When you think about it Halloween is kind of strange. This year was particularly strange because we weren’t sure what the protocol for trick or treating in a pandemic was.
I haven’t done a post like this for ages, but back when I was on maternity leave I really enjoyed recording the changing likes and dislikes of my baby, which gave a real insight into her developing character. Last post… https://wanderingpram.wordpress.com/2019/01/11/likes-and-dislikes-of-an-11-month-old/ Back then I had to pretty much guess what she liked from a smile… Read More Likes and dislikes of a 2.5 year old
I’m not great at negotiating, I tend to feel bad asking outright what I want and shy away from difficult conversations. This isn’t a problem toddlers have! So I’ve been watching my two year old’s strategies and here is how to negotiate like a toddler…. Tip 1 – Ask for something more outrageous than the… Read More Negotiating like a toddler
Ever since I returned to work after maternity leave I have dreamt of how great it would be to work from home. I pictured myself in a perfectly styled home office, eating healthy lunches and then picking my daughter up from creche 5 minutes after finishing work with plenty of time to play in the… Read More Working from home
Sofa shopping with a toddler is fun, if you like an adrenalin rush as they run off down the aisles to climb on a coffee table. I’d never realised how many glass and marble tables there are artfully arranged with breakable vases in furniture shops until now. My little girl wanted to climb on everything,… Read More New sofa for jumping
A lot of people are trying to cut down on disposable plastics, but we recently had a stark reminder why disposable and convenient isn’t always a good thing. We had nipped in to a Starbucks for lunch and got a couple of cheese toasties for the adults. I was prepared (for once) and my little… Read More Plastic mum fail
I never realised Wheels on the Bus could be such a controversial song until it became my toddlers favourite sing a long song. For those that don’t know it the song has a catchy tune and follows the simple repetive formula… The wheels on the bus go round and round, round and round, round and… Read More What’s on the bus?
The first hair cut for a little girl is a pretty special moment for her proud mama, and it is also important that it is a good experience so she isn’t put off going again. My sister-in-law tells a great story (her funny delivery is brilliant) of anticipating that first hair cut, only to find… Read More First hair cut
I’ve just had a long weekend off work, and putting my daughter back into creche after I was a mixture of emotions. I spent the commute thinking about the bad things that had happened that morning and feeling like not the world’s best mum. But one of the reasons I started this blog was to… Read More The good the bad and the ugly (of a parenting weekend)
I am lucky to live near the beach so it is one of my favourite places to explore with my toddler. There are so many new sights and sounds, and walking on uneven surfaces is great practice. However I have learnt the hard way from experience that it isn’t an easy place to be, so… Read More 8 Rookie Mistakes to Avoid Taking a Toddler to the Beach