When I was pregnant with Libby, my morning sickness consisted of being sick every morning, after which I felt pretty much ok for the rest of the day. This time I unfortunately haven’t been so lucky.  I knew my morning sickness was going to be worse this time when I felt ill really early on in the pregnancy, probably at about 5 weeks. I was feeling nauseous all the time and being sick at random times during the day, which made looking after a 16 month old (and associated nappy changing) a total nightmare.  I was lucky enough to be…

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Before launching into the purpose of this post I feel it right to tell you that I very nearly made a disastrous start to it. I spent about 5 minutes pondering the title and then entered the words “Bum health through the generations.” Thanks for reading. Anyway, take two…  When I was a child, my mum always drummed into me the importance of looking after both my teeth and my gums. The reason for this was because of the terrible problems she has suffered throughout her life, caused by gum disease. Luckily for me, her experience has meant that I have…

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My blog is named Plutonium Sox after my two dogs, Pluto and Soxa. Whilst both dogs have their own personalities, Soxa is what can only be described as “a character”.    Soxa is a bit of a hypochondriac and the vets all know her by name. Possibly because they remember the time when the usual dog head collars wouldn’t stop her from pulling out the stitches in her tail and they had to put a bucket on her head…      A bucket isn’t the only ridiculous thing Soxa has been subjected to wearing. After falling out of our kayak…

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Last month, I put a link-up post on my blog for newbies like me to find new blogs to read and hopefully make some friends and pick up new followers along the way. The link-up was really successful but I realised I’d made a bit of a mistake with it. You see, it wasn’t just new bloggers who wanted to join in. A few more experienced bloggers contacted me to say that they’d love to link up. So this time, there are no rules. Just sit back, relax and link up your blog! It’s up to you whether you link…

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It’s not often I write a post about Libby and her recent developments but this weekend she’s had a bit of an achievement that came at just the right time!  Last week, I was lucky enough to interview double Olympic champion Rebecca Adlington. We chatted about how important swimming is for children and what a sense of achievement it is for them when they manage to swim alone. Well needless to say at just under 16 months old, Libby isn’t swimming on her own yet, but I think Rebecca’s influence must have rubbed off on Libby because her swimming came…

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