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Setting Up A Mud Kitchen On A Budget

Since we moved into our house last summer, I’ve wanted to set up a mud kitchen for Bee. We have a typical terraced house yard, with wall-to-wall Yorkshire stone slabs, not an inch of soil or grass anywhere. But still,…

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What The NHS Didn’t Tell Me About Birth

*This was a very difficult post to write. I wasn’t sure what angle to come in at, or even if I should publish it. But Bee’s birth story has been niggling away at me, and nothing much about the feelings…

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Natural Conception After IVF – What We Changed

I didn’t believe we could conceive a child naturally. Science had proven that we needed help. I’d heard stories of natural conception after IVF, but that wouldn’t be us. It just wasn’t possible. Until it was.     We had…

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We Have A Little Secret…

I’ve been super quiet of late, on my blog, on social media, and in real life. Part of it’s my usual seasonal hibernation and recharge. But this Winter, there’s been something a little more. I’ve been keeping a secret. We’ve…

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Random Acts Of Kindness for Advent

It’s only a week until the official countdown begins. And if like me, you’re looking for something a little less commercial and heap more heart-warming this Advent, then you’re in the right place. This year, we’re challenging ourselves to 24…

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Maileg Pixy House Hack On A Budget

Last Advent I fell in love with the Maileg Pixy House. It was the Advent calendar of my dreams – but way out of my price range. This year, I was determined to figure out a Maileg Pixy House Hack.…

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5 Advent Traditions To Try This Christmas

I think I love Advent more than Christmas itself. Preparing the house, buying special food, and choosing gifts for family and friends. The anticipation is so magical. We have a some advent traditions, but this year, as Bee understands a…

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13 Mama Merch Makers To Lust Over

For a long time after Bee was born I eschewed Mama Merch. Not because I don’t like it. In fact, I found myself drawn to it over and over.   Mama Merch made me feel guilty.   Guilty for having…

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And Then We Were One

October is my favourite month. It holds a special astrological significance for me. I like to think of October as my auspicious month. It has brought me many good things.     Dan and I began our relationship on a…

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How Much Is Your Child’s Life Worth?

How much is your child’s life worth? £6,000? £18,000? £30,000. A lifetime of debt? Bankruptcy? If your child was kidnapped, how much would you pay to get them back?   How can you put a price on the life of…

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Positive Discipline Course Review – Attachment Parenting UK

What feels like many moons ago now, I started Attachment Parenting UK’s Positive Discipline Course. Bee was fast approaching 2 years old, and I could sense her burgeoning independence and strong will. It was time to do a bit of…

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When The Children Go Back To School

When the children go back to school we will stand in the play area and breathe. Hold out our arms and spin. We will run as fast as we can, with no shoes on. Climb up the slide and lie…

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