Toddlers Rule The World

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50 Things Kids Do That Adults Wish They Could Do Too

It’s hard work being a kid.  Having people there to take care of your every desire.  Serve you food for you to turn your nose up at.  Take you fun places for you to have meltdowns.  Give you money to buy yourself sweets and toys.   Apart from the obvious not having to go to work […] Read more…

The Rules For Playing Cafe With A Toddler

Yesterday I ate 2 slices of pizza, a hot dog, a banana, 2 strawberries, some corn on the cob, three cakes and an ice cream.  All served with cups of tea, and without a single calorie.  Of course it was all plastic and served to me by my toddler on tiny plastic plates. It’s been […] Read more…

Toddler on The School Run Problems

I am the frazzled mum in the school playground.  The one who looks stressed, a bit sweaty, and pretty close to loosing her shit.  Why?  Because I have a toddler on the school run. Let’s face it, getting out of the house with the kids in tow, on time, and ready to go, is no […] Read more…

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Room in the Pushchair – A Parody of Room on the Broom

The Mummy had a boy with a red car toy, and dry shampooed hair which she wore without care. How the boy squealed and how the mummy grinned, as she walked him in his pushchair through sun, rain and wind. But how the Mummy wailed and how the boy shouted ‘Oi’. When the wind blew […] Read more…

When Kids Drop Their Nap: The 5 Stages of Grief

It happens to us all at some point.  The days suddenly get a whole lot longer when your darling child decides that sleep is for the weak, and there is far too much mayhem to be caused to have a daytime nap. I appreciate that when kids drop their nap it’s a difficult time.  I’ve […] Read more…

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How to Have an Enjoyable Meal Out With Kids

My eldest has just turned seven.  For the past couple of years eating out with him has been an enjoyable experience.  He is pleasant company, he has good table manners and there are no dramas. I am excluding the time he had his first experience of popping candy (in his ice cream) and he started […] Read more…

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The Rules For Playing Cars With a Toddler

We have a sizeable collection of toy cars in our house.  Between the age of 2 and 5 playing cars was the big one’s favourite thing to do.  If he wasn’t playing cars, he was watching Cars.  I have to say I was a little sad when Lego took over his affections for Lightening McQueen […] Read more…

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10 Reasons to go to a Baby Group

It can be really daunting as a new mum to take your child to a baby or toddler group.  Not to mention the huge achievement of actually getting out of the house for a specific time. But finding a class in your local area can be really beneficial to you and your child.  And if you […] Read more…

5 Reasons Why You Should Shop Online

I do enjoy a nice mooch around the shops.  But sadly I have learnt from experience that small children and ‘mooching’ do not mix.  In fact Mooching and small children have much the same relationship as small children and white carpet.  The two should never meet. So here’s my top 5 reasons why you should shop […] Read more…

10 Must Have Items For Toddlers

There are many complexities of owning being owned by a toddler.  They’re a strange creature never fully understood by the rest of the world.  A fierce streak of independence, a distinct lack of compliance, and the propensity to change their mind more often than their nappy.  However there are 10 definite must haves for any […] Read more…

Pushchair Etiquitte

  My pushchair is my constant accessory right now.  school run, shops, park, it’s there with me.  It goes with every outfit, pair of shoes (mainly flat), and handbag (always huge), and will remain in fashion for the foreseeable future.  I have gotten so used to this accessory, that I feel naked without it.   […] Read more…

31 Childhood Injustices (aka reasons for tantrums)

Small people are not shy in coming forward when it comes to making their feelings clear about a wrong that needs to be righted.  Childhood injustices are often communicated through the art of feet stamping, arm pounding and very loud screaming, other wise known as a tantrum. As communication skills develop any breach of childhood rights […] Read more…

Milky, Messy and Fussy. AKA Kids Meal Times

Meal times with small people are synonymous with bribery and corruption to the highest degree.  There are negotiations tougher than any board room.  Standoffs to rival the O.K Carrol. Not to mention a blatant disregard for any manners or social etiquette.   Here are the first three stages of mealtimes with small people:   1 […] Read more…

The Toddler-o (A Mummy’s Alternative to The Gruffalo)

The Gruffalo is a much read book in our house.  So much so I could read it with my eyes closed.  So I penned this alternative version all about the creature we like to call The Toddler-o. Design by Crayon Creative, contact mandygreenslade@gmail.com   The Toddler-o A Mummy took a stroll through the toy cluttered home. A […] Read more…

Snotty Nosed Kids

The baby has a cold.  It’s a bad one.  Sleepless nights and green sheets.  I think it’s an inherent fault that we aren’t born with the ability to blow our noses.  In fact babies aren’t even remotely disgusted by the green slugs hanging from their nostrils.  They either eat it or smear it.  It’s us […] Read more…

Walking With Toddlers

A walk to the shops should be a simple straight forward task that doesn’t take too long.   Not when there is a toddler involved involved.  Walking with toddlers adds about 20 minutes to every journey. Thanks to a pig in a red dress puddles are hours of fun.  Hours.   Why walk when you can […] Read more…