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The shame of the toddler tantrum

​ ​   ​The other day, I took a trip to the supermarket, toddler and buggy in tow, to get just a few small things I needed. My daughter and I have come to an arrangement about these trips. Usually, once I get my basket I let her pull it along from her buggy, in… Continue reading The shame of the toddler tantrum

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6 cute things to do with your toddler as the weather changes

It's started. The weather is changing and clothing shops are starting to fill with jumpers and cozy coats. Time to get ready to batten down the hatches. But Winter doesn't have to mean zero fun! Here are a few things I've put together to do with your little ones, no matter the weather! 1. Puddle jumping!… Continue reading 6 cute things to do with your toddler as the weather changes

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‘What are you crying about?’ A message to the nurse who shamed me after giving birth

Now, don't get me wrong. There are some fantastic people in this country, nurses and doctors, who literally tick all the right boxes. Caring, attentive, with a wonderful bedside manner. But unfortunately, in my experience, I have found that it doesn't count for all of them. To this day I can't seem to take myself… Continue reading ‘What are you crying about?’ A message to the nurse who shamed me after giving birth

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The Housing Crisis: “Sometimes it is hard to be positive about the future for our family”

​ ​ ​ I can really only speak for my own little family, but we aim to be fair, content, happy and healthy. We live within our means and make the most of what we've got. But with such things as the housing crisis, sometimes it is hard to be positive about the future. Living… Continue reading The Housing Crisis: “Sometimes it is hard to be positive about the future for our family”