Five Christmas Traditions For Ella

I underestimated how important Christmas traditions were to me until this year. With it being Ella’s first Christmas our little unit feels like a proper family. She’s too young to understand anything this year but I still feel strongly about starting as we mean to go on.

I don’t want Ella growing up thinking that Christmas is purely about being given presents. Here the Christmas traditions that we will be continuing or starting for Ella…

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My Christmas Wish List

Mr L & I tend to only get each other one present every year – he’s usually pretty good at it, mainly because I drop hints far enough in advance for him. This year my subtle hint comes in the form of this Christmas wish list. He’s learnt to pay attention after an incident involving a watercolour painting of a cathedral which I will never let him forget. It’s also my birthday just after Christmas so I tend to get really lucky & get one larger present instead of two smaller ones.

So Mr L, if you’re reading this here’s a few things that I would be more than happy with – you choose!

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Why I’m In Love With The iCandy Peach All Terrain

We killed our first pushchair. Or rather Morse did. To be fair it was a very well-loved second-hand iCandy Peach that had done a lot of mileage. It just couldn’t hack the Labrador sledding it had to endure. So we went shopping and decided to upgrade to the iCandy Peach All Terrain.

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You Can’t Sit With Us.

The community of mums is a funny one. And I’m excluding dads from this because I just don’t get the same vibe from them.

But some mums can be horrible bitches.

At times it’s like being back in the playground. From rude whispers at mother & baby groups to sideways glances at the weigh-in clinic. The comments section of Facebook posts is gold for this. Why do some mums feel the need to be so disapproving and quite frankly rude to others?

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Reasons I’ve Found Myself Crying as a New Mum.

Crying was a daily occurrence in those first few days. They weren’t always sad tears. Feelings of being overwhelmed, happy, delirious, so in love, anger & exhaustion all play a part. Emotions run high after having a baby. You’re so exhausted & the realisation that motherhood really is a 24/7 job is a hard pill to swallow. Comments from loved ones about you being hormonal don’t help when you’re exactly that…

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Women’s Watch Review – JORD Wood Watches

With so many appointments, baby groups, contractors working on the house & counting the hours until daddy is home I realised I didn’t have a watch to keep track of the time. When the opportunity came up to review a women’s watch from JORD Wood Watches I just couldn’t say no! Continue reading “Women’s Watch Review – JORD Wood Watches”

World Nursery Rhyme Week – Hey Diddle Diddle

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Hey diddle diddle, the cat and the fiddle, the cow jumped over the moon
The little dog laughed to see such fun! And the dish ran away with the spoon.

Sit with your baby on your lap and sway side to side as the cat plays the fiddle. Lift baby up as the cow jumps over the moon. As the dog laughs tickle your baby & then jiggle your legs (or theirs if old enough) as the dish runs away with the spoon!

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World Nursery Rhyme Week – Incy Wincy Spider

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Incey wincey spider climbed up the water spout.

Down came the rain and washed poor Incey out.

Out came the sunshine and dried up all the rain. So Incey wincey spider climbed up the spout again.

Incey Wincey Spider climbed up the trees.

Down came the snow and made poor Incey freeze. Brrr!

Out came the sunshine and melted all the snow.

So Incey wincey spider had another go.

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World Nursery Rhyme Week – Two Little Dickie Birds

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Two Little Dickie Birds World Nursery Rhyme Week

Two little dickie birds sitting on a wall. One named Peter, one named Paul. Fly away Peter, fly away Paul.
Come back Peter. Come back Paul. Two little dickie birds sitting on a wall. One named Peter, one named Paul.
Two little fishes swimming in a lake. One named Jessie, one named Jake. Swim away Jessie, swim away Jake.
Come back Jessie. Come back Jake. Two little fishes swimming in a lake. One named Jessie, one named Jake.
Two little butterflies flying through the air. One named Colin, one named Claire. Fly away Colin, fly away Claire. Come back Colin, come back Claire. Two little butterflies flying through the air. One named Colin, one named Claire.

 

 

For children of all ages this is a great nursery rhyme to do with finger puppets or hand movements. Babies will love to watch you & older children will love to join in!

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World Nursery Rhyme Week – Baa Baa Black Sheep

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Baa Baa Black Sheep

Baa baa black sheep have you any wool? Yes Sir, yes Sir, three bags full.

One for the master & one for the dame, & one for the little boy who lives down the lane.

Thank you said the master, thank you said the dame & thank you said the little boy who lives down the lane.

Baa, baa white sheep have you any wool? No sir, no sir, no bags full.

None to mend the blankets, none to mend the frocks and none to mend the woolly gloves or holes in your socks!

three bags full

 

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