Help your toddler to sleep later in the morning. Explaining the Gro Clock.

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For as long as I can remember, Jordan has woken up at 4:45/5am. That’s when our day used to start. 95% of the time he doesn’t ‘sleep through’ until then either. He wakes frequently for milk or water and even though he generally goes right back to bed, the broken sleep is a killer for all involved. We have tried everything.. later bed time, earlier bed time, no afternoon nap. NOTHING has worked. Jordan has a busy morning at school so by the time he gets home at 12 he is exhausted and sometimes even asks to nap, although that has stated to fall away as well which makes for a loooong day.

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Happy 12 weeks Micah baby.

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How did we get here? You are 12 weeks old already. It’s been so great to be honest.. and for some reason I feel guilty saying that. Probably because of societies stereotype on becoming a mom and especially becoming a mom to more than one child. It can’t be manageable, you must struggle and surely you stay in your pyjamas every day and don’t wash your hair for weeks. Of course we have had rough nights but it’s been nothing that we haven’t been able to handle without loosing our marbles. I would be the first to admit if I was struggling purely for the support, but I really feel that it has been easier this time, MUCH easier. I do understand that every baby is so different, I really get that now as Jordan did not have nearly as much chill as Micah does. I also suppose that it is really different the second time around because you know what to expect and you don’t question every noise and every niggle. We have coped so well because you are such a champion my Micah. Really. And so is your brother.

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Winter. Sick kids. Tantrums. Parenting.

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Our household has quite honestly been a hot mess for the past 2-3 weeks. This flu is horrific and we have ALL had it. Nic being the last fly to drop. Poor little Micah has had it the worst because, well, he is only two months old. I suppose this comes with the territory of having a toddler in play school bringing home a new bug every week. The kids pass things back and forth to each other and no matter how much the poor teachers beg parents to keep their kids at home when they’re sick, there is no stopping it.

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What to pack in your maternity hospital bag.

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Packing a weekend bag can daunting, never mind a hospital bag – the bag you take with you to the one event that will change your life as you know it. In the absolute best possible way if course!

A few readers / friends and Instagram followers have asked me to put together a list of items that one needs to include in their maternity hospital bag. I know most hospitals give you a list but after two kids, there are definitely a few (lots of) additional items that I recommend you bring with you for a comfortable, admin free stay.

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Our special baby boy’s bedroom x

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Our little baby boy is a few days away from making his grand entrance into our world, I can just feel it. Soon we become a family of four!! I wanted to get this post up before that happens because so many of you have been asking about what I am doing to the room and I couldn’t wait to share it. Thank you for your interest and for showing us so much love and support.

Jordan has a traditional nautical bedroom. I wanted to do something very classic for him, it just felt so right. This time around I am really feeling the neutral colours and textures so I decided to do something a little bit more natural and earthy and I love it. For some people, putting so much love and effort into a bedroom might not be a priority and that’s okay. For me it’s so important (read essential) to create a beautiful space for someone I love. A space that feels considered and a space that gives you the happies when you walk in. It truly is one of my favourite things to do. The room is such a peaceful, calming and happy space. I will also be spending so much time in this little munchkins room, feeding, changing etc.. I really wanted a serene space that also makes my heart warm when I walk in.

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