Toddlers

Life with a toddler – the things my toddler says

We’ve all been there. The times when your toddler is wonderfully hilarious. The times when they say something horrifically inappropriate. The times when they leave you speechless. We all have our own list of ‘the things my toddler says’… Things he says that make me wonder why I chose to have a child…   Mammeeeeeeeee!!!! […]

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Life with a toddler – How’s your day going?

I’ve had great intentions for this week.  Eating better, exercising more, not being driven completely demented by a whingey little toddler.  It all sounds great in theory, but it’s not working out too well so far.  My parents/babysitters took off to the country overnight putting paid to plans of going to my weekly yoga class […]

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Peel me a grape – Life with a 22 month old

We’re driving along the road on an average day, windows down, enjoying a nice breeze.  I catch the Rascal’s eye in the mirror and he grins.  ” Mammy in the front. The Rascal in the back. Mammy driving.”, he tells me.  For a couple of minutes it’s like we’re the perfect family in an advert, peacefully […]

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Toddler tantrums: How much is that baby in the window?

Life is a never-ending series of toddler tantrums. It’s 8.30am and Daddy is just about to head to work after spending an hour of ‘quality time’ with a wailing toddler that has been demanding his Mama (napping after being up half the night with him). Now that we’ve all congregated in the bedroom, the same toddler […]

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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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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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“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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Leap (of hell) ten

How naive. We thought we were heading out of the woods with the vomiting bug after a few rough days. Once the Rascal’s fever had finally gone we thought the end was in sight. Wrong! Turns out that it was only the fever that had abated, every other symptom of the sickness remained. And just to […]

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Sleep

A Long Week: Tantrums and sleep deprivation

What’s been happening recently in our house? Well, we finally got that second stair gate installed at the top of the stairs. It’s only been months since we actually bought it, after all. And weeks of daily palpitations as the new walker stomped back and forth, past the dangerous drop at ever increasing speeds. Diverting […]

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