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Easter Hunt: Ideas For Hiding Chocolate From Your Kids

Why should children have all the fun at Easter? We hide the chocolate from them, then we help them find it and let them eat it all. What we should be doing is just hiding the chocolate. Then we can eat it when they aren't looking. But the trouble is - where to hide it …

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Turning The Clocks Back – Savour Time

"When I grow up", has become a common theme of conversation in our household. My daughter only turned two in October, but she has long been talking about the things she will be able to do when she is three. "I'm going to be three", she tells strangers on the bus. "I am not a …

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Do You Want To Use The Potty? A Toilet Training Parody

As previously discussed the thought of emptying the bladder has been weighing on my mind a lot of late. Here is a little ditty my daughter and I started to compose during those endless minutes sitting on the potty, waiting for something to happen. Sung to the tune of Frozen's Do You Want To Build …

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Going Potty – The Truth About Toilet Training

Now I understand why the word 'potty' is also used to mean mad. Five days in, potty training has driven me totally bonkers. My real problems was, I expected it to be fairly straightforward. Now I realise that I have fallen foul of an enormous conspiracy. Those casual posts I read that said, "Stay in …

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Feeling Broody? 9 Cures Without Conception

Cluck, cluck, cluck. It's that yearning you get when your baby is not really a baby anymore. You are struck by unexpected pangs of longing to have a tiny, helpless creature to snuggle up to. You find yourself wistfully wondering when your youngest suddenly got so big, and gaze enviously at other people's newborns. But …

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Cruel To Be Kind – Treating Conjuctivitis In Kids

This week my daughter contracted a nasty case of conjunctivitis. She woke up crying, "My eyes! My eyes!" Her eyelids glued together with a crust of luminous mucus. Once bathed with cotton wool, she squinted out of red, swollen sockets which oozed with green gunk. It was horrible to see her in pain. But even …

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