What Little H did – 21 months

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Ah little H, It has been an eventful month for us both! There have been so many happy and funny moments. But we also had to go through one of the scariest experiences of my life when you were poorly. I feel like you’ve grown so independent in the last 30 days. You want to do so much yourself, without Mummy or Daddy helping. Yet your need for us to be there to reassure you seems stronger than ever; More

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30 Days Blogging – Day 9: Cravings

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I am very prone to craving foods and that’s what I’m taking this Day 9 to mean! Once I crave something, nothing will usually sate my appetite. Strangely during pregnancy I think I craved things less strongly than in my bump-free state! I have been known, on multiple occasions, to make a trip out to get something I really want to eat. Recently I have taken Little H on a walk to get an iced bun from the baker, a

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My Top 10 Online Reads #2

Welcome to my monthly feature in which I share some of my favourite online articles for the month. I read a lot of blog posts and articles online and whilst I share a lot of them through tweets, it’s easy to miss them and hard to come back to them at another time. This is a list of my top ten reads for the month, a mixture of formal news articles and blog posts. I’ll confess upfront that this month

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The week my brain gave up…

Sitting watching TV yesterday evening, I realised it had been over a week since my last blog post. I’m not one of these people who strives to blog to a schedule but I do try and write something new each week. However, over the last week, during the little free time I’ve had, my brain has struggled to function. Fueled on tea I have had a very productive working week, but that followed by Mummy Duties at home have meant

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Year 1 with a baby: 10 things I couldn’t have lived without

Back in the early days (which feel like forever ago now!) I wrote a couple of blog posts which sang the praises of the things which kept me sane, kept me functioning or kept me fed throughout the first 6 months of Motherhood. (For those of you who missed them then please take a look at 0-3 months and 3-6 months.) When I got to 9 months I considered doing another post, but things had become a little more predictable

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Top tips for moving house with a baby

Two weeks ago most of our possessions were in boxes and the rest were haphazardly strewn around after being loaded in to a big truck (I didn’t think we had enough to fill it, but apparently we did!) having moved from our house of 8 years to our new family home. We are now pretty well settled in and it’s already feeling like home, but it’s been a hectic and tiring fortnight. Moving is difficult at the best of times,

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6 ways to look after yourself when you have a baby

Whilst it might seem as though I have sufficient time since I am on maternity leave, in fact these days I struggle to get much done on some days. Looking after a small person is time-consuming on a good day; Throw in a bout of illness or a bad temper and even grabbing a drink can be tough. I doubt as a mother I am alone in sometimes finding it hard to get time for myself. There is always something

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Three to six months with a baby: 8 things I couldn’t have lived without

So the Family Watling have reached the next major milestone as H is now six months old. Everyone I spoke to told me it would get easier from about three months and in many ways they are right. But easier does not mean easy! Certainly H has developed more tones and expressions that make it a bit easier to understand what she wants. She is also able to amuse herself a lot more. However she now demands a lot more

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Three months with a new baby: 8 things I couldn’t have lived without

H is now three months old. I cannot believe it’s been that long already. Life has changed so much in that time but yet H being here also feels completely normal, as if she always has been. But getting to this point has been hard work and there are a number of things which being without would have made getting this far so much harder*! Tea: During pregnancy I completely went off tea. I was really hoping that I would

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Hello, I'm Angela. I'm Mum to two small people (3 & 0). I'm a Techie, Gardener, cake lover and tea addict. 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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