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My toddler’s favourite shows on Netflix

At the end of November I signed up for the one free month of Netflix soley for the purpose of watching the Gilmore Girls revival. I was home alone on maternity leave with nothing else to do than watch it all in one go while I still had a baby that slept through anything and everything all day. Now I knew how Netflix worked in general. But I didn’t know it had useful little features like each person in the house could have their own profile and they had a dedicated kids section. So The  ...

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Parenting

“I’m a big boy mommy!”

My lovely friend Cassan (who blogs over at Leather Jacket Foxes) is always talking about seasons that people are in. And it hit me the other day that The Munchkin is in a season of independence. I  mean, he is really wanting to do everything for himself. Last night he put his own pyjamas on: pants, vest and t-shirt. He insists on putting his own shoes on even if he struggles a bit, he refuses help. You can sit there and direct him but don’t you dare do it for him – World  ...

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Confessions of an Angry Mommy

Lately I’ve been a super crap mommy. Work is stressful and busy and I’m so tired when I get home that I have short fuse. I snap and shout and threaten. I give hidings when time-outs don’t work. Supper time is stressful because some days he refuses to eat. Some days he will only eat in front of the TV – a habit that is mostly my fault because I’m too lazy to fight with him. A lot of the time he acts up because I’m not paying attention to him because  ...

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Food, Parenting, Toddler Snacks

Toddler snacks: Apricot and coconut oat bars

As you know from my previous post, I am on a mission to find healthy snacks for The Munchkin. And because the purse strings are a bit tight I can’t be ordering snacks online all the time because well, money. I have two criteria when it comes to baking things: 1. It can’t be complicated and 2. It has to be quick. Because I am lazy as heck. That’s why when I saw this recipe on My Lovely Little Lunchbox I was excited. You basically throw everything into a food processor,  ...

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