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Parents aren’t invincible.

Ash Grayson

The other week I was telling a friend how I’d had a really bad migraine the night before, and that because I was solo parenting at the time I told Grayson that my head was hurting and that I wouldn’t be a able to play as much. My friend then …

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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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Parenting as an ambivert

Beach

So I’d imagine most of you that will read this post are already aware that a people are either introverts or extroverts. There are however, some people that don’t necessarily fall into one or the other. Those people are known as ambiverts. I see myself as an ambivert, as I …

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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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Separation anxiety in parents.

Anxiety

I’m sure any parent reading this post is very aware of separation anxiety in children, but if you’re not for any reason, separation anxiety is when children get particularly clingy towards their parents or caregivers. It’s a super normal thing for babies and young children to experience, so if you …

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My favourite parenting/children related apps.

parenting apps

I did a post a while back all about my favourite apps and so I thought I’d do a separate post about some of my favourite apps that I’ve found useful since becoming a parent. Whether they’ve been useful for me or apps that I let Grayson use. YouTube: Kids …

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The positives of having pets around children.

pets and children

If you follow our Instagram then you’ll have seen I recently put up a picture up of Grayson playing with our cat, Kenny. We put up a blog post a while back about introducing a pet to a new baby (which you can read here), but what about when your …

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Age differences in relationships.

Mark and Ashleigh

Age gaps and relationships tend to get quite mixed opinions, but the negative opinions tend to be a lot stronger than the positive. Mark and I have a 12 year age gap between us, and I can honestly say it’s never caused any issues. I think sometimes people believe that …

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