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The Top 7 Rivals of my Sleeping Toddler:


If you’re a parent, you will know that nap times are the holy grail of a parent’s sanity. It is a time, whether it be an hour or four, when you can function as an individual in whatever way you wish. Just imagine! A truly treasured time, which can be short lived if any of these rivals decide to show…

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I am a Henna Addict.


I have had a love affair with Henna since as long as I can remember. Henna, or Mhendi, is a gorgeous natural paste that allows us ladies to adorn ourselves with temporary tattoos, ones that are artistically imprinted on the skin with swirls and petal shaped motifs. What’s not to love about that?!

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Is my Baby now a Toddler?


But he’s my baby. He always will be. Baby Z is a year and 2 months old. That’s 14 months! He has been walking since he was 11 months old. However, social norm states that since he is now “toddling” or walking, he should be referred to as a toddler. Just as a child is referred to as a teenager…

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8 things to do when Mummy is ill…


When your Mummy is feeling ill, follow the protocol below. 1) Wake up bright and early. You let her have a lie in yesterday, didn’t you? Also, maybe sleep at about 9 am, just to wake up 10 minutes later, with tears galore. That will really mess with her head. 2) When Mummy has her head in a plastic bag,…

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The Dreaded Vaccinations…


Earlier this week Baby Z had his one year doctor check-up, along with his vaccinations jabs. Oh how I hate the dreadful vaccinations, even though I know they are for Baby Z’s protection. I really hate seeing him poked and poorly. As far as I have understood from British birthing groups, parents have a choice as to whether they would…

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How to avoid the Air Kiss Dilemma…


Air Kiss greetings are just the WORST! I can grab a hand and shake it, high five, hug or even fist bump, but I just can not fathom air kisses! The reason being because I can never successfully pull it off! EVER! There are so many unwritten rules, each of them different to every culture and it’s enough to want…

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Teething Hell… 


This blog wouldn’t be perfect without posting about the bad moments in my life too. Life isn’t always full of chocolates and smiling babies, especially when you are a mother and your baby has to go through the natural HORRIFIC process of teething!

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