7 tips to take great photos of toddlers and pre-school children

It was WC Fields who’s famously been credited with the maxim ‘Never work with children or animals’. As far as small children are concerned, taking great photos can certainly be a challenge. They won’t do as they’re told, they won’t stand still and pose for the camera, and they’re prone to messing about and pulling silly faces when you least want them to. So, what do you do to get those cute kiddie shots that everyone can coo over? more “7 tips to take great photos of toddlers and pre-school children”

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High Five to the honest Mum blogs #solidaritea

There was an article this week on some newspaper or other that gave parenting bloggers a right old bashing. Bloggers, who, like me like to keep it real when reporting the daily (and nightly) grind of being a Mum. more “High Five to the honest Mum blogs #solidaritea”

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Flying Solo

There comes a point in most of our lives as parents, when we have to go it alone for a period of time. I’m talking about whether for business or pleasure, when you’re left keeping the home fires burning while your other half is away from home. more “Flying Solo”

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Managing Child Behaviour; well, trying to anyway

A few weeks back I published a post featuring some insightful lessons on positive parenting that I was desperately clinging to after a tough few weeks with our two year olds behaviour. Our five year old also had developed a new found attitude at school that was making me feel like the child, not the parent. more “Managing Child Behaviour; well, trying to anyway”

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Swimming lesson hacks for parents of small people

When it comes to swimming lessons, we have been rolling with the punches for a while now. I can’t lie, it’s not my highlight of the week for sure…BUT I’m sticking with it for the clear benefits I’ve seen in just one school year of regular swimming lessons. more “Swimming lesson hacks for parents of small people”

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Nursery; When things don’t go to plan

Towards the end of 2016 we made a decision to put our two year old daughter into a private day nursery for one morning a week. The reasons for doing this were agonised over; the pro’s and cons drawn out in my mind over many a sleepless night and the questioning if it was the right thing for her, for me, for us as a family. more “Nursery; When things don’t go to plan”

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LiteCup Review

Our daughters bedtime rituals are a heavily choreographed affair involving a selection of refreshments and light shows that would give the Disney fireworks spectaculars a run for their money. Cups of specific colours, glowing clocks to switch over to night mode, star displays and colour changing animals. It’ all going off. And on. And off. And on…AGAIN. more “LiteCup Review”

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GUEST POST: 4 Benefits of always apologising to your children

Like every other human being on this planet, even mothers sometimes screw up. Every parent always finds themselves striving to do right by their children and that means that sometimes you may find it hard to gather the courage to apologise to your children when you make mistakes. more “GUEST POST: 4 Benefits of always apologising to your children”

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Wanting a baby

“So, are you done?”. “Do you think you’ll have any more?”. “Would you like to try for a boy?”. more “Wanting a baby”

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How to survive (and enjoy) the school holidays

Since embarking on the world of term time / school holidays I have had a mixed bag when it comes to enjoying the weeks off school. There’s such a build up, with everyone asking “Got much planned?” from about 6 weeks before, yes, the end of the last set of holidays. more “How to survive (and enjoy) the school holidays”

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