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Peppa needs to kick the habit!

Don’t you hate it when people without children judge parents? You know the ones who are scandalised at the sight of a dummy and tut when they see a toddler being handed an iPad to keep them quiet? I’m afraid to admit this but I was one of those people. Honestly I was so smug when I was pregnant, I was going to be one of those mums who only gave my little darling organic home-made food and would stick to a strict bed time routine. Ha! A lot of the things I said I would ‘never do’ I now do on the daily. Not all of it is ideal but they keep our little family happy (and sane!). Here are some of the things I said I wouldn’t do as a mum but totally do!

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Trying to stay upbeat with a pre-labour selfie

It’s been 18 months since I gave birth! 18 months!!!! Even after all this time, I’m still a bit obsessed with my birth story. I still can’t believe I went through it. I’ve finally written it all down because,  if you’re anything like me, you’ll love a good birth story. This was first published on the lovely mygirlsandmesite.com and you can view it here. 

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I’m pretty sure that every new mother’s maintenance levels drop a bit when they have children. Even the most tan-obsessed, makeup addicts among us just don’t have the time once their demanding little darlings arrive. Even though my maintenance levels weren’t too high to begin with, they’re at an all time low at the moment.

If you were to ask my husband, he would insist I was high maintenance. However, his idea of high maintenance and mine are very, very different. He was be shocked if I was ever to become actually high maintenance. Instead I’m more middle maintenance, if that’s a thing. I wouldn’t claim to be low maintenance but I’m definitely not high. But like I said, I’m lower at the moment, kind of a lower-middle. View Post

I honestly had no preference on gender when I was pregnant. I had a huge bump (9lb 12 baby!) so I was convinced that we were having a boy and I was happy with that. I must admit though, a small part of me was delighted when we saw she was a little girl and the main reason for that is…the outfits! It’s terribly shallow of me to admit that but I love shopping for my little girl. When I was young, I would spend hours dressing up my Barbie dolls in different outfits and then when I became a teenager and beyond, I loved fashion for myself. But because we don’t have mountains of space and babies grow out of clothes and shoes at the speed of light, I try not to buy too much and it’s harder than you’d think to create a capsule wardrobe for a one-year-old. View Post

I really like dogs but I have no desire to own one. They’re needy, messy, smelly and noisy – exactly like children and I already have one of those. I sometimes hear other parents get annoyed when childless folk compare puppy owning to raising a small child but it doesn’t annoy me. To be honest, hearing stories from my puppy owning friends, I think they do sound pretty similar. Here are some ways that I think toddlers and puppies might not be that different. These are also the reasons that we have a cat.

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