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Life Goes On: Inside a Syrian Refugee Camp

Thanks for visiting my site. My blog has now moved to http://www.ellamentalmama.com This post is now available here The scene was one that wouldn’t have been out of place in many towns around the world. Shops flanked each side of the main road, the hustle and bustle of people going about their daily business, the… Continue reading Life Goes On: Inside a Syrian Refugee Camp

Humour · Motherhood · Parenting · Single motherhood · sleep · Toddlers

An Honest Review of ‘Make Toddler Stay in Their Bed’ Clocks

OK, so that isn’t actually the technical name, but I don’t want to get sued for liable or something. I’m sure you know the ones I mean. The clocks that claim your little one will stay in bed until a bright sunshine pops up, at which point your little cherub will come skipping in to… Continue reading An Honest Review of ‘Make Toddler Stay in Their Bed’ Clocks

Motherhood · Parenting · Toddlers

The emotional cycle of your toddler learning to scale their cot

Annoyance. Let’s not underestimate this one folks, it is fucking annoying. You will now spend hours of your life returning them to their cot over and over again. And then some more. Agitation/ paranoia. From the warmth of your bed, every little creak will sound like a mini escapee. Get ready for sleeping on high… Continue reading The emotional cycle of your toddler learning to scale their cot

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5 Down, 360 To Go: My First Parenting Fails of 2016

#1. Catching my son eating soil from the flower pot present thing I got for Christmas (see photo), only for him to insist it was chocolate. What crappy chocolate did Santa get him! #2. My son learning to high jump out of his cot. Bedtime now involves three hours of me returning him to his cot… Continue reading 5 Down, 360 To Go: My First Parenting Fails of 2016

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10 Truths about Solo Travelling with a Toddler

Thanks for visiting my site. My blog has now moved to http://www.ellamentalmama.com This post is now available here   I understand now why people thought I was bonkers when I said I was off backpacking round south east Asia with my toddler. But despite all the warnings, I’m glad I had the guts, or is… Continue reading 10 Truths about Solo Travelling with a Toddler