Toddlers

Watery Adventures – Life with a 20 month old

20 months old.  Only a couple of months are left before we stop counting the months and go by years instead.  We’re well into the toddler phase now, and there’s no going back! The only constant thing about having a toddler is change. As soon as you adapt to the latest insanity, your offspring shakes it […]

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Around Ireland | Featured | Ireland | Toddlers

The Toddler and the Sea

It’s one of those rare days where the sun shines brightly in a sky full of fluffy white clouds. It’s ‘holidays’ today, according to Mama and Daddy. Rascal knows only that holidays are good – Daddy doesn’t say ‘bye bye’ and go to work on the choo choo train. The daily routine is broken, and unexpected […]

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Toddlers

Oh truck! – Life with a 19 month old

This post is a bit late, but then I guess that’s part of living with a toddler. I’m behind on everything! The Rascal has changed so much in the last month. It’s hard to know where to start with everything that’s happening in his world. This 19 month old is physically faster, stronger, steadier, taller. Mentally […]

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Parenting | Toddlers

30 day Yoga Challenge – with toddler, Part 1

Since I was a kid, I’ve always either played a team sport or gone to the gym for fairly regular exercise.  I’ve taken yoga classes on and off when I could, which I found really good.  Tough classes to do, but really effective.  When I fell pregnant I swapped out the gym workouts for daily […]

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Linky | Parenthood | Toddlers

Buckets full of precious moments

Inspired by The Busy Mama’s “Tales of parenting moments gone by“ linky, here are but a few of the many precious moments in my baby’s life that I’ll miss, but will hopefully see again with another!   Those first few kicks where I was finally sure that I wasn’t imagining things. The most tangible evidence yet […]

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Toddlers

“Mama, no! Arse! Eye!” – Life with an 18 month old

Living with an active toddler is both totally awesome, and a constant energy drain. As an 18 month old, he’s fully mobile and becoming more verbal by the minute.  Some days I feel sad that he’s no longer my little baby, but there’s no denying that he’s non-stop entertainment from sunrise to sunset.  I’m lucky […]

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Sleep | Toddlers

Sleeping like a baby

There was a time last year where I worried that feeding my baby to sleep was a terrible habit that I’d regret in the future. Hah! I couldn’t have been more wrong. Feeding to sleep has been the surefire method of helping the Rascal relax off to slumberland, and it rarely failed me up until […]

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Sleep | Toddlers

The Night Watch: Tonsillitis

It’s 3am and I haven’t slept a wink. I’m covering the night watch. I’ve been lying on a sofa bed listening to the strangled breaths of the Rascal for hours. I just can’t stop feeling worried every time there’s a prolonged silence before he gurgles in another breath. After a lovely week of sunshine and […]

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