World Breastfeeding Week: My Breastfeeding Journey

August 7, 2019

World Breastfeeding Week comes to an end today, but I didn’t feel that I could let it pass without sharing my own breastfeeding journey. My feeding journey with my eldest daughter, M, wasn’t an easy one. I found breastfeeding difficult, had a crisis of confidence and ended up exclusively expressing for her for almost eight months, before switching to formula. Before B was born, I…

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Living Arrows 31/52 {2019}

August 5, 2019

Every week I join in with Living Arrows, a blog linky run by Donna at What the Redhead Said. The name Living Arrows comes from a poem by Kahlil Gibran; “You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth”, and each Monday I share a photo of M, and one of B, and a bit about what we’ve been up…

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Dippy’s Birthday Week at Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure {AD – press tickets}

August 2, 2019

Yesterday we were invited to Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure in Norfolk, to join in with Dippy the Dinosaur’s birthday celebrations, which run until Sunday 4th August. We were gifted the tickets for our visit yesterday, but we have previously paid to visit the park and it is somewhere that M loves to visit. She’s also a big Dippy fan (she even has a Dippy cuddly toy!)…

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Visiting Africa Alive with Toddlers

July 31, 2019

On Monday we visited Africa Alive near Lowestoft, Suffolk for the first time, so I thought I’d share our experiences and write a little review about our trip with two toddlers in tow. We paid for our tickets ourselves, although we did get them half price because at the time of visiting, we had Roarrr Dinosaur Adventure passes. It takes around 45 minutes to get…

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Living Arrows 30/52 {2019}

July 29, 2019

Every week I join in with Living Arrows, a blog linky run by Donna at What the Redhead Said. The name Living Arrows comes from a poem by Kahlil Gibran; “You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth”, and each Monday I share a photo of M, and one of B, and a bit about what we’ve been up…

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Pondering Playtime // Flower Ice Tuff Spot

July 26, 2019

Welcome back to Pondering Playtime, my fortnightly series where I share a fun play and learning activity. This week, I set up a cooling flower ice activity in the tuff spot after seeing this Instagram post by Leslie, at Messy Blog UK. Flower Ice Tuff Spot – Set Up Leslie has kindly given me permission to use her Instagram post to illustrate how to prepare…

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Reflecting on M’s first term at Preschool

July 24, 2019

I’ve been seeing lots of posts around, from people whose children have finished the school year and are moving from nursery to ‘big’ school, or from infants to juniors. It’s M’s last day of term at preschool today, too, but I must admit I hadn’t really thought anything of it, as she’ll be carrying on there for her ‘official’ preschool year in September. M has…

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Hi, I’m Jules. I’m a 30-something teacher, currently at home being mum to M, two, and baby B.

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