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Staying Organised | A Busy Mums Guide

I feel like I am on the go dawn until dusk every single day. I literally have my diary with every single place I go. If it’s not in the diary, it ain’t happenin’. I obviously use a smart phone but I cannot get on with using the calendar on my phone. I think when it’s in black and white and you can strike it off you have a sense of achievement- maybe that’s why? I don’t know. Either way I know that I have to use a diary every single year. I’ve been  ...

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6 Things you have to Learn to Deal With as a Mum That WILL Gross You Out| Raising Evelyn

There are many many things we say and hope we never have to deal as an adult. In reality you are going to be doing probably all those things if you want to be or are already a mum. Things like wiping your child’s bogey with your own finger quickly before a photo, or peeling their caked poo vest off their back whilst trying not to spread it in their hair more than they already have, or even swirling your mouth with endless mouthwash because your child has been sick in your mouth! You  ...

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What defines a ‘Good Mum’? | Raising Evelyn

What defines you as being a ‘Good Mum’? Is it the healthy diet? or the endless gifts? or what about the attendance to every single school play? or the time you spend with your children? Well really, it is a combination of all of these and finding a happy medium. I have recently been asking myself this question. I am pretty good at thinking of all the things I should be doing like giving Evelyn more varieties of foods or maybe she should be socialising more. But what does being  ...

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We Started Weaning Vol. 2 | Raising Evelyn

I wanted to write a follow up / Volume 2 of Evelyn’s weaning stories. 3/4 months ago we were weaning Evelyn and getting ourselves into a right old pickle! Evelyn is 9 months, I can’t say we are now ‘plain sailing’ but we are doing a lot better. We have totally done away with any form of bowl…spoon…folk…spork…. it just wasn’t happening. I decided it was time for her to try doing it all herself. She is the most independent baby and knows  ...

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The Internal Struggle Of Being A Mum | Raising Evelyn

Am I good enough? and Am I doing it right? The two questions every mum asks themselves every.single.day! There seems to be very limited help for first time mums in the U.K. After your 6 week check, that’s it… you’re on your own… sink or swim. In my area, yes, there are groups which run at certain places on a certain day where you can go and see the Health Visitor if you have any concerns about your baby, however recently, my local baby unit place have said only come  ...

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9 Months in | 9 Months out

9 Whole Months!! Like W.T.F! 9 Months in… 9 Months out Evelyn is 9 months old today… that’s a whole pregnancy! Or 4.5″ of hair growth, or the time it takes to read Harry Potter series 168 times, or Watch a butterfly appear from a cocoon after it makes it about 25 times!!! It is such weird feeling still that she is here and she is ours. It gives me cold sweats when I think about how quick it has gone and all the things she has learnt to do and all the things she will  ...

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Top 5 Useful Baby Products | Raising Evelyn

Some baby products are so bloody expensive! It is sods law you fork out for something to find there was a much easier cheaper way of doing things. So I wanted to write a totally un-sponsored blog post to show you 5 things we use at home that have been absolutely brilliant and also if there is a cheaper way of doing something very similar. Not on of these 5 things was gifted by a company they are purely what we have found through trial and error: 1. Leka Play Mat from Ikea This is not a play  ...

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We Started Weaning | Raising Evelyn

No one tells you ‘Today is the day to start weaning!’ No one says ‘Hey it is going to be a long hard slog!’ or “The is going to be super easy!’ No body says anything like that and just like that *BAM* you regret even starting! We started weaning Evelyn when she was 5 months. She was more than ready and everything was going straight in her mouth. It started well. We started with dinner because that was what was working for our lifestyle and she would have  ...

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Evelyn is 6 months old | Raising Evelyn

Evelyn is 6 months old, like whhhaaaa??? 6 months has gone ridiculously quick. I cannot understand how it has been 6 months since I screamed at the midwife this baby was coming today! I think I have had a mostly stable 6 months. I’ve had 1 melt down, 3 times I cried after looking in the mirror and approximately 182 days of IDGAF what I am wearing. I thought with all the emotions and hormone in- balances there would be daily tears but I am doing ok. I remember very clearly my first  ...

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My Baby Birth Story | His and Hers Perspective

I have been debating whether to write about my birth story, whether to share all the details or whether to keep it just for us. I think if it had gone any differently then perhaps this post wouldn’t have happened. I wanted to write my perspective on what I think happened when I wasn’t too drugged up to help other first time mum’s understand what it can be like. Every birth is unique and everyone experiences things differently. I also wanted Phil to write his version of  ...

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