Our Breastfeeding Journey: Is It Over?

If you read my Breastfeeding: When do you stop? then you will know that Alfie used to be a booby monster and I thought that our breastfeeding journey was maybe coming to an end then. We are now two months down the line. Alfie fed like crazy after I published that post, typical hey? But this week has been very different. He’s fed twice in a week, one day out of seven. I think this is it. I think this is the end of our breastfeeding journey. Continue reading “Our Breastfeeding Journey: Is It Over?”

Fox Family Time #1

I’m going to be writing a post once a week about something that we’ve done as a family the previous week. It’s something that, as a family, we need to be more proactive about. We need to spend more quality time together.

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When is the ‘right time’ to have another baby?

Is there a right time to have a second baby? Is it 1 year after? 2 years after? What is the perfect age gap?

I’m a mum of one. I’m absolutely certain that I want another baby but I have no idea when. I’m massively broody, that’s just the kind of person I have always been, and probably always will be. View More: http://waynerowephotography.pass.us/alfie_photos

How can this not make you broody?!

So deciding that we wanted a brother or sister for Alfie was easy. What’s not so easy is deciding when to start trying… Continue reading “When is the ‘right time’ to have another baby?”

Top tips for travelling with a Toddler

We do a lot of travelling so we should be an expert at this. However, we recently flew to Paris which is a whole new kettle of fish for us! So here are some of my top tips for travelling with a toddler!

1. Stock up well with treats! This is a fairly obvious one. Be armed and ready with bribes! Chocolate, sweets, Peppa Pig on the iPad… (Ah so that’s pretty much all of my tips in just one… Hmm now what to write?!)

2. Leave plenty of time! This is one we thought we did well… We didn’t! We ended up getting caught up at airport security waiting for Alfie’s water to be allowed through and running through the terminal to catch our flight. Husband having an asthma attack and being sick and mummy left sorting everything. THREE HOURS IS NEEDED!! You can entertain a toddler for three hours better than you can deal with your husband whinging on a plane for an hour and a half… So leave yourself lots of time to have a nice leisurely stroll through duty free and a coffee before you board. Please see number 8 for more on this!
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Next sale madness!

It used to be tradition in the Seddon/Worthington household that we’d do the Next Boxing Day Sale. We’d get up at silly o’clock and go crazy sale shopping being pushed around and standing in ridiculous queues, followed by a McDonald’s breakfast and an early morning nap. Or sometimes another next if we have totally lost our minds…

I don’t currently drive and Dan refuses to take me at 5am (rightly so I do admit!) but with my mum around this weekend we decided we’d head to the Nuneaton Next store and see what bargains we could grab.

I nearly had a heart attack. It was empty, well a handful of people, staff were asking if we needed help and everything was organised!  Continue reading “Next sale madness!”

Breastfeeding: When do you stop?

After a rough start with breastfeeding I never thought we’d be where we are now. 19 months down the line and Alfie is still a “Booby Monster!”. I think if he had the option he’d be breastfed for the rest of his life… Okay so maybe I am exaggerating a little bit! Continue reading “Breastfeeding: When do you stop?”

“Some things happen for a reason”

A few months before I was due to go back to work, we started the terrifying task of looking for a childminder for Alfie. We struck lucky. Or so we thought. We found a lovely childminder that Alfie seemed to like and was available for what we needed.

You can read all about our search for Childminder no 1 and my guilt of going back to work here.

Unfortunately, just four and a half weeks after Alfie started with that childminder we had a text message, yes a text message, saying that she could no longer care for Alfie due to having a bad back and she would be terminating our contract immediately.

Nightmare! Continue reading ““Some things happen for a reason””