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Party Planning for Novices

Having just held a small party for my ‘now 4-year-old’, I wanted to share a few tips with those of you who are new to party planning for kids, or perhaps not-so-new, but just feeling daunted by the prospect.  Rest assured, you CAN do it…thanks to the amazing help of Pinterest.com…I mean, what did we do before it?!  I guess we read magazines to glean
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Transforming My Fussy Eater…

…a little mouthful at a time! Before I had a child of my own, I always swore I wouldn’t tolerate a fussy eater.  Having been brought up to eat everything (or just about!), I guess you could say I was totally unprepared for the picky eater that is my daughter and how best to deal with her!!  Despite being introduced to a variety of
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Dealing with Impossible Behaviour

I’m sure I’m not the only one who has days like I did today, although it’s sometimes easy to feel alone.  My incredibly strong-willed ‘almost 3-year old’ is ‘going through a phase’ (that phrase that more experienced parents love to wave about!) of testing her boundaries.  I thought I knew what tantrums looked like and how to deal with them until now…suffice to say
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Almost Online Shopping!

As I’m sure you’ll identify, my time is really precious as a ‘part-time working mum’, so I was delighted to discover that Village Spar offers an ‘almost online shopping’ option whereby customers can email their shopping orders to a dedicated address (village.orders@sparcorpretail.com) and they will do your grocery shopping for you to collect.  All you have to do is put it through the till
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Potty Training : Highs and Lows!

Although I’d been advised against potty training until my toddler told me she didn’t want to wear a nappy anymore, I decided to give it a bash one Saturday morning…seven weeks ago and counting!  I can’t say how much quicker the process would have been if I’d waited…I only know I felt strongly encouraged (!) having attended one of our Toddler Group meet-ups and
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Surviving Time Apart!

I was recently required to travel overseas to attend a training course.  Needless to say, I was torn between sheer excitement at the prospect of having a break and on the other hand, anxiety about leaving my dear one, even though I knew I would leave her in the most competent hands. Well, as you might have gathered, I survived!  I guess I considered
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Strength in Troubled Times

As a Christian mum, I feel blessed to have a relationship with the Lord, who genuinely is my only source of strength at times, and invariably my only peace in the storms of life. You will all know that feeling of finally resting your head on your pillow at the end of a long and tiring day, only to hear your little one begin
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Holiday Playgroup!

Phew…we’re almost at the end of six weeks of school holidays!  I feel guilty saying it, but I don’t think I’ve EVER looked forward to ‘going back to school’ before… Having recently returned to work, albeit in a part-time capacity (!), I was utterly daunted at the prospect of the long break.  I didn’t want to leave my 2-year old at home with the
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Diamonds in the Rough

I just have to share with you my sheer joy after a ‘good’ day!  Having been battling another cold for the past 10 days or so,, my little girl of 2 and 3 months just hasn’t been herself, although I was beginning to wonder if I’d just imagined there being ‘good’ days and recent behaviour was in fact the new ‘normal’!! Today, however, was one
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Mealtime Battles

I never thought I’d be the one to have a child who is a ‘fussy-eater’…  If you know me, you’ll be familiar with my lack of tolerance with such.  So perhaps this is just one of the ways in which God is trying to humble me. Almost prophetic in his advice, the paediatrician’s words of wisdom from over a year ago seem to echo
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