Am I Helicopter Parenting or Am I Just a Very Involved Parent?

We all know by now that helicopter parenting isn’t the best thing to do for the development of your children. Constantly hovering over them and dictating their choices is hardly going to set them up for independence in later life. But where does helicopter parenting actually start? And is there a difference between helicopter parenting and simply wanting to spend lots of time with your child? Spoiler alert: I don’t have the answer. I never really do. Am I a Helicopter Parent or Am I Just a Very Involved Parent? I’m currently 18 months into my journey as a parent. To…

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5 Things I Absolutely LOVE About Breastfeeding a Toddler

Breastfeeding a toddler is a little bit different to breastfeeding a baby. Don’t get me wrong, you don’t have to deal with the early day struggles of establishing a latch, or having to cluster feed on a daily basis. But that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have its own downfalls. So I’m stealing the blog away from my husband once again, and I’m giving you 5 things I absolutely LOVE about breastfeeding a toddler. Warning, this post contains sarcasm. 5 Things I Absolutely LOVE About Breastfeeding a Toddler 1. Having my nipples chewed to pieces One thing I absolutely love about…

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5 Ways to Make Nappy Changes Easier That Probably Won’t Work

If there’s one thing I miss about having a newborn baby it’s the nappy changes. Changing a toddler is a bastard nightmare. The kicking, screaming, smacking and overall desire to get off the table by any means necessary makes the whole process a apprehensive nightmare. But perhaps there are things you can try to make it easier. So I have some suggestions for you. A few little tricks up my sleeve. Don’t get me wrong, none of them are going to work, but will at least give you something to do to look like you’re trying. 5 Ways to Help Make…

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5 Things I Absolutely LOVE About Having a Toddler

I absolutely LOVE having a toddler. They’re mischievous, evil little shits that are as defiant as they are deadly. They’re usually delicately poised on the edge of an emotional meltdown and they have an innate desire to suck away every inch of your soul. It’s a lovely experience. Owning a toddler is one of the greatest gifts that life can give you. So I’m going to be as sarcastic honest as humanly possible and talk about 5 things I absolutely LOVE about having a toddler! 5 Things I Absolutely LOVE About Having a Toddler 1. The Complete Lack of Personal Boundaries…

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Dad Diaries #2 – A Week Away at Burnham-on-Sea

This week we’ve been on a little family getaway to the Somerset sea town of Burnham-on-Sea at the Haven resort. If you follow me in all the usual places then you probably already knew that. But I wasn’t really that active this past week. I think every now and then it’s nice to scale back on social media and take a little bit of a break. And getting away gives you a great chance to do that. Almost Having an Absolute Nightmare I’ve made the odd parenting mistake in my time since having Isabelle – Rachel makes the point that…

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