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The little things are often the greatest things.

The little things are often the greatest things.

For the first time in a week, we’ve been out into the world to simply go on an adventure. We left our little Hobbit Hole of a home behind and made the most of the autumnal sunshine as we visited our local park. I had […]

Mrs Hinch: Domestic Goddess or Environmental Menace?

Mrs Hinch: Domestic Goddess or Environmental Menace?

So, ‘Hinching’. Or, ‘getting your Hinch on’. Or a tonne of other plays on words which involve Mrs Hinch – it’s the new internet phenomenon which has taken the world by storm. Sophie Hinchcliffe is the woman behind this particular sensation, having begun her new […]

Care less about the mess, and more about the rest!

Care less about the mess, and more about the rest!

It’s no secret that for the last fortnight we’ve had a plague house instead of a home. From one virus to another, we haven’t had chance to gather ourselves and I’ve worked myself into a frenzy trying to stay on top of all the washing, cleaning, cooking, recycling.. The list goes on.

After a trudge up to the doctors office yesterday, it was confirmed we have housed yet another viral bug and this one was the snotty-runny-grumpy kind. I should be grateful as there are some much nastier things doing the rounds at the moment (Measles, Hand Foot and Mouth just to make a few) but it doesn’t make those 2am diarrhoea explosions any easier to cope with.

I had an epiphany, after walking to Aldi in the rain and soggy leaves, to get BB some fruit pouches. It’s the only thing he’ll eat when he’s poorly, and I’m beyond arguing with him — so we’ll fill his belly his way. My epiphany was groundbreaking for me, although I’m sure some other Mums I know have hit this and have reached the nirvana beyond.

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“I’m done trying with you!”

“I’m done trying with you!”

Lovely friend, While it was never my intention to isolate you let’s talk about this. You have children in high school, so this is probably locked away in a part of your brain that’s closed off to protect your sanity these days — I get […]

Taking some time out in the Autumn sunshine

Taking some time out in the Autumn sunshine

You know those weeks where you don’t get out of the house at all? Snarky, sickly babies and then catching the germs yourself means you become some sort of self-quarantined plague shut in. Couple that with Baby Button being a little too rambunctious for the […]

How to survive the snotty cold and flu season!

How to survive the snotty cold and flu season!

So we’ve been hit by some sort of snotty bug this week and while it’s no fun I’m glad I invested in some essentials at the start of the cold season.

Olbas Oil is a staple for me. Not just for the baby either – when I’m feeling congested I pop a few drops in an oil burner or a hot bath. For Baby Button, a few drops on a muslin which is either in his cot or tucked somewhere on his outfit is the best option as I don’t feel comfortable dabbing it on his clothes like I would for myself.

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