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Day 25: Baby & Mama Flying Solo

Today is the second time I've flown solo with my son. Last time he was 10 months old; now, he is just approaching 14 months. The feature picture is him playing in the airport lounge before we boarded on our last trip. Shortly after this picture was taken, I took my eyes off him for… Continue reading Day 25: Baby & Mama Flying Solo

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Day 24: England Eve

It's here! We leave for England tomorrow morning! Our bags are packed, there are only 12 days of advent calendar doors to open, and we're ready to eat mince pies until we're bursting! I think everything my son and I own is in my suitcase. Despite this fact, it's less important what's in the suitcase… Continue reading Day 24: England Eve

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Day 22: We Can and We Shall

There are days when life is busy; when every time we tick something off the 'to do' list three more tasks magically appear. When tomorrow becomes more important than today; when we forget that every moment matters. On those days, we stop noticing. These are the days when tension rises with every thought; when stress… Continue reading Day 22: We Can and We Shall

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Day 20: Spiced Carrot Christmas Cookies

With tales of Christmas indulgence just around the corner, but my sweet tooth ever present, today I baked some 'healthy' sweet treats. Baking is another of my loves in life, but lately, I don't seem to find the time. When I was pregnant, you couldn't get the spatula out of my hand and, before my… Continue reading Day 20: Spiced Carrot Christmas Cookies

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Day 19: The Miracles of Childhood Development

For those of you who were expecting to see the next installment of last night's story, I'll write it soon. As that style of writing is unfamiliar to me, it took a lot of effort to construct. Today I'm back to writing what I know and love; tales of life. Plus, I'm dying to watch… Continue reading Day 19: The Miracles of Childhood Development

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Day 16: Clothes Shopping Without the Effort

Since my post on guilty pleasures, a few people have asked me about my Stitch Fix subscription; here's the low down. I'm no fashionista and I hate clothes shopping; more often than not, it's just another thing on my to-do list. I never know what to buy and when I do I always seem to… Continue reading Day 16: Clothes Shopping Without the Effort

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Day 14: Sausages and Tea Towels

Between games of 'how-many-times-can-I-throw-my-spoon-on-the-floor-before-mummy-tears-every-hair-out-of-her-own-head', to managing my son's latest dance move, 'the sausage' - an ingenious position where he contorts his arms straight up into the air making himself as slippery as possible so that when I pick him up he slides through my hands like, well, a sausage - it's been a somewhat colourful… Continue reading Day 14: Sausages and Tea Towels

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Day 10: Feeding the Monster

My friend recently wrote an article¬†about the quality of children's food available at restaurants. She describes her experiences of limited, unhealthy choices and being served overcooked food, often to the point that it's inedible. As I read her story and based on my experiences of eating out with my 13-month old son thus far, I… Continue reading Day 10: Feeding the Monster

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Day 9: Connecticut Gems

Connecticut is one of those states that when you tell people about it they look at you blankly because they've never heard of it and have no idea where it is. They know New York state, for obvious reasons, and they've often heard of Massachusetts because they know Boston, but Connecticut is usually the forgotten… Continue reading Day 9: Connecticut Gems