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“Mummy your Boobies look like my Barbie’s”….

I’ve noticed a bit of a theme developing recently with some of the comments Maia makes, in particular reference to my chest area. It’s only very occasionally, not everyday, and we’re still at the point where we all find it quite funny; so all I can do is share the amusement and hope as she… Continue reading “Mummy your Boobies look like my Barbie’s”….

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Lessons From My Daughter: The Night Ninja

“Shhhh Mummy be quiet! We’ve got to find the NIGHT NINJA…” “Oh okay..well where do you think he/she is?” “I saw a lot of foot prints and I went all around, I checked in the garden then I cleaned the carpet and then I went outside again.. “ *by cleaned the carpet, -just to clarify-… Continue reading Lessons From My Daughter: The Night Ninja

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Maia’s Adventures: Darling Don’t Stretch the Worm

“A child is a curly, dimpled lunatic.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson It was cold, wet and grey but none of this really stops a three year old wanting to run around outside. One thing Maia particularly enjoys is hunting for wriggly worms (my Aunty’s idea, not mine, I simply stood there trying to appear un-phased… Continue reading Maia’s Adventures: Darling Don’t Stretch the Worm

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This Week’s 5 Things

“Life is an awful, ugly place to not have a best friend.” ― Sarah Dessen, Someone Like You Just when I thought Christmas was just about done; Aimy, Beth and Ems come over and correct me. I was spoilt once again with some lovely little surprises, including a You are my sunshine mug – the song… Continue reading This Week’s 5 Things

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Confessions of a Single Mother: Friday Night in with Maia

“Babies don’t come with instruction booklets. You’d learn the same way we all do — you’d read up on dinosaurs, you’d Google backhoes and skidders. And you don’t need a penis to go buy a baseball glove.” ― Jodi Picoult, Sing You Home Friday night in with Maia went a little something like this: 1.)… Continue reading Confessions of a Single Mother: Friday Night in with Maia

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Confessions of a Single Mother: Things My Daughter Said This Week

 “The soul is healed by being with children.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky Funny things my daughter said this week: Dad walks out of the bathroom, towel wrapped around his waist: “Look! Grandad’s got boobies!..” It’s Tuesday night, we’re sat snuggled up on the sofa, I’m tickling Maia, she’s giggling, then out of no-where, in between giggles:… Continue reading Confessions of a Single Mother: Things My Daughter Said This Week

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Maia’s Adventures: The Nativity

“I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.” -Charles Dickens, Ebeneezer Scrooge, A Christmas Carol Yesterday was Maia’s nativity play and I didn’t expect to enjoy it as much as I did. It was a heart-warming twenty minutes of joy. We stood waiting for her to come out… Continue reading Maia’s Adventures: The Nativity