The twelve days of Christmas (with a teething baby)
Jan10

The twelve days of Christmas (with a teething baby)

According to Wikipedia, “The Twelve Days of Christmas” is a popular English Christmas Carol that lists a number of gifts (12, duh!) that are given each day, starting on Christmas day. The tune most of us are familiar with is derived from a 1909 arrangement of a traditional folk melody by English composer Frederic Austin (who added the bit about the five gold rings, who knew!). Sing with me, won’t you? On the first...

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ABCDs of raising my two kids
Jan01

ABCDs of raising my two kids

It’s been a while since I blogged (okay, nearly two years!!). This pretty much sums up life at the moment. A is for amber beads voodoo magic which I swore by with my firstborn for teething pain relief but suddenly saw it as a choking hazard with my second. Because I am  more paranoid wiser the second time around. B is for “because why?” which I get asked a gazillion times a day. And balloons. The endless fascination with plastic...

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Listen: My top three Moth stories
Feb18

Listen: My top three Moth stories

YOU GUYS! I’ve become slightly obsessed with a podcast that I have been recommending to anyone and everyone and now it’s your turn. It’s called The Moth and produced in the US by a storytelling organisation of the same name that runs events called Story Slams where people get up on stage and share stories about their lives; no notes, just incredible storytelling. The podcast is a collection of audio recordings of...

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Make: Upcycled bedside table
Feb09

Make: Upcycled bedside table

I know I’m not the only person who has pinned stuff on Pinterest and NEVER ACTUALLY DONE ANY OF IT. In fact, I recently created a Yoga board - it’s wonderful and people follow it and repin my fantastic pins. I started it to inspire a bedtime yoga routine…which a few months on I AM YET TO ACTUALLY DO ONE ASANA!  Anyway, I recently did a DIY project, or rather managed one, that was inspired by something I had seen on...

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Laugh: Out of the mouth of a two-year-old
Feb06

Laugh: Out of the mouth of a two-year-old

Gus’s language development has always been a big focus for me and it’s been great fun since he started talking. What I didn’t realise is that it would mean that I now get tuned on a daily basis by a two-year-old!!!! Here are a few examples from the past few weeks: Scene: Bathtime, getting ready for bed and Mom and Dad hold their breath to find out who is the lucky winner of tonight’s bedtime story reading...

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