The Potty Diaries -Take 2

I was adamant that I wouldn’t potty train Bow until he was nearly 3. I started potty training Bob when she was 2 and 3 months but it was very stressful and I think that is because I tried to do it too soon. I have many friends who waited until their children were nearly 3 and they all seemed to get it within a week. Recently Bow has been wanting his nappy changing every time he does a little [click here to read on]

 Posted by Charlotte on April 17, 2018 Being a Mother No Responses »
Mar 202018
 
Party Time Again

Bob has had an amazing party every year. We always have a theme, so far we have had parties with the following themes; Teddy Bears Picnic, Clowns, Woodland Fairies, Disney Princesses, Under The Sea and Trolls (which I have yet to write about as I am still getting over the craziness).The Trolls Party was quite manic as I think we invited too many people. This year, as she has changed schools, her guest list has grown! I have been panicking [click here to read on]

 Posted by Charlotte on March 20, 2018 Being a Mother No Responses »
 
The Benefits Of Taking Your Baby To Swimming Lessons

Credit: Microgen/Shutterstock Worryingly, drowning is the third-biggest cause of accidental death among young children under the age of 5 in the UK. It can be easily prevented by taking your child to swimming lessons from an early age, which helps to build up water confidence – some lessons even start as early as four weeks after your child is born. Beyond the safety factor, there are many other benefits of taking your baby to swimming lessons, especially if you decide [click here to read on]

 Posted by Charlotte on February 14, 2018 Being a Mother No Responses »
 
Giving Your Child The Best Birthday, Even When Money Is Tight

All young children and toddlers deserve birthdays they are never going to forget. Your children are only little for a few years, and so it’s essential you make the most of that time together. Of course, unemployment rates are high these days, and so many parents struggle for money. With that in mind, there are some ideas below that will ensure a lack of cash doesn’t cause too many problems. Bake the cake yourself We all know how expensive birthday [click here to read on]

 Posted by Charlotte on February 14, 2018 Being a Mother No Responses »
 

Renting is a good option, and for those of us trying to get on the property ladder – if living with our parents isn’t an option – it’s the only choice we have until we finally scrape together that fabled deposit.  Renting a property can be exciting at first, and wonderful when you move your things in for the first time. But it can be difficult to make a rented property feel like a home – especially when you have [click here to read on]

 Posted by Charlotte on January 8, 2018 Being a Mother No Responses »
 
How Does a Lack of Sleep Affect Your Mind and Health

I have spent the last 6 years in a sleep deprived haze! (Thanks Bob & Bow!) I know it will get better over time and I am getting more sleep than I was so I feel like I am seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.  For many people, sleep deprivation is a problem that won’t go away once their children start sleeping. If this is you, I feel for you! Not getting enough sleep is awful and [click here to read on]

 Posted by Charlotte on December 13, 2017 Being a Mother No Responses »
 
I Believe In Fairies

A few months ago I set up a little online shop selling fairy and unicorn things. I have wanted to do this for a while but I wasn’t sure where to start. I wanted to sell something that I loved and I also wanted to include some things that I made.  After a day out on a Woodland Fairy walk at Studfold Trails I knew what my shop would be! I love crafting and I had made a little fairy [click here to read on]

 Posted by Charlotte on December 13, 2017 Being a Mother No Responses »