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"Breastfeeding is hard" We don't say that enough

Breastfeeding IS HARD. I still can't understand why. I am now a mama to two girls. First time round I was completely overwhelmed by the experience of motherhood and the things that came.  Oh my, the feeling of responsibility can be scary. Within a few days I felt that I got the rhythm and the the feeling of worry and unease went away and instead came the feeling of joy and excitement. But... no matter how much I tried to breastfeed my little baby, it just wasn't happening for us. We were told that her latch (oh the dreaded word) was fine, but it was still, so painful. It continued to get worse and worse and the reassurance of "it...

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Talking Poop | 7 Month Old Goes on a Potty, Wait.... WHAT?

One of my very good friends and I have our eldest girls only a month apart. When our girls were around 6 moths old, we popped over there for lunch one day. When we were done my friend asked if I minded her little one going on a potty. She has previously said that she does a poop, every day on a POTTY. I really did not mind. I have never seen anything like it! Sure enough she did, just like my friend said, go to the toilet. She was 6 months old. I could not believe my eyes.  SO.... I never bothered to try it with my youngest because we had a ton of free nappies and I just did not understand how...

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About Baby Led Weaning

With Sisi turning 6 months it's time to think about weaning ( oh, the mess!). When her sister was a baby we weaned her using the baby led weaning (BLW) method. The appeal was definitely in the ease (i.e. not making any baby food EVER), and being all about fresh and organic food myself ( I know a lot of you will roll your eyes here) I couldn't have my first born eat out of jars!  So we began giving her bits and pieces of food that we ate. I never fed her, she always did it herself (meaning that I at last was able to eat dinner and enjoy it-ish). Now we are back to this messy, messy but...

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Finish off the festive season with some baking

We got this beautiful set of muffin decorations on sale and it really made me want to bake something delicious (also the festive season is nearly over, so why not do one last Christmas activity with the tot). I found this cinnamon muffin recipe on Some The Wiser and can really, really recommend it. Below you will find a simplified, somewhat more toddler friendly version.       You will need for the basic muffin 160 g  flour 3 tsp baking powder ½ teaspoon salt ¼ cup sugar 3 tbsp melted butter 1 egg 250 ml milk   Throw all of the ingredients together and let your tot mix it with their hands. Give it a good stir making sure the...

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