The best-laid schemes o' mice an men

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Ah ha!

I had one of those moments today.  Continue reading


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Potty Time

The ease and convenience of disposable nappies have been a guilty indulgence for me as a parent. Every time I put that nappy in the bin, so conveniently out of sight and out of mind, a little piece of me  (the ethical part) shrivels up. Continue reading

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I had to re-read one of my posts today on disciplining a toddler. It’s obvious when I was writing that, my ability to logically rationalise and reason through my toddler’s behaviour hadn’t been affected yet by ‘fuzzy brain syndrome’…otherwise known as pregnancy.  Continue reading

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Easy step by step guide to disciplining your toddler

I bet that heading got your attention, if only there were such a thing. Maybe I haven’t watched enough super nanny. Not being a parent makes parenting look so easy, now that I have a little 18 month old I’ve discovered that awkward between stage where she can’t talk yet but mostly understands my instructions, and yet her impulsive nature often wins over listening to mummy. I have discovered the importance of a plan, so that come the tears, tantrums and frustration (that’s just mum) there is a rational non-emotion fuelled way of responding to the tiny human who just left deep claw marks all over your neck. Continue reading