Category Archives: Life

All before 10am!!

Something happens to you when you become a parent and you lose all sense of time. Never (ever ever) sleeping in past 7am gives you a whole new perspective on when days start and end. (For me 6am and 10pm; … Continue reading

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Stressed is best?

When I wrote the following words back in the Spring last year I’m not sure I knew just how true they would remain nearly a year on: “Feeding a baby is perhaps the most important thing any new parent must … Continue reading

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Dreams can come true

Well aware that I’m running the risk of sounding like I’m gloating, I’m very excited to report (fingers crossed, touch wood and completely tempting fate) that we have hopefully remedied the Babe’s early morning waking…… I almost don’t dare to … Continue reading

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Woman’s Hour Drama – TwilightBaby.com: Series 2

Just listened to this whilst working from home and it made me smile: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00x90y9 Hope you enjoy too! http://www.contentedcalf.com/2011/01/twilightbaby-com-series-2 http://www.contentedcalf.com/blog

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All I want for Christmas……

…..is some more sleep! I realise that I said on my first blog post “the lot of a parent is eternal tiredness” and so I shouldn’t moan, but a bit like my slightly irrational hatred of the high chair, I’m … Continue reading

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The Seven Ages of Mealkind

Last Saturday hubby and I went into a cooking frenzy during the babe’s (much adored) post-lunch sleep.  The reason for this flurry of culinary activity was down to a rather random online food shop by hubby.  I had been really … Continue reading

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You know you’re a parent…

… when darling daughter toddles round your bedroom on  Sunday morning, opens your chest of drawers and takes out one of your tops for the millionth time, and ends up wiping her snotty nose across it. You really know you’re … Continue reading

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