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Aoife, On Your Fourth Birthday

Aoife, As I write this I have just forfeited the bedtime battle as, if I am very honest with you, I couldn't cope with the whining any longer. This, however, does not mean that I love you any less. If anything, I love you more each and every day, which I did not think was… Continue reading Aoife, On Your Fourth Birthday

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Where to See Father Christmas in Leicestershire 2019

I know I for one am always looking for decent places to take my children to see Father Christmas. I have yet to book an experience but here are some of the places in Leicestershire I am considering! Palmers Garden Centre, Enderby, Leicestershire With events such as Breakfast with Santa: (available at both Enderby and… Continue reading Where to See Father Christmas in Leicestershire 2019

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Creating Rhythms: Autumn Season Display

If you have been following me for a little while you will know that recently I have begun to embed the seasonal changes in our home in a way that is aestically pleasing and provokes curiosity in my children! As you can see I like to mix up the display of items with a variety… Continue reading Creating Rhythms: Autumn Season Display

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Our Autumn Bucket List

I know Autumn is well on it's way but here are some of the things on our Autumn bucket list for 2019! 1. Go to a pumpkin patch and pick our own pumpkins. DONE 2. Dress up for Halloween. 3. Go to a Bonfire/Fireworks display. 4. Carve pumpkins. 5. Collect Conkers! DONE! 6. Go for… Continue reading Our Autumn Bucket List

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Teaching Children Body Autonomy and Consent

Something that I feel quite strongly about instilling in my children is an understanding of body autonomy and what consent is; in terms of the latter the understanding that they should give consent, and that they can change their minds but also that they should seek consent from others before acting upon acts of touch… Continue reading Teaching Children Body Autonomy and Consent

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Top Tips for Breastfeeding a Newborn

As it is the final day of World Breastfeeding Week I thought I would share with you my top tips for breastfeeding a newborn. I am by no means an expert and my advice is a mixture of anecdotal and what I learnt when I trained to be a Breastfeeding Peer Supporter. 1. Educate yourself… Continue reading Top Tips for Breastfeeding a Newborn

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Breastfeeding & Me – An Update

As it is World Breastfeeding Week I thought I would share where I am at the moment with my Breastfeeding relationship. As it is I am in that part of a long-term relationship where I have had enough. It is pretty love/hate at the moment. I love the connection I have with my children. I… Continue reading Breastfeeding & Me – An Update