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Motherhood

Oh Boy, He’s Growing Up

July 21, 2016
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I’d say I’m a pretty pragmatic person. Yeah, I might weep at the odd Grey’s Anatomy episode (they’re an unlucky bunch, aren’t they?) but I’m not one to cry at the drop of a hat. At least, I wasn’t before kids. Typing the above paragraph I’m now running through in my mind all those times I did cry at the drop of a hat. For instance, I watched The Notebook for the first time lately: it was a car crash in…

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Hux’s Birthday Party at Hollywood Bowl

June 6, 2016
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Today I said to Hux, “hey buddy, remind me how old you are again?” Because sometimes I look at him and I still see a baby, my sweet baby who curls up in my arms for comfort and kisses and couldn’t possibly be starting school in 3 short months. I can’t reconcile the growing boy in front of me with that tiny baby I spent a week cuddled up to on an overly warm hospital ward in that glorious May. Gosh,…

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Now You Are Four

May 16, 2016
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Happy Birthday, darling Hux! It’s really difficult to sum up your child and their year. Looking back at when Hux turned three he still looked quite the baby – but watching him opposite me at the breakfast table today munching on a banana pancake he’s a little boy, a bonafide pre-schooler. In fact, I still can’t get over the fact that my little boy, my youngest, will be off to school this September. Although Elfie was younger when she started…

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Travel

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, having heard whispers of our Lapland UK review. “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,…

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Single Life

The Divorced Home

October 19, 2015
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Last night I told Hux off for ripping a page out of his book. He started crying, as you do when you’re a slightly guilty three year old, and buried his head in his pillow. He then sat up, looked and me and tearfully shouted “I want my daddy to take me home!”. Oof. I was heart-broken. My rational mind knows that he doesn’t know what he’s saying and that it was an outburst borne of upset and raw emotion…

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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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Now You Are Three.

May 18, 2015
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It’s an odd thing, your baby’s birthdays. Elfie’s are one thing; as the eldest she’s the birthday trailblazer, demanding parties in village halls or Pizza Express and spending hours wondering if she’s going to dress up as Anna or Elsa. Hux is different. He still doesn’t ‘get’ birthdays so mama makes the decisions (as well as the cakes). Feeling slightly bittersweet this year as I scrolled through pictures of him as a wrinkly newborn, I savoured every last moment of…

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Toddlers Today – What Does It Mean To Be A Toddler?

May 1, 2015
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I always think it must be pretty cool to be a toddler in 2015. Just think about it – you get to spend your weeks playing with your friends, being entertained by various singing and dancing adults, getting taken to really cool places like working farms and swimming pools and you don’t have to worry about Council Tax or how many miles to the gallon your car is doing. Which is probably why, at the age of two, Hux is…

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Hux Turns Two

May 20, 2014

It’s been a busy time over at ours these last couple of weeks. Hux had a birthday and turning two meant that he can start going with Elfie to pre-school a couple of days a week. Where has my baby boy gone? The night before his second birthday I went up to Elfie and Hux’s shared bedroom to tuck them both in. Hux was stark naked as he always is when left alone for more than five minutes, save for…

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Hux, His Spoon, And Why I Will Never Label My Children

February 3, 2014
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Hux is turning into a real character. At the grand old age of 1 year and 9 months he’s proving to be quite the cheeky little thing, always a smile and a wave for everyone. He’s been walking for about six weeks now and is still ever so proud of his little legs; staggering around like an old man who’s spent the day sinking whisky (but not smelling the same), taking off in pursuit of anything more exciting than his…

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In Which I Go Gooey Over My Little Man

October 22, 2013
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The relationships we have with our children, they are complex and frightening things. Even moreso than the relationships we have with other adults (and I’m speaking as someone who spilt apple pie over her divorce petition last night, so yeah… complex). I feel quite different about the relationship I have with Hux than the one I have with Elfie. I’m not a girly girl and don’t have tons of girl friends (but the ones I do have are meticulously chosen…

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