Do We Expect Too Much From Our Toddlers?

I’ll be the first to admit that I regularly lose my shit when it comes to Erin. I would say that I have a bit of a meltdown on at least a monthly basis, if not more often. If we hadn’t decided to put Erin into nursery as soon as she turned 2 last January I think you would find me rocking in a corner somewhere crying my eyes out every single day. Being a parent has never come easily or naturally to me but I have found the last 6 months to a year

When Did Fussy Eating Become A Competition?

Erin is quite the fussy eater and it can be a nightmare to get her to eat a proper meal. While she’s at nursery she eats really well and has cooked meals on the days she is there. Erin’s nursery is attached to a private school and all of the children eat lunch together so this encourages her to do the same as her friends are doing. At home though, we struggle. I think Erin would live on cereal and toast if we would let her. Luckily, she really likes fruit so we always have

Children And Mess Go Together Like Tea And Cake

When I became a parent I tried to promise myself that I would make more time to keep the house as clean and tidy. Before Erin was born both John and I worked full time and sometimes had to blitz the house in one go just to get it done. What some people seem to forget though is that children are messy… a lot of the time and things get in the way of best made plans. However, someone that does understand this is ACE. ACE have a great motto of ‘Remove the stains, keep the

Dealing With A Daredevil Toddler

Erin was born premature at 36+4 and even though she was a tiny 4lb 8oz, I don’t think I ever really thought too much about how small and fragile she really was. I look back at pictures of Erin as a newborn now and I think she can’t really have ever been that small. Of course, she was though. While I am so protective over Erin in certain circumstances but I have always encouraged her to be independent and strong willed. She is nearly 2 and the most strong willed little girl I have ever known.

The Mum Who Loved Baby Classes

Erin is nearly 2 and it has been quite some time since we stopped going to any baby classes or groups. We stopped going to our last one, Music in Motion a while ago now. That one in particular runs past toddler age but Erin’s nap times were making going impossible so we were just throwing money away pretty much. The thing about baby classes is always having something fun to do with your child. We used to go to Baby Sensory and Baby Yoga, as well as swimming. I used to love having something

Double Crown Nightmare

I have pretty shit hair and I have had for as long as I can remember. I have a double crown and a cow lick at the front of my hair. I’ve never been able to have a nice looking fringe because it’s always ended up with a strange parting in it and I’ve never been able to have a middle parting. I think when I found out we were having a girl I was quite excited at being able to do really fun hair styles for her because I can barely put my own

LeapFrog Shapes and Sharing Picnic Basket Review

Did you know that July was National Picnic Month? I didn’t until recently either. Although I know I’m a bit late to celebrate it properly picnics are something you can enjoy no matter the weather as they don’t always have to be outside. One of Erin’s newest toys is the LeapFrog Shapes and Sharing Picnic Basket. The set comes as a very happy looking pink plastic picnic basket. In the picture above the basket is tipped on its side and you can see that there are some buttons and switches. One button controls on/ off

Things I Never Thought I’d Teach My Child

I think when you find out that you’re going to be a parent for the first time you have all of these ideals in your head. I know when I found out I was pregnant with Erin I thought about all the different things I thought I could teach her as she grew up. I thought that I would teach her that books are magical and that travelling the world to discover new places is such an exciting and important thing to do. However, it turns out that both me and John have ended up