Guest Post -What you really need in your hospital bag!

I’m delighted to be able to share with you my first ever collaboration and guest post by the lovely Lucy at miss_mummy_life   (blog link here). She’s done a fabulous post giving out much needed advice for mums-to-be about What you really need in your hospital bag!

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Baby, Mummy and The Blog – Seven month update

Time for another monthly round up… and it’s been a month of great highs and massive lows.

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Chicken Pox: The Survival Kit

I’m writing this on day five of our chicken pox ordeal (and I mean ORDEAL!) We’re just beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel thanks to some bear essentials- cue The Survival Kit.

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Surviving without sleep

(This post first appeared on www.meetothermums.com)

I was a lover of sleep.

It had to be dark, not even a slight crack in the curtains.

It had to be silent, no ticking clocks or traffic noises.

It had to be flat out on my stomach in full starfish pose.

It most definitely was MY side of the bed (so back off!)

Now it’s a completely different story. But every now and then, I dare to think back to the good old days – or more specifically – nights. Where sleep was exactly that – sleep. Simple. Calm. Relaxing. I still am a great lover of sleep – but it’s not dark; it’s not silent; it’s not starfish and it most definitely is NOT my side. Just where did it all go wrong? A long, long time ago we decided to have a baby…

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Baby, Mummy and The Blog: six month update

As time ticks on, things keep happening, places get visited, milestones are being reached and I’m loosing track of it all; therefore I’ve decided to start doing a monthly update (published at the end of each month). Here’s what’s been happening with baby, mummy and the blog during March.

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#rockingmotherhood

I got tagged by the lovely miss_mummy_life to write a blog post about rocking motherhood. I’m really glad she tagged me as it’s made me look for the positives in my motherhood journey so far and give myself a pat on the back! (It’s far too easy to be constantly critical).

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Sweet potato and bean bake

I’m not claiming this yummy recipe as my own (it’s straight out of the Cow and Gate Weaning book) but for those of you that don’t have the (free!) weaning book I thought I’d share it with you…

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You got a friend in me

(This post first appeared on www.meetothermums.com)

So think ‘Toy Story’ (the original one, which is obviously still the best); along comes Buzz, a shiny, new, exciting toy that everyone loves and wants to get to know: leaving Woody feeling out-of-place, unwanted, hurt, forgotten, alone, confused; maybe even all of the above. Personally, rightly or wrongly, I found that it’s easy as a new mummy to feel a bit, well, ’Woody’. Relationships I had with those around me had altered, even if only every so slightly, because of my Buzz – sorry baby, would had innocently come along. For me, I have my mummy mates and baby buddies to thank for helping me through my ‘Woody’ period and literally saving my sanity.

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Linky’s I’m loving…

I’ve been blogging now for around six months and for me one of the most enjoyable aspects of posting is joining in with Linky’s. Here’s a guide to the Linky’s I’m loving right now…

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Get bloggin’ organised!

So a while back I posted my ‘Blog Goals 2017‘ – and I stated that I’d upload a new post twice a week (so far I’ve failed miserably!) It turns out that keeping up with a blog is HARD WORK and takes both commitment and organisation. Inspired by Mrs Mummy Harris post about ‘How to beat the Blogging Blues’ and knowing that if I’m ever going to start achieving my 2017 goal for the rest of the year (seem as it’s already March!) I need to get bloggin’ organised! Here’s the plan…

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