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April showers and Muddy Puddles

Muddy Puddles raincoat and boots review

Can we just take a second to talk about the weather please? Snow, in April? May is just around the corner. I don’t want to be one of those weather-obsessed people, although clearly I am, but brrr,

Bubbles and Muddy Puddles review

Yesterday we were feeling a bit stir crazy from being cooped up in the house all afternoon, not helped by us being confined to one room due to the building work, so we bundled up and went outside for some fresh air. Continue reading April showers and Muddy Puddles


When your 18-month-old *doesn’t* sleep through the night

No rest for the with kid tshirt

I know, I know, I talk about sleep a lot, and it’s probably quite boring, and everyone’s tired as a parent and everyone’s tired, but it’s such a big thing when you’re a parent, because it’s such a big thing. When you’re a new parent sleep is rarer than rubies and more hunted than the Loch Ness Monster. If there was some kind of sleep eBay it would be the most highly-trafficked site online, after Google (and all of the millions of desperate 3am ‘why is my baby awake?’ searches). Continue reading When your 18-month-old *doesn’t* sleep through the night


Shhh! The secrets of the nursery day…

Many, many cups of tea

Just want to start out by saying I love my amazing children more than life itself, but sometimes having a break is great, isn’t it? Motherhood can be ever-so-slightly full-on when you’re ‘on’ from the crack of dawn – and throughout most of the night – and during the waking hours you’re everything, from a human climbing frame to a moral compass and a literal sounding board, but mainly a moving surface for stickers, all at full speed…it can be on the tiring side. Continue reading Shhh! The secrets of the nursery day…