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Motherhood // Bepanthen… not just for bottoms!

Which products do you swear by as a parent? My list includes baby wipes (which I use for everything!), Ewan the Dream Sheep, and Bepanthen. If you’ve never heard of Bepanthen Nappy Care Ointment before then you’re probably wondering why it’s on my list. (But if you have heard of it – and used it – then you’ll know why!) Bepanthen is an ointment containing pro-vitamin B5. Pro-vitamin B5 is a magical ingredient, which gently aids natural skin recovery  ...

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Motherhood // The Importance of a Good Night’s Sleep

Remember those days long before parenting, when you’d be dreaming of a Saturday morning lie-in while making your Monday morning coffee? Well, those days are long gone. For me, lazy Saturdays are a thing of the past, especially when my children want to pretend I’m a bouncy castle at 5am. So, while you can no longer rely on the weekends to catch up on some much needed shuteye, it’s especially important that you get a good night’s sleep when you can.

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Motherhood // Third baby, or no third baby?

I am being consumed by the overwhelming urge to procreate again. For the final time. And, for the past few months, I have internally debated with myself on a daily basis as to whether I truly want a third child. Whether it would be the right decision for our family. Whether I could mentally deal with the perinatal depression again. The increase in my anxiety again. The postnatal depression. Again.

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Poem // The School Christmas Fair

You’re tired and cranky; It’s Friday afternoon. You want to go home, And not a minute too soon. But it’s the School Christmas Fair, You really should attend, To show your support, With lots of 50ps to spend. The kids are excited, As you wait outside in line, But your mind is elsewhere, Dreaming of post-bedtime wine.

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Motherhood // The Sound of Happy

What sounds make your little person laugh? For H-Bear, it’s Busby shouting “Come here you stinky scoundrel!” and chasing him around the house. It’s pushing the bedroom door open, me saying “Good morning little bear” and cuddles and kisses first thing. It’s the sound of the front door opening when Nick arrives home from work… the sprinting into his arms and laughing at tummy raspberries. From such a poorly, sad baby, H-Bear has transformed into  ...

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