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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101 things to do with a child free morning…

“One morning a week child free! What will you do with yourself?…”

“There are literally 101 things I could do…”

No, really. I’ve spent the last couple of years daydreaming about them. more “101 things to do with a child free morning…”

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Goodbye Day care, hello Pre-school

Yep, just when you thought all the ‘starting school / pre school’ posts were done for another year, here’s a latecomer.

Our eldest, TG started her new pre school Wednesday last week. We were surprised it was so late in September so we had been counting down the days, to be honest. It’s  not because I’m a heartless mum who can’t stand being around her kids, but for a number of legitimate reasons…
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A nightmare called childcare

I can’t remember the exact time I started stressing over childcare issues, but it was probably shortly after the ‘stressing over wanting to be pregnant’ stage.

For a brand new mum, there is little more daunting than the prospect of leaving your child. Be it to return to work, for a much needed break or in an emergency situation.

Over the 3.5 years of parenting so far, we seem to have navigated through several different types of childcare. Poor T-G must feel dizzy on that roundabout of people taking care of her, although in hindsight, she’s probably a tougher little cookie for it. We also survived, so here’s some pros and cons of the different options we learnt along the way.
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