Toddler Tantrums

Ellen / November 11, 2015

At the end of the month Aidan will be one and a half (or 18 months if that’s your thing) which means he is definitely a ‘toddler’. Toddlers are tough work – they can walk, or in his case run, they can climb and reach things that once towered above them. They are uncooperative and very independent, but they are…

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Growing up & Moving on

Ellen / November 10, 2015

Why hello there! I see you’ve found our new little home on the internet. Well as you are all well aware we are due another little baby in March so ‘El and Baby A’ wasn’t really suitable anymore. Apart from the fact that Aidan is now a toddler, it also left me open to all sorts of favouritism guilt from any…

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Gender Reveal for Bump #2

Ellen / November 5, 2015

Today we had our 21 week scan. It’s is the big one that checks that everything looks ok with the baby. It is also the scan where they can tell you the gender of the baby, if that’s what you want. Let me start by saying that we are very lucky and the baby looks perfectly healthy. They were able…

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Past the halfway point – 21 weeks pregnancy update

21 week pregnancy update
Ellen / November 4, 2015

How I’m feeling: Luckily all sickness has disappeared, my tea aversion has subsided and this baby has a taste for meat. I am not a huge meat eater usually, eating red meat almost never but since falling pregnant I find myself wanting things like pork steak and beef – so strange. Braxton Hicks have kicked in. As irritating as they can…

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Cookies & Cream Cupcakes | Recipe

Ellen / November 3, 2015

 I was feeling a bit nostalgic yesterday so I popped back to see what I posted around this time last year. There was a post about how excited and happy I was that I had started a blog, and even though I’ve been neglecting it recently, I am still so happy I made the decision to give it a go.…

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My Google Baby

Ellen / November 2, 2015

At least once a week I will ramble off something contrary to my Nan’s approach to parenting. Things like the right age for weaning or what foods aren’t suitable for toddlers. Every time she replies with ” All the babies these days are google babies. We didn’t have google when I raised seven children”. But this got me thinking, I…

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Peaceful Toddler Bathtime Tips

Ellen / October 28, 2015

Apart from the first few early weeks, Aidan has never been a fan of bathtime. He will either scream from the second his skin touches the water (which is neither too hot nor too cold) or he will save it up for a major meltdown when the washing actually begins. This usually results in a stressful, 2 minute, not rinsed…

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What I’ve been watching | Netflix

Ellen / October 20, 2015

There is nothing better than sitting down with a blanket and some munchies on these cold autumn nights – until you turn on the TV to realise once again there is nothing on! Thank heavens for Netflix! Here are some things I have enjoyed on there over the last while… FILMS: Not suitable for children ”Facing infertility because of his…

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Things I haven’t eaten this week…

Ellen / October 17, 2015

Normally, I have a 16 month old with an appetite that challenges his Dad. However, over the past few weeks he seems to have gotten really bad at eating – I am blaming his teeth because isn’t that what we always do? I have noticed though that food on my plate looks one hundred times more appealing than anything I…

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Heavenly Organics Review

Ellen / October 6, 2015

A little while back the people at Heavenly Organics asked me if Aidan would like to review their products, which have just launched in Ireland – the answer to that question is always YES! I’m not sure if I have mentioned this on here before but Aidan has an allergy to strawberries which makes finding snacks for him very difficult.…

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