My Daughter Has Hand Foot and Mouth Disease

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I haven’t posted in a while. Life has just taken over and looking after my sick child has taken up most of my week. She has been sick for so long now that I’ve lost count. I guess this is what they mean when they say kids get sick alot when they start childcare! This week, alongside with her cold and flu symptoms, she has been diagnosed with mild bronchitis and HFMD (hand foot and mouth disease).

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Has becoming a mum made you more bitchy? 

Has becoming a mum made you more bitchy? 

Today I had a fight with a girlfriend and I am unsure whether or not I was too hard on her. When I was younger, I used to let things go easily. I didn’t think too much into anything, which is probably a bad thing as many people also took advantage of that. But that also meant I wasn’t angry for a very long time. Now that I’m older and I’ve matured with a few life achievements under my belt (becoming a mum), I am feistier and feel the need to protect and stand up for not only myself but also for my family and friends.
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What’s Happening in September?

What’s Happening in September?

Another month has gone by! My daughter is 13 months and I have successfully settled back into work after having a year off on maternity leave. I am now working full time, and life is busy busy! There is still a part of me that is guilty for working and leaving Madeleine, but she’s enjoying childcare and I’m enjoying having a wage again! The first full time pay check felt so good! After having a year off and struggling with our finances, we are now back on our feet. I’m planning another family holiday, hopefully to New Zealand or Noosa! Do you have any tips for travelling with a toddler? I have traveled with her at 7 months and the flight was not bad, but it wasn’t good either! Continue reading “What’s Happening in September?”

Absence Makes The Heart Grow Fonder

Absence Makes The Heart Grow Fonder

So, I’m not one to show much PDA (public display of affection) and my husband and I are way past the romantic stage. Although we do love each other a lot and have been with each other for 14 years (I think?), the days of feeling butterflies in our stomachs are long gone, but not in a bad way if you know what I mean. He went away for a week with his friends and I am missing him dearly. (It honestly feels weird to be saying that out aloud!) Continue reading “Absence Makes The Heart Grow Fonder”

Separation Anxiety in Babies & Toddlers

Separation Anxiety in Babies & Toddlers

Separation anxiety is when children fear being parted from their parents or their carers. This can start at 9 months of age and peaks at 14 to 18 months. It usually goes away by early childhood. Separation anxiety is a normal part of development and there’s nothing to be concerned about. Although, it can be more heartbreaking for the parents than it is for the little ones! There are a few things that you can do to help your child if they are suffering from separation anxiety.

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