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The Dilemma of more Children

I always knew I wanted kids, always, and when my step son came in to my life when he was just 1 it was a very surreal and new experience for me. He was a wonderful little boy and it gave me a chance to realise the fun side of ‘step-motherhood’ without all the physical pain that went with it. Fast forward 7 years and he has just turned 8! It has gone so incredibly quick. Now we also have a 1 year old too and it is like I can never remember the pain that I went through. Everyone  ...

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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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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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Evelyn’s First Christmas | Raising Evelyn

I’d been looking forward to Evelyn’s first Christmas for so long. Her cousin was born 6 months after her so to have the two of them together on the 25th was going to be so extra special. Christmas is a mix of rushing round to see all the families. It seems that we have Thomas for Christmas Day one year and Boxing Day the next. So this year, as it was our turn for Boxing Day, we spent the 25th with my family. I love Christmas so incredibly much. It is my most favourite time of  ...

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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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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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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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Supporting Evelyn | Baby Pillows

There is a lot of stigma attached to using unnecessary baby products. Mums have an opinion about them all, it is quite ridiculous really. Evelyn has begun getting a round bald patch at the back of her head, don’t worry this is quite common and can eventually lead to a bit of a flat head. That is where a ergonomic baby pillow comes in very handy. This is the Lovenest Baby Pillow from Babymoov. Babymoov is a company actually born by three men! I know! It is not just us women that know  ...

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