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June 2016

How To Stimulate A Three Month Old

As Number Two becomes more alert by what seems like the minute, a whole new set of challenges presents itself. He is no longer just eating, sleeping and pooing, he is awake for longer periods and more easily bored when he is. The teacher in me is desperate to stimulate him and whilst the earth…

One Day I Will Be A Superhuman…

I have a friend who says that in the next life she is coming back as a man, or failing that apparently she’ll be a cat. And it’s not about childbirth or periods or even housework that have brought her to that decision, but rather packing. A subject which having just moved I can more…

Small Things Make A Big Difference

It’s amazing how much difference the small things make. Number Two has (unlike Number One – who was accomplished from the moment she was born) really struggled to breastfeed. He’s always taken enough milk, and luckily I seem to have nipples of steel so have managed to escape without pain, but he still struggles to…

Our Tribe

Slowly but surely Number Two and I seem to be finding our tribe. Maternity leave brings with it the loss of your normal tribe. My normal tribe are at work doing normal things. And when they aren’t at work (being predominantly teachers) they are thinking about and talking about work. I meanwhile am trying to…

The Life Of A Second Baby

As I stood yesterday in the middle of a field for three hours for the second time this week I realised just how much Number Two has had to fit in with our lives. Number One as a baby was my world, everything revolved around her. When (admittedly rarely) she slept the whole house stood…

Baby a massage Is Not Our Thing

If there is one baby related activity I would really like to get to grips with, it’s baby massage. I love the idea, unfortunately though both my babies have had different ideas!!! Child Number One was a surgically attached velcro child, so I suppose it shouldn’t have come as a surprise to me that the…

The Dreaded Wobbly Bits

The problem with having a baby is that it involves being pregnant. And being pregnant, unless you a) have some kind of super duper metabolism or b) have willpower of iron means putting on weight. Somehow with child Number One, I thought that all of the extra cake and chocolate eating weight would just drop…