Tales of Little Z – 16, 17 & 18 months

Ah my littlest girl, it still never fails to amaze me how much you grow and change in only a few short months. Over the last few months, your personality has strengthened almost every single day. As has your independent streak and strong unwavering resolve. You are at the wonderful age where once you set your mind to something, you keep trying until you’ve got it nailed. Alongside this you remain such a caring and joyful child. Although ever now

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The accidental extended breastfeeder

I remember when we entered out first antenatal class way back in 2014. I knew I wanted to breastfeed the baby that was rapidly growing in my stomach, but I didn’t really know what that actually meant, beyond the obvious of course. We were given all the facts and “benefits” as part of our course and from there I read plenty on the subject. But nothing can prepare you for the reality. The (at times dark) art of breastfeeding –

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What we’ve been doing lately #10

I have sat down to write this post on several occasions but every single time my brain has struggled to get started. Life is always quite tiring these days for obvious reasons but events of the last few weeks have just challenged me a little too much. At the end of August, Little H bid farewell to nursery, where she has gone for three days of almost every week for three and a half years. I remember mentally trying to

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What Little H did – 4.4, 4.5 & 4.6 years

It’s taken me almost a month to finally sit down and write this pre-amble to your usual monthly post and you’re steaming into the 8th month of your fifth year now. But most significantly, tomorrow is your last day of nursery (29th August). In fact, by the time I actually post this you will have finished. Reflecting back on the memories for the second quarter, some of them already feel like a life time ago as you’ve continued to grow

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Sometimes you just have to lose it!

Life and how the mind deals with everything is confusing, for me at least. I can have a really good run of feeling like I’m “in control” and “on top of things”. I’ll deal with a load of curve balls and changes with ease and take everything in my stride. But then, with very little warning, my emotional state will suddenly be brought crashing down by the smallest of things. Sometimes I’ll just feel low. Sometimes I’ll just get a

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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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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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