– Family meal plan with a toddler – 

Last week I completely fell off the bandwagon, I didn’t meal plan, I wasn’t very organised and we ended up having takeaway twice in one week (spending even more money) as we ran out of food pretty quickly.. This always seems to happen when I don’t meal plan and I regret not doing it straight away, so this week I have written my meal plan & shopping list the night before the food shop. This is what I have planned…

Sleep training my 1 year old

Up until now Alyssia has been a brilliant sleeper, I must admit she was never the ‘textbook baby’ but after 3 months of colic and a (then) undiagnosed dairy allergy.. she began to sleep through the night. Alyssia is now 14 months old, and while we have been dealing with spurts of seperation anxiety, we have overcome it and she has slept well. She rarely ever wakes in the night and that’s amazing, but our struggle is getting her to…

Life lately – I have a toddler.

​ Where the hell has the time gone? They say that it’ll go fast but…. this fast???  Really???  Alyssia is 14 months old now, and it’s just hit me – I have a toddler. Since turning 1 she has learnt so much, she learnt to walk a week before her first birthday, she got her 2 first teeth in the same week, and has all in all become more confident in herself. She has suffered with separation anxiety when I…

Teething and tantrums 

The joys of having a teething, tantruming 1 year old..  So Alyssia is 13 months old now, and she’s always been very cheeky.. however this past week I have really struggled as a parent. She is teething again, and has 3 teeth so far – but I think the top left tooth is coming through and is causing her some hassle. Normally she’s just clingy & a little bit whingy but this past week she’s been a little bit of…

My 1 year olds favourite toys 

Like most 1 year olds, Alyssia is into absolutely everything at the minute but here are 10 of her favourites listed below: 1 – Mickey mouse train – Alyssia absolutely loves this train, she likes to take the figures out and push the train around our living room and quite enjoys putting her toot toot figures onto the train too haha! It plays a tune, and goes forward if you pull it back. 2. Unicorn – this was on offer…