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Motherhood // How to stay sane with chicken pox in the house

We knew it was coming. As soon as those delightful bumps began to appear on Busby’s torso, we knew that it would be a fun few weeks. And we weren’t wrong; the pox has hit us once again. But this time we’re not in a luxury apartment overlooking Lake Windermere, next to a forest in the middle of nowhere. We’re at home. Back in our normal routine. Which, as I’m beginning to discover, makes for a very different pox experience. In fact, I’m wondering whether I  ...

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Motherhood // 7 things nobody tells you about having 2 children

My solstice children turn 4.5 years and 2 years old this week, and I don’t know whether to sob and bury my head into a tub of mini flapjacks, or a milk and soya free Thomas the Tank Engine birthday cake…? I actually can’t quite believe I’ve survived. It’s been an interesting couple of years: tough, exhausting, but also really rather awesome. When we decided to have a second baby, and consequently fell pregnant, I had an idealistic view of how life would be.  ...

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Reflux + CMPA // Why it’s absolutely normal to grieve

H-Bear turns two in just over two weeks time, and I have to admit that I’m only just starting to mentally process the first year of his life. I feel like I lost the Baby Days with him. That I was cheated out of them. That Silent Reflux stole them from me. I put up walls and blocked out memories to try and cope. To try and grasp some light in the wilderness. To try and convince myself that it wasn’t all bad. But, when all your baby does is scream 24/7. When you’re suffering  ...

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Motherhood // Sun tips from Green People

We swear by the Green People Children’s Sun Lotion as it’s ideal for sensitive skin. It’s absolutely perfect for H-Bear, as other suncreams bring him out in a rash on his face. Green People’s founder, Charlotte, has just released some top tips for keeping your children safe in the sun, so I thought I’d share them with you in the hope that the rest of half term might be a little bit warmer than it has been today! Top Sun Safety Tips

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Motherhood // Ideas for a Mum night in

Today’s hectic family lifestyle can be very demanding, and I find the need for a real break from being a mum arises fairly frequently. Going on a family holiday doesn’t always fit the bill because it’s often a case of ‘same stuff, different location’ and, although holidays are fun, they turn out to be fairly exhausting. Organising a dedicated girls’ night in, however, may provide just the right tonic for unwinding, having fun and truly relaxing. Here are a few ideas for a  ...

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