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#tbt One from the Archive: Totally Potty?

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#tbt One from the Archive: Totally Potty?

(First published on The Contented Calf website on Sunday 24th July 2011.) So are you all dying to find out how our four days of Potty Training went (The best laid plans of mice and mummies)? What was our call yesterday as to whether we’d send BF to nursery in pants or nappies? Were we ‘totally potty’ to attempt Potty Training....?   Well, here’s my mummy report:   Day One, Thursday (aka D-Day!) To be honest, it was a bit of a mixed bag.  It started off well with BF being very enthusiastic about wearing her ‘big girl pants’. In the...

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#tbt One from the Archive: 3 Simple Steps to a Greener Bottom

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#tbt One from the Archive: 3 Simple Steps to a Greener Bottom

(First published on The Contented Calf website on 23rd January 2013.) Ever since I can remember, I’ve been aware of the environment, all things ‘Green’ and wanting to do my bit. One of my favourite childhood activities was taking the boxes of glass bottles to the bottle bank with my mum, throwing them in and hearing them smash – brilliant! When I was at school I was a fully fledged member of ‘Earth Action’. Our activity was painting cardboard boxes green and distributing them throughout the school to collect waste paper. And now I’m a mum, I’m also keen to...

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#tbt One from the Archive: The Best-Laid Plans of Mice and Mummies Often Go Awry!

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#tbt One from the Archive: The Best-Laid Plans of Mice and Mummies Often Go Awry!

(First published on The Contented Calf website on Monday 18th July 2011.) It was all planned. IT WAS ALL PLANNED!! I wasn’t going to attempt potty/toilet training until BF was nearing three. I’d heard and read so much about leaving it as long as possible and not pushing it, that in my mind, as long as she was out of nappies by the time she went to primary school, I wasn’t going to worry. One major attraction I could see over potty training a three year old rather than a toddler was that their communication, understanding, co-operation would be so...

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How to Clean Your Loo Without Harsh Chemicals

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How to Clean Your Loo Without Harsh Chemicals

I have to say, I am giving you some corkers on this blog! Poo explosions, vomit and now dirty toilets...!! You get all the good stuff don't you? Seriously though, on my Eco journey, cleaning products have been a tricky path to navigate. I've always tried to take the most environmentally friendly route. Ever since they were introduced, I've bought either Ecover, Method and other eco-friendly low/non-toxic products, preferring to know that I've had as little impact on the health of the planet as possible whilst cleaning the house. A couple of months ago, my cleaner pointed out that with our hard...

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#tbt One from the Archive: “Poo-st traumatic” stress

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#tbt One from the Archive: “Poo-st traumatic” stress

(First published on The Contented Calf website on Tuesday 7th September 2010.) Before I had my daughter, friends with babies extolled the virtues of joining the NCT.  They were right – through my NCT classes I met a wonderful group of friends.  We’ve supported each other through our ups and downs and general experiences of Mummydom.  However, most of what we talked about in our classes themselves has long drifted out of my mind (along with a worrying amount of other stuff!)…   But two things our teacher said stuck firmly in my mind: “Cascade of medical intervention” – this phrase...

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