Our Thursday Photo #12

The weeks are going by incredibly quickly, with Lia growing by the day. She is now laughing (particularly when I pretend to sneeze), smiling all the time and constantly watching what’s going on around her. This has led me to start thinking about weaning.  The advice from health visitors at the moment is not to start introducing solids until 6 months. Personally, I breastfed Libby until she was 18 months old, and continue to do so occasionally even now so I totally appreciate the benefits of breast milk. That said, I don’t agree with the advice to put off the…

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Keeping a toddler occupied

As I mentioned in my last blog post, the summer holidays are a bit disruptive when it comes to keeping busy, even with preschoolers. That’s why I wanted to take part in the Britmums Summer Linky Challenge. Well, that and the fact that there were biscuits on offer! So more about the activities later, I’ve got to get my priorities right so first – biscuits!  The challenge was sponsored by McVities BN biscuits which, I have to admit to being a little addicted to. Last week, I was trying to be good because I’ve decided to try to lose the…

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Our Thursday Photo #11

Well, the summer holidays are here. Whilst my children are not old enough for school, the summer holidays still have a big effect even on pre-school children. Every week, we have our little routine that Libby enjoys. Mondays are a singing group, she goes to her nan’s on a Tuesday, Wednesdays are ballet, playgroup on a Thursday, nursery on Fridays and swimming Saturday. Sundays we tend to go out as a family. The structure that we have in place is ideal for Libby because she loves all of her activities. That said, it is even more ideal for me, since tiring…

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Our Thursday Photo #10

Yet again I’m posting this a day late, as we’ve had such a busy couple of days. As usual though, the photo was taken yesterday. This week, Lia has really started to interact with Libby, as she seems to recognise the voices of her dad and sister. She always smiles when she hears one of them and gives Libby lots of smiles when she comes over to say hello. I continue to feel guilty about the lack of attention that Lia gets, she spends a huge proportion of her day just watching the world go by. This shows in how absolutely…

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Our Thursday Photo #9

Erm… Yeah I know, it’s Friday again. But I took the photo yesterday and forgot to post it. I’m rubbish at weekly posts. It will be worth it in the end though to have a folder full of photos of the girls together as they grow up.My major achievement for this week was that I’ve managed to get out for a run two days in a row. With a breastfeeding baby, exercising was proving difficult so it has been great to get out there and do something. Libby is doing fabulously well at using the toilet now, and Lia is…

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Getting back out there

When I was pregnant with Libby, I distinctly remember chatting to a few friends about the fact that I was looking forward to going for a night out after I’d had her. I’m talking a big night out, Birmingham, Manchester, Cardiff, London, somewhere like that. Starting early, drinking all night until around 6 am and getting the first train home. Well needless to say, it’s now over two years later and I’m still waiting for my night out.  These days, my sights are set a little lower. For nearly three years, I have been either pregnant or breastfeeding without a…

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Work for all

Since I started working from home, I have been passionate about the entitlement of everyone to work in a job that they enjoy, and that fits in with their lifestyle.  For the majority of people, a nine to five job works just fine. For some of us though, office work just doesn’t fit with our skill set, lifestyle, family requirements or enjoyment of work. That’s where specialist job websites come in. There are a variety of websites that publish opportunities in specialist areas, such as the list of construction jobs uk provided by City Calling, where project work as well as long…

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