What Little H did – 4.7, 4.8 & 4.9 months

As I finally sit down to write this my Little H, it’s less than a month until you hit the big 5.0 – I’m very behind on typing up my updates. And yet, in a way, it’s nice to have left it this long as it has given me a chance to remember how much you’ve changed, grown and taken in your stride over these last 5 months. Your wonderful personality continues to develop and grow. You amaze me all

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That was the year that was 2019 – a summary

When I first starting writing these posts back in 2009 (ooh, this year is the tenth anniversary then!) I used to bosh them out in a hurry during the last couple of days of the year. Becoming a parent put and end to that so now I try to get them drafted up across the course of December. So I’m here on the 9th December starting to put fingers to keys are reflect back on the last 12 months of

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Eco update – the reality of sustainable life changes

It’s almost a whole year since I wrote my first blog post about sustainable life changes. It’s been an interesting journey and, in many ways, a real rollercoaster. I’ll be honest from the beginning that one of the biggest negatives of the changes I’ve made is that by making a few changes it’s only made me more aware of the waste in all aspects of our lives; I am genuinely struggling with “Eco Anxiety” these days; Every time we do

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Tales of Little Z – 13, 14 and 15 months

As I started to write this, I looked back on my previous post. I was astonished to read it because it feels like that was all a lifetime ago and you’ve changed so incredibly since then. You are still such an incredibly fun and happy little girl. It is rare for you not to be full of laughter and smiles. And now you’re transitioning into toddlerhood, you’re also developing that cheeky and testing streak. I won’t lie, at times it

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I’m not ready for school!

This week we had the second and third of three of sessions to introduce Little H, Sam and I to her new primary school. Last week we started it off with a 30 minute visit for Little H and I, where we spent the time mixed with the existing reception classes and got a chance to meet her teacher and some of the teaching assistants. It was a really great visit and a real success as Little H enjoyed it

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Riding the rollercoaster of emotions

Man, I feel like I’ve been through the emotional wringer this week. In fact, up-and-down emotions seem to be becoming ever more common place in my life. Of course hormones occasionally play a role but to be honest I don’t think I can blame those little chaps for the majority of my mood swings. The truth of the matter is that the life juggle is tricky before you then throw two kids into the mix. And to be honest, whilst

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What we’ve been doing lately #9

I’ve noticed a common trend these days. On the rare occasion I find myself with time to sit down with no washing to fold or bags to pack, and where I’m not falling asleep, I get my laptop out and then find myself unable to summon the words to write. Throughout the day I have streams of words flowing through my head but somehow they are gone by the time the washing-up is finished. It’s incredibly infuriating! But I’m shall

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Four go to Sherwood Center Parcs (as going abroad felt like too much hard work!)

In late 2018 Sam I discussed going abroad for our 2019 family holiday. Little H starting school in September means this would be our last opportunity before needing to pay crazy school holiday prices. But Christmas came and went. Then I started back at work. Yet still nothing got booked. One evening over dinner Sam suddenly mentioned that he wasn’t sure he could be bothered with a holiday overseas. I sighed with relief – on top of everything else going

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The garden comes into its own.

I’ve always been obsessed with plants so it was no surprise to me at all that as soon as we bought our first house, I developed a real love of gardening. Gardening as a mother has always been tricky though. In my previous life I was able invest solid hours or days out in my patch of the outdoors, doing whatever I needed to. But that freedom of personal time is rare now and needs to be spread across more

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What Little H Did – 4.1, 4.2 & 4.3 years

Ah my biggest little girl, you have hit four and continued to grow and develop at an astounding rate! Your speech is almost flawless and you are so sharp, you don’t miss a trick! And you are so caring and kind with your sister. I take such pleasure in watching the bond you both have grow and strengthen. I know in a year or so that the two of you will be off in your own little games that Mummy

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Hello, I'm Angela. I'm Mum to two small people (4 & 1). I'm a Gardener, am houseplant obsessed and addicted to tea. By day I work in tech and also look after my littles. I'm trying to get our family to live a more sustainable life. I also have far too many opinions...hence the blog. You can read more about me here. You can also follow me on Twitter so you never miss a post. Hope you enjoy reading!

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