A Story At Bedtime: The Benefits Of Ending The Day With A Good Book

As Christmas approached at the end of last year I decided I was going to do Lily a book calendar. I wasn’t sure exactly how, whether to wrap each book or give them to her each morning. In the end I decided it would be a bedtime story each night. Whilst Joe bathed Lily I would get the next book and put it on her bed, ready for her to find once she got out the bath (it worked well as an incentive to get her out the bath as well!) Each night she would run and find the book that […]

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The Bedtime Tag Quiz

I am very excited to have been nominated by Natalie over at Hello Cuppies to answer a few questions in the Bedtime Tag! Let’s start… Describe Your Usual Bedtime Routine Lily is usually in bed by 7pm, it’s always me who gets her in to bed as she’s used to that and it works. Joe doesn’t get away with doing nothing though, meanwhile he will be preparing dinner for us. Once I’m downstairs we eat and then usually watch a few episodes of something. At the moment we are addicted to The Blacklist. I love the character of Raymond Reddington, played by James Spader […]

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Sleep Deprived Parent: Top Tips on How To Cope

“Sleep when the baby sleeps” That phrase must have been said to me 100x. Oh yeah, I’ll just have a sleep and ignore the massive pile of baby clothes with pooslosions all over them, the washing up mountain, my hair that is as greasy as fried chicken and the bins that need emptying. One of my worries before I had Lily was the sleepless nights and how I would cope with them. The 24 hour days that seem so endless. They are tough and they are long, but you can survive them. Here’s a fact: Newborn babies are meant to […]

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