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Birth Trauma – 2 years on.

Birth Trauma

TW: Although I don’t go into specific details within this post, if you have experienced a birth trauma or difficulties surrounding a birth please refrain from reading this post or proceed with caution. As this week is actually Birth Trauma Awareness Week, I thought I would do a bit of …

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Why I hate the term “terrible twos”.

Terrible Twos

Let’s be honest, we’ve all been there. I remember before I had Grayson I’d say it to friends with children “oh it must be the terrible twos!!!” and I’m sure a lot of you have said it at some point or another. Since Grayson’s become a toddler, I’ve really resent …

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Toucanbox review

toucanBox

We were recently offered a toucanBox to try out and see how Grayson got on. Which we were VERY excited to get, because after however many weeks we’ve been in lockdown – we’ll accept all the help for entertaining a toddler that we can get! So here’s our Toucanbox review…. …

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Top tips for fussy eating toddlers.

Grayson eating

When we first started weaning all those years ago (only a year and a half, but still feels like forever ago!) Grayson was such a good eater. He would eat anything you put in front of him or put on a spoon for him, but as he hit ‘toddler-hood’ he …

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Raising a sensitive child.

sensitive child

I’ll start by saying Grayson is an absolute diamond, that as his mum he can do no wrong in my eyes and that I love him with my whole heart regardless of who he is and what he does. This post isn’t me in any way criticising sensitive children, if …

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2 years.

Grayson beach

Grayson is officially 2 years old as of today (technically as of 7:50 tonight, but that would just be mean!) and what a wild 2 years it’s been. I remember bringing this tiny little baby home and just thinking “what now?”. I’d never been able to keep a plant alive, …

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Ways to encourage responsibility in toddlers.

Grayson Light assist

Grayson is turning 2 in April, and he’s at such an amazing age where he’s still so little but he also wants to be more independent and do more for himself rather than have us do things for him. Although we don’t want to push him to grow up (every …

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Why we’re raising our son as a feminist.

Beach

We did have a different blog post scheduled in for today but as yesterday was international woman’s day I ended up writing this post instead. I love international woman’s day, I love seeing all these strong women and men celebrating how far women have come. I do always find it …

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Why we’re considering putting our child into nursery.

Grayson

We’ve been lucky enough to have grandparents live close by enough to look after Grayson whilst I work part time and Mark works full time, Grayson turns 2 in April and the fact we’ve been lucky enough to keep him out of any childcare for that long is something we’re …

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How we deal with tantrums

Tantrums

Grayson will be 2 in April, which means he’s reached an age where he understands he can push boundaries and doesn’t always have to do what we tell him. However, although Grayson does have my temper (which was always my biggest concern when having children) we’ve learnt pretty quickly the …

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