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    The Toddler Years – Not How I Planned It

    Hello again! Welcome to another edition of The Toddler Years. I’ve really enjoyed this series and this is going to be the penultimate one…. For now anyway. You can go back and read the previous ones by clicking HERE and following the links back. But anyway, today we have a post from Cici who blogs over at https://themostrewardinglife.com so go and check her out. Cici is a Mum to 4 but has 2 toddlers! She’s one brave and incredible lady in my eyes. Not How I Planned It It’s currently 6:25 am as I’m writing this. Not while you’re reading this I’m sure, though. Why am I up writing so early?…

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    The Toddler Years – Plastic Tat

    Welcome to another edition of the Toddler Years Series! If you haven’t read these posts before, where have you been? Don’t worry though, you can read the previous one here. This week’s post is written by the lovely Jo from A Rose Tinted World. She writes about parenting, lifestyle and sewing over at her blog http://www.arosetintedworld.co.uk. Go check her out! But that’s enough from me…. Plastic Tat I met one of my oldest friends last week who is also a toddler mum. Invariably, the conversation came around to the Christmas question. What were her two children getting (10 and nearly 4)? ‘Plastic Tat’ was the acidic response. Now, I wasn’t…

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    The Toddler Years – I Wrote A Post…. Forgot The Title

    So this week’s guest writer isn’t actually a blogger at all….. He’s my long suffering other half! Scott and I met nearly 5 years ago and though our darling toddler was sort of planned… He wasn’t meant to come along quite as soon as he did. You can find Scott on Twitter @Jackabyte if you want to mainly read Man United updates. So let’s read about The Toddler Years from Mr Bloggs himself…. I wrote a post…. Forgot the title Our delightful bundle of dictatorship is almost 3. Part of me is impressed I have successfully helped to raise a child this far; I was useless with Tamagotchis! The other…

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    The Toddler Years – What’s With All The W’s?

    We’re back again with the 3rd instalment of The Toddlers Years series and this week is a guest post from the fantastic Phil from the Parenting Phils. You can read the previous two Toddler Years posts here and here if you need to catch up. Phil is a stay at home Dad to twin boys and man, do I feel for him! I only have one terrorising me, I can’t imagine having 2! You can check out his and his best friend Philippa’s blog at http://parentingphils.co.uk/ Well that’s enough from me, let’s see what Phil has to say about life with toddler’s…. What’s With All The W’s? When Carly invited me…

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    The Toddler Years – An Open Letter To My Mini Dictator

    Hello again! Welcome back to my blog series – The Toddler Years. You can read the opening post to this series here to find out what it’s all about. Today I have a guest post from the amazing Shan from shanelliswilliams.com This incredible lady is powered by coffee beans and you should definitely go check out her story. She’s an amazing Mum and a fantastic human being. I don’t feel like I need to tell you any more, here’s Shan’s post. An Open Letter To My Mini Dictator Dear son, Take five. A little breather and a sit down. Just for a moment, stop what you’re doing, your toys don’t need to be…

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    The Toddler Years – A Series Of Tales And Tantrums

    Everyone says having a newborn is hard; sleep deprivation, feeding every 3 hours…. These people have not had a toddler yet! Yes ok, doing night feeds takes its toll, for some it lasts ages, for others it takes a couple of months. But babies do nothing! They eat, they sleep, they shit… Repeat for 24 hours. Toddler parents are a whole different level of tired. A lucky few will have a toddler that sleeps through every night but this does not mean the parent is any less tired. Have you ever wanted to go to bed at 7pm because you’re mentally exhausted? Have you ever drunk that much caffeine you’ve…

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    Summer Holiday Fun

    It’s been a while since I’ve done a post in Kiddies, mainly because we never really get up to anything overly interesting but it’s the summer so I thought I’d better make some Summer Holiday Fun! Last week I had the week off work which was lovely but it is hard to keep 2 kids of completely different ages entertained on a budget. So here’s a little diary of what we’ve been up to. Monday was rainy and windy (a typical start to the summer holidays!) so we had a day at home and watched a film (The Greatest Showman to be exact). Tuesday, we couldn’t quite decide what to…

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    The day the carrot came to town…..

    The carrot came to town? Yes, I do mean literally…. Here’s a little story about my day and my son’s new best friend. This morning while I was prepping dinner and getting everything in the slow cooker, little man decided to steal a carrot from the cupboard and took it off to the lounge with him. My desperate attempts to retrieve the carrot were met by the typical toddler response of “NO! Mine!” while hugging it. I tried to tempt him with a smaller one but to no avail. He was happy with his carrot, one of the biggest from the bag. He’s not feeling too well as he’s full…

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    Feeding The Small Humans

    Once upon a time, well, a couple of years ago, I would have said my then 8 year old was a fussy eater. She would only eat things in breadcrumbs or other plain and boring, beige food. She would eat spaghetti bolognese every so often but it would be pot luck if she ate either the pasta or the bolognese as she never seemed to like both parts at any one time. 

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    Little Man’s #OOTD – My Rocking Kids

    I have 2 children, a girl aged 10 and a boy aged 1. I still have a small influence over what my daughter wears and she has a very similar taste in clothes to me anyway. But with my mini man, I get to put him in whatever I like and he has no choice! Mwahaha (evil mum laugh). I love anything a little alternative, as I am myself, so one of my favourite outfits of his at the moment is this-

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