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Good Enough is Good Enough

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Good Enough is Good Enough

Hands up who has ever felt the parent guilt?! Who has ever fretted that they are not doing enough by their baby?! Worried over working too much, being too tired, being too impatient, not spending enough quality time with their little one, not stimulating them in positive ways, allowing too much TV or too many snacks?! Hands up who has ever doubted their parenting decisions, been influenced by the parenting of others to change yours, who has ever compared themselves to another mum or dad who seems to have it together and perceived themselves as lacking?! Hands up if these...

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The Seven Laws of the Newborn

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The Seven Laws of the Newborn

So having had our second baby six months ago I have come to realise that some newborn traits are universal. Our two little ones couldn’t be more different in temperament and yet in those early months they shared many a common habit. I have dubbed these “The 7 Laws of the Newborn”. First Law: Their favourite place to poo is in a fresh nappy. You think to yourself “Ooh, I wonder if they need a change?” and so you diligently change their little bottom with a coo and give a running commentary on their “bot, bot” only to hear (or...

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