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Silly things parents have done whilst sleep deprived

Sleep deprivation is one of the most inescapable consequences of having children and it can make you do the most bizarre things! I’ve found myself pouring diet coke on my cereal in the morning, wearing clothes inside out, squeezing baby lotion into the bath and adding more because it wasn’t very bubbly. Not getting enough …

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7 Simple Steps to Save Money on New Baby Expenses – Budget Friendly Tips

Just a quick Google on how much it costs to have a baby is enough to make your eyes water! It’s inevitable that there’ll be costs incurred when you have a baby, but are they really THAT expensive? According to research: “The average middle-income family will spend roughly $12,000 on child-related expenses in their baby’s …

Most common breastfeeding problems

The Most Common Breastfeeding Problems and Solutions

Breastfeeding might be a natural thing, but that doesn’t mean it always comes naturally, or doesn’t have its challenges. When I had my first baby, I never expected it to be difficult, I assumed babies just knew what they were doing, and my body would just do its thing, like it was supposed to! When …

Misadventures in parenting_ bedtime

What parenting really looks like – misadventures at bedtime

Picture the scene. It’s bedtime. After nicely putting their own pyjamas on, the biggest child brushes her own teeth while Mummy helps the second biggest with hers. The baby sits on the floor playing quietly with a toy. Then Mummy pops the baby on her lap and sits on the bed; a child either side …