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The Adventures of Pippy & Dippy

I recently received two beautiful children’s’ books by Jim Bartley to review. I was immediately captivated by Maeve Keane’s whimsical illustrations so suited to children’s’ literature. I couldn’t wait to read them to my daughter as I knew she would love these two mischievous characters. Well, not only did she like Pippy and Dippy she…

Christmas Time & Toddlers

  This Christmas we have an excitable two year old running around the house. The concept of Santa and presents is becoming a bit clearer though thankfully her list is short as she has no understanding of brands, popular toys etc. I do feel for parents of school-age children at this time of year. It…

Starting New Traditions

I am really excited about Christmas this year as my daughter is two & a half; the perfect age to start some new traditions and get excited together about the magic of Christmas! She ‘wrote’ her letter to Santa last week and her list made me smile; a yellow dress, a puzzle and some pencils….

Diary of a Teddy Bear

3am: Hmm what’s that on my ear? It’s all wet….Ah yes she is drooling again. Must be her teeth. Whoops! Nearly got squashed there, she is definitely getting heavier…though I can’t understand why- all she seems to eat is cheese and raisins. And sometimes dry pasta. We did try a banana the other day but…

Motherhood – The Early Days

I’m going to be honest with you…. The early days of parenthood are tough. They don’t resemble the fluffy fantasy sometimes represented in films or on TV. I always laugh when I see that ad about the parents who are surprised when the mother has triplets. They smile joyfully, the mother looks immaculate instead of…