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Christmas Shoeboxesfeatured

Violet is now 5 years old and is becoming more and more aware of the world around her. As a family we give alot to charity but I have wanted Violet to become more involved so this year we have made Christmas shoeboxes! Our Christmas shoeboxes will be delivered to families in Romania, Bulgaria, Moldova Read more

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The End of my Third Maternity Leavefeatured

I go back to work tomorrow. My third and favourite maternity leave has come to an end…and I feel blue. As I look back over this year it feels like an eternity ago that I gleefully packed up my desk and practically skipped through London to catch my train home. My baby bump was colossal Read more

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Woodland Treasure Hunt

Woodland Treasure Huntfeatured

Yesterday I had the task of solo bedtime for only the third time since Felix was born. Now, I know this is pretty good going seeing as he is almost 9 months old! My first attempt back in December was a disaster. Ezra was sick in his bed. Felix woke up and I had them Read more

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Potty Training!featured

I really hated potty training Violet. If I look back now I think we started her before she was completely ready. It seemed to take forever. So I vowed to leave Ezra til he was completely and utterly ready. I practically wanted him to slam-dunk his nappy into the bin and holler “NO MORE!” For Read more

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She Swallowed the Tooth!

She Swallowed the Tooth!featured

When Violet got her first wobbly tooth after Felix was born I couldn’t believe it!! She wasn’t even 4 and a half. It came out, followed by 4 more! 2 adult teeth have grown through beautifully but I cannot see any sign if the other 3 yet. One of her top middle teeth was so Read more

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5 Things I’ve Learnt About Breastfeeding

5 Things I’ve Learnt About Breastfeedingfeatured

I’m celebrating a huge milestone in my journey of motherhood….6 months exclusively breastfeeding my baby. It’s a target I always hoped I would reach. My breastfeeding experiences with Violet and Ezra were not easy at all. So for my third child to take to it as easily as Felix did has been such a gift. Read more

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Preparing Violet for School

Preparing Violet for Schoolfeatured

I am now mum to a school aged child.  I find this really astounding that I have a child who goes to school!  It doesn’t seem that long ago that I was at school, but time flies and here we are! Over the summer Joe and I spent a lot of time carefully and gently Read more

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A Day In the Life of a Working Mumfeatured

This morning as I hauled myself out of my warm cosy pit I thought about the day stretched out in front of me, and I breathed a sigh. Life is running by so fast at the moment. Our days and weeks are a carefully pieced together working mechanism. We have so much happening that sometimes Read more

Christmas Begins with the Scandinavian Christmas Market

Christmas Begins with the Scandinavian Christmas Marketfeatured

Christmas started early for me this week with the wonderful annual Scandinavian Christmas street market on Albion Street in London.  This market has been going for about 10 years now and this year was the biggest yet.  Stalls selling Norwegian knitwear, Swedish seeded rye bread with scrumptious smoked salmon pate, Estonian warming fast food and Read more

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