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It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Lapland…

December 1, 2015
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One of Elfie’s teachers pulled me aside this morning. “Did you have a lovely time away in Lapland?” she asked. “Did you see the Northern Lights?” I felt a bit embarrassed telling her that actually, we’d stayed in the UK all weekend, but had driven a couple of hours down south to Whitmoor Forest near Ascot, the home of Lapland UK. A place that is so magical and authentic that, like Elfie, you’ll probably want to tell all your friends…

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Now You Are Five

August 3, 2015
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I‘ve been trying to write this for a little while now and am shamefully completing it almost a month after the event of Elfie’s fifth birthday. But I feel like Elfie turning FIVE has been such a milestone for our family – not just for Elfie but for everyone in our little family of three and it’s been difficult to put into words exactly how I feel about this little poppet now she’s getting older. Sidenote: since when did I…

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Motherhood

Bed Wetting: The School Age Taboo

June 24, 2015
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This post brought to you by DryNites®. The content and opinions expressed below are that of More Than Toast. I’ve noticed as a mum there are still some topics that are taboo, even within circles of friends. We discuss so much with other mothers – education, health, relationships, POO – but there are some things that really still don’t get discussed. One of these things I’ve noticed is the subject of bedwetting. I have one particular friend who I talk…

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Elfie: My #ARWOMAN

February 25, 2015
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  You may have seen the #ARWOMAN campaign floating around a couple of blogs recently. It is a movement created by Atterley Road, whose goal it is to get women openly celebrating other woman. As a pretty headstrong feminism loving woman myself (*fistbump*) I am more than happy to take part in celebrating the women in my life who are inspiring leaders, role models and all-round wonderful human beings. I’m lucky in that I have lots of strong woman in…

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Elfie Is 4! Again!

July 21, 2014

I‘d totally forgotten when I wrote about Elfie’s fourth birthday fails a couple of weeks ago that we’d get to do it all over again soon after: her birthday party! In the whole process of organizing Elfie a 4th birthday party I did one thing incredibly right and one thing incredibly wrong. The right thing was that I agreed it was a great idea to split the birthday party with a friend who is way more capable and organized than I…

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Sometimes Shit Days Happen (Alternative Title: Happy Birthday, Elfie!)

July 10, 2014

  In my infinite wisdom I decided that Monday was going to be a big day for Elfie. It was her 4th birthday so it was already huge. So huge that she padded into my bedroom at 4.55am to say “is it now, mummy? Am I four?”. (My answer: “you are not four til 7 o’clock. Go back to bed”. She didn’t) I don’t know if it was the fact I was knackered or that I was just giddy at the…

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And You Are The Girl With Small Hands And Big Eyes

December 16, 2013
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Every time I read the poem ‘B’ by Sarah Key, I think of Elfie. If I should have a daughter, instead of “Mom,” she’s going to call me, “Point B.” Because that way she knows that no matter what happens, at least she can always find her way to me. It is beautiful, the most beautiful piece of writing I have ever read. And not just because the similes and metaphors tumble together in a symphony like I have never read…

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A Love Letter To Elfie

November 12, 2013
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Apparently I’m unable to write about how much I love my little boy without going in to spasms of guilt that I haven’t done the same with Elfie. It’s true what they say, you know: you really never love one of your kids more than the other. You might like the one that doesn’t wake you up at 5.30am a little bit more sometimes (hey Hux, you were definitely my favourite this morning) but when your number one child punches…

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Our Shutterflies Photo Shoot

September 30, 2013
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I don’t like having my picture taken. I think this is part of the reason I’ve found online dating so hard: in most pictures I have of myself I’m gurning in a ‘you might take my photo but I don’t care’ way, or they’re shameless selfies taken in the mirror. And I don’t want anyone’s first impression of me to be a person who either gurns a lot or takes unlimited shameless selfies, no thanks. So when Hayley of Shutterflies…

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Elfie Huxley Life

Lizzie, Jamie and Their Flower Girl

August 19, 2013
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Attending a wedding alone as a recently separated single parent was never going to be easy. There’s the struggle of trying not to joke about divorce (I didn’t – hoorah!) and the worry that actually, are you going to be hugely cynical about weddings now and look at the day with a weary sense of ‘been there, done that, got the divorce’? Luckily I didn’t, I had just the same appreciation of weddings as I’ve always had (and that’s not…

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Elfie At Three Years Old

July 15, 2013
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Can you believe this girl is three already? It seems that every day she’s becoming a little bit more grown up though it feels like only yesterday she was crawling around causing havoc like her baby brother. It’s crazy that she’s a bona fide little person with thoughts and opinions already. And oh, does she ever have opinions. She knows exactly what she likes (yoghurts, ham, playing outside, other children, choosing her clothes, strawberries, Peppa Pig), what she doesn’t like…

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