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What I packed in my c-section hospital bag (for an elective c-section) (AD – Affiliate links)

For the birth of my second daughter we knew that she would be delivered by (hopefully!) planned elective c-section. Having a caesarean section is NEVER an easy decision, but it was one that was made with relative ease by my consultants around 16 weeks into my second daughter’s pregnancy. As it turned out pre-eclampsia meant …

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The flavour-led weaning cookbook review (AD – Gifted)

We were gifted a copy of this book in exchange for coverge. Our lovely little daughter Daisy has an allergy to cows milk. Daisy also has an allergy to soya and can’t eat chicken either because of FPIES. This means that mealtimes aren’t always as simple as I want them to be. I’m happy to …

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That time I taught my daughter to swear…

So something semi-funny happened recently. I accidentally taught my daughter to swear. Her first swear word, b*stard, was a pretty strong choice… I’m surprised it has taken until 17 months for her to hear, and repeat, a swear word. I’m a swearer. I can’t help it. I’ve just always been someone who expresses her happiness, anger …

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My first year as a parent – how it really went!

My daughter is one year old. I cannot believe that a year has gone by since the day of her birth! Thinking back to her birth doesn’t fill me with great memories, besides having my wonderful daughter of course. Anyway, the last year has been full of ups and downs. Life is like that isn’t it! …

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Finding me time as a parent – 7 ways I’m achieving it

Lets be real here. Finding time for yourself as a parent can be tough. Whether your child is a newborn or twenty they are probably still taking up much of your time. My own daughter is one and I’m always struggling to find the right balance. Between working from home, my husband working shifts, owning an allotment, …

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What to expect when your child suffers a febrile convulsion

Today I want to talk to you about something that we experienced for the first time back in April 2017. Our beautiful daughter Daisy, who is now 16 months old, suffered her first febrile convulsion. I want to share our experience of Daisy suffering a febrile convulsion and talk about how we dealt with it.

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