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16.8.17

My sons husband or wife? | Blog

Recently I was chatting away about goodness knows what when I started to talk about pickle getting older and I said:

'...when he's married and he has a husband or wife...'

It just flowed off my tongue and I didn't give it a second thought. It felt natural to say that my son could either have a wife or a husband. In my eyes, as long as he is happy and with someone who treats him well then why should I be bothered if that person is a man, woman, transgender or a bloody 10 foot tall alien...it would not bother me one bit. Well the alien might but I am sure I would adjust eventually :)

15.8.17

The Potty Training Academy | Review

As you will probably know by now, we are in the throws of potty training with Pickle. He has taken to it really well this time after a couple of disastrous attempts before. I think that a couple of things have really made the difference this time around and helped us to crack it. Firstly, pickle was ready. He actually asked to wear pants and said he didn't want to wear nappies anymore. Previously we have always told him that we were going to try but this time we let him set the pace. Secondly, we were prepared. We had everything ready and it wasn't a mad rush to get pants and a potty and all the other things we needed. Hubby and I were prepared and I think this helped keep us calm and chilled when it started. Finally, I think that having a support pack really helped us and helped pickle understand exactly what was going on. Enter the amazing 'Potty Training Academy' from Cheeky Rascals.




This pack comes with everything you will ever need to tackle potty training in one box. When I first received the box I was a bit sceptical as I wasn't sure how much it was actually going to help but it is honestly amazing!

14.8.17

Potty Training Diaries Episode 2

Welcome back to the next instalment of the Potty Training Diaries. As the first three days were filled with some much I thought it best to share them first. This post looks at the next few days of our potty training journey and what we experienced along the way. Enjoy!!

Tuesday 8th August


Today has not been a good day. I was so optimistic yesterday as we had such a good day and pickle woke up and was excited telling me all about getting a sticker and washing his hands when he did a yellow wee wee but my optimism didn't last for long. We came down stairs and pickle was running around with the dog whilst I did our breakfast when he suddenly stopped and said ''Quick quick mummy bum bum' but it was too late as he was weeing as he told me. So I cleared it up and just reiterated to him that he has to tell mummy when he needs a wee wee and he said okay. A couple of hours later we had a wee on the potty which I was super happy about but then about an hour after that he wet himself on the sofa. By this point I honestly felt so deflated and desperate! I just didn't know what to do to help him understand. The day peaked at round 1pm when pickle decided to poo on the floor. I just felt so helpless and didn't know what I could do to help to help him with this. I know he can do it because he did the it day before and that is what I find so hard! I honestly felt like giving up at the point but I knew we couldn't.

9.8.17

Home | Blog

4 years ago today we became home owners. After what felt like forever but was actually just 3 months we finally had our keys and it was our house. I will never forget the excitement and pride that I felt when we got the call to say that everything had gone through and the house was ours. Well, it was actually the banks because we had a mortgage on it but I didn't care. We had the keys, we could decorated it, modify it and make it our own and I was on top of the world.


Fast forward 4 years and our house is now our home. I love where we live and I love our home. We have done so much to the house in the last 4 years. Our lounge was the first thing that we did when we moved in as it was pretty hideous! We went from having thick brown carpets and green wallpaper to having beautiful wooden floors and a colour scheme that I love. My lounge is one of my favourite room in the house as I feel we have really made it our own. I've filled it with copper and rose gold accessories whilst Hubby had built sideboards and put up mirrors.

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