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#tbt One from the Archive: To sleep: perchance to dream? To sleep: perchance to sleep, please....!
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(First published on The Contented Calf website on Tuesday 12th February 2013. With a three year old and a 10 month old in tow, sleep was always on my mind....) To be honest, all I really want to do when I go to sleep is sleep. For the whole night. And wake up naturally. If I could do this for a whole seven nights in a row, I would be in heaven. I would be a new woman. This morning however when the alarm went off at 6:45am I was a tiny bit less tired than I often am. I think...
#tbt One from the Archive: The Childcare Conundrum
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(First published on The Contented Calf Website on Wednesday 12th June 2013. 3YO was approaching 4YO and I was wondering how childcare was going to work....) Look up ‘conundrum’ and this is one of the definitions you get. co·nun·drum /k??n?ndr?m/ Noun 1. A confusing and difficult problem or question.2. A question asked for amusement, typically one with a pun in its answer; a riddle. Synonyms riddle – puzzle – enigma – mystery Photo by Hannah Olinger on Unsplash It also conjures up images of that clock ticking away for 30 seconds on Countdown. And whilst I maybe being am being over-dramatic, this is...
#tbt One from the Archive: A Good Morning All Round!
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(First published on The Contented Calf website on Wednesday 12th September 2012, when we had a 3YO and 5MO.) After a happy drop-off at nursery with all smiles, no tears, as I headed back home on the bus, I realised that today was turning out to be a good day. It may have only been 8:35am, but already I was ready to brand it a success! And here’s why: Successes 6:19am – after last week’s horrendous lack of sleep, for the second day in a row, I woke naturally –yey!! 6:20am – snuck downstairs, drank half of a smoothie I’d made yesterday,...
#tbt One from the Archive: "Three.... is the magic number"
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(First published on The Contented Calf website on August 2012. BF1 had just turned three.) Yesterday was BF1's third birthday. We had a lovely day, we really did. (We'll forget about the massive tantrum she had just before bed because she didn't want her teeth brushed. I guess it was her party, so she could scream the house down cry if she wanted to.) It was a nursery day. So we woke her up with a round of Happy Birthday, along with a few presents and cards from Mummy, Daddy and her little sis BF2; she put on her bridesmaid's dress; and we...
#tbt One from the Archive: Now, what did I forget…??
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(First published on The Contented Calf website on Tuesday 19th June 2012. BF2 was nearly three months old and BF1 was nearly three years old.) To forget: to cease or fail to remember; be unable to recall: to forget someone’s name. I forget things all the time: what I went upstairs to get, what’s in the diary for the next week, that I’ve actually come to pick up BF from nursery in the car so we shouldn’t get on the bus, how to speak…. (I forget the most simple of words ALL the time. Often, I can hardly string a...