 20 months old, and heading for 21. He hasn’t been a …

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Baby names we liked but didn’t use.

Before Mark and I even knew we were having a baby we’d discussed baby names and Grayson was always our number 1 choice. We obviously played around with the idea of a few different names, but nothing ever came above Grayson for us. However, these are some of the names …

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Why I prefer Christmas as a parent.

I’ve never liked Christmas. Don’t get me wrong, when I was a kid I’m sure I did but in more recent years I’ve never been a huge fan of Christmas. My family have never been HUGE on Christmas and due to a lot of different factors I just found it …

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Why it’s OK to let children use electronics.

I think letting kids use things like phones and iPads will always be a bit of a debating topic for a lot of people (parents or not). I also think there’s nothing wrong with a healthy debate, and that’s why I felt this would be a good post to do! …

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Our parenting style, and why it works for us.

I always find the ways that people choose to parent their children really interesting, not in a judgemental “my ways right and you’re wrong” type of way, but just because most people’s parenting types are different and I love to see what works for others. When you search the internet …

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The importance of being a team when you become parents.

I know from different experiences, that when you have children it can sometimes be difficult to remain a team with your partner. If you haven’t discussed it beforehand, you could find that you have very different ideas of how you want to bring your children up or you may find …

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What is kids TV really teaching our kids?

OK, this post isn’t going to actually establish what kids TV is teaching our kids, but if I’d have called it “Bings an epic bellend” I don’t think I’d get too far….. CBeebies For 19 months now we’ve been “blessed” with Cbeebies. For those who aren’t aware of what this …

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Is there ever a right time to start a family?

My brain works in such a mysterious way sometimes, that it’ll just throw little brain teasers at me every now and then. One that I’ve recently had is ‘is there a right time to start a family?’. Which got me thinking. I’d always known I wanted kids, and that I …

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