Ditching the dummy


A couple of weeks after H was born and we still struggled to settle her when she was tired. After a nap she was fine. During and after a feed she was fine. But nothing would soothe her to sleep. So since her feeding was fairly established, we tried giving her a dummy. The difference was astonishing and immediate. Having something in her mouth calmed her down and she would stop crying and just gaze at the world until she

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That was the year that was 2015 – a summary


2015 has been another challenging year, but more for happy reasons that sad, especially when compared against last year. Whilst the losses of 2014 are still very much felt, the arrival of H at the start of the year brought a bit of sunshine back in to life again. It’s pushed me to many extremes but it’s ultimately been a wonderful year so here is the summary!

Night frights

After H was born, all I wanted to do was sleep. I wasn’t greedy in my desires – I only wanted a few consecutive hours. But it didn’t happen. I was exhausted from giving birth and from a stomach virus I’d caught in hospital but her needs came first to the extent where after feeding her I’d literally collapse asleep on the bed unable to soothe her as she cried, struggling to sleep.

Teething, Weaning and Bottle Feeding

It’s Saturday night as I write this and Sam is out in London meeting his friends. So I’m enjoying some time on the sofa after indulging in an oven-cooked frozen pizza after putting the smallest member of our household to bed with, amongst other woes, a summer cold and hoping she stays asleep. Although I suspect she won’t since I’ve already been in to soothe her twice. Anyway, it felt like time for a blog post I’ve been trying to

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What’s wrong?!

One of the hardest things to deal with H is when she is crying because something is wrong. Mainly because it’s almost impossible to tell what is actually making her cry. On a good day it can just be frustrating for me (and Sam if he’s at home) whilst on a bad day it can actually completely distressing. Of course every parent experiences this so I am well aware this is part of the course. This is one of the

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Hello, I'm Angela. I'm Mum to two small people (4 & 1). I'm a Techie, Gardener, cake lover and tea addict. 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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