As a parent of a toddler, I’ve come to realise over the last few months that this toddler business is rather precarious. Tantrums and tears can happen at the drop of a hat and for the most random and whimsical of reasons. I couldn’t help but be slightly amused the other day when a plane in the sky caused my little lady’s latest meltdown, and so begins the list of 10 random reasons for a toddler tantrum. Have a read, then add your own!
I’m exhausted. It has been a ridiculously busy week. It feels like everything and everyone is going at a million miles an hour, and like the train I am on is about to come off the tracks. It feels like I have multiple plates spinning and I may not get to them all. Work has been an incessantly constant stream of meetings and emails and projects to keep moving forwards, and it feels like I’m only getting busier and busier.
I’m a huge fan of Laura Mercier handcreams, and I thought I’d tried them all until I discovered the Ambre Vanille scent earlier this week when I popped into Space NK to get a refill of the tube of Almond Coconut Milk that I’ve just finished. I absolutely love the Almond Coconut Milk so it was on a bit of a whim that I decided to get the Ambre Vanille, but I figured that I tried everything else in the range (or so I had thought) so why not, plus it smelt pretty good too. It wasnt until I got home and actually opened it, that I realised just how good it smelt. I literally couldn’t stop smelling my hands all afternoon after I applied it, and I’ve been completely obsessed with it since!
This is a picture of what a parenting high five moment looks like. There are times as a parent that I literally give myself mental high fives so visceral that I can almost feel them. Those times when it feels like there are a million and one things going on, but some how I manage to keep everything moving and not drop any balls. Other times it’s during those really testing parenting moments that I somehow manage to get through. You know the ones I mean. Here are the ones that stand out for me. Recognise any of these?
This summer we took our first ever family holiday abroad with our two year old toddler. It was unforeseen, unplanned and incredibly last minute but we (mostly I) were deliriously happy and grateful that we were able to take one. A fortuitous series of events meant that we could actually take a holiday for the first time in three years, and it was, hands down the most exciting thing that had happened to us since we moved house this spring. With only a week between booking and actually going on holiday (very uncharacteristic of us), we very quickly got ourselves organised and packed, and before we knew it we were jetting off to warmer, sunnier climes. We decided to only go for a short four day jaunt, but anyone with a toddler will know what a military operation going on a holiday is, regardless of how long you go for. Here are 5 things I learnt about going on holiday with a toddler:CONTINUE READING