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Mummy Bear’s Shout Out 17

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Welcome to Mummy Bear’s Shout Out 17.  Here I will share my favourite parenting blog posts of the last week or so in the form of links to the relevant blogs.  Feel free to comment, perhaps with a link to your favourite blog post of the week too!

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Aprons and Shoestrings talks about the fascinating subject of imaginary friends, one thing that our little bear doesn’t appear to have as yet… to my knowledge.

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Looking for a boredom buster for the summer holidays?  Then visit Our Little House in the Country for the Big Blue Activity Box…

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I recently shared a ‘how to make a loom band’ post via You Tube.  Here, Wicked World of Lucas shares ‘Ode to the Loom Band’!

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There  you have it then – I hope you enjoy these posts as much as I did.

What was your favourite post this week?

Comment or tweet me or both!

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Read my emotional and inspiring true story ‘Diary of a Complicated Pregnancy’. Available now through my website at Virtually All Sorts. 50% of sales to the charity Action on Pre-Eclampsia. …and visit my facebook page or follow me on twitter @ComplicatedPreg

Also available – my indispensable guide to avoiding ‘Working Mum Guilt’. Whether you are about to return or have already started back, this book offers practical solutions and feedback from real Mums with real families in real situations. Covering topics such as Post Natal Depression, childcare options, yours and your child’s development and time management – Ditch the guilt today! … and visit my facebook page or follow me on twitter @WorkingMumGuilt

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It’s time for a visit from the tooth fairy!

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There can really be only one word for me this week… ‘gap’.
Our little bear has lost her first tooth!  Apparently teeth go out the same order they came in and in this case, it’s true!  Another milestone…  The tooth has only been wobbly for a few weeks and in fact I blogged about it (of course!) in a ‘Letter to the Tooth Fairy’.
Tonight, the tooth fairy will pay a much-awaited visit. (A few weeks is a looong time in a nearly 5 year old’s world!)
I have to say that our bear looks very cute with her little gap!
Have you got a Word of the Week?  Then why not join in?  Just click the badge below to go to the host The Reading Residence’s blog…
The Reading Residence

 

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Read my emotional and inspiring true story ‘Diary of a Complicated Pregnancy’. Available now through my website at Virtually All Sorts. 50% of sales to the charity Action on Pre-Eclampsia. …and visit my facebook page or follow me on twitter @ComplicatedPreg

Also available – my indispensable guide to avoiding ‘Working Mum Guilt’. Whether you are about to return or have already started back, this book offers practical solutions and feedback from real Mums with real families in real situations. Covering topics such as Post Natal Depression, childcare options, yours and your child’s development and time management – Ditch the guilt today! … and visit my facebook page or follow me on twitter @WorkingMumGuilt

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Mummy Bear’s Shout Out 16

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Welcome to Mummy Bear’s Shout Out 16.  Here I will share my favourite parenting blog posts of the last week or so in the form of links to the relevant blogs.  Feel free to comment, perhaps with a link to your favourite blog post of the week too!

Would YOU add any ‘things to do before you have kids’ to this list from Tarana at Sand in my Toes?

I’ve just discovered this blog from Lisa at Amateur Nester and have so much admiration for her on her IVF journey.

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There  you have it then – I hope you enjoy these posts as much as I did.

What was your favourite post this week?

Comment or tweet me or both!

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Read my emotional and inspiring true story ‘Diary of a Complicated Pregnancy’. Available now through my website at Virtually All Sorts. 50% of sales to the charity Action on Pre-Eclampsia. …and visit my facebook page or follow me on twitter @ComplicatedPreg

Also available – my indispensable guide to avoiding ‘Working Mum Guilt’. Whether you are about to return or have already started back, this book offers practical solutions and feedback from real Mums with real families in real situations. Covering topics such as Post Natal Depression, childcare options, yours and your child’s development and time management – Ditch the guilt today! … and visit my facebook page or follow me on twitter @WorkingMumGuilt

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“Time to spread my wings…” To my pre-school from a little bear aged nearly 5 xx

 Time to spread my wings ~ from a little bear to my pre-school

Our little bear has been reading ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ at pre-school.

With that in mind, this little poem which I wrote for her key worker on her last day is quite appropriate, don’t you think?

Prose for Thought

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Read my emotional and inspiring true story ‘Diary of a Complicated Pregnancy’. Available now through my website at Virtually All Sorts. 50% of sales to the charity Action on Pre-Eclampsia. …and visit my facebook page or follow me on twitter @ComplicatedPreg

Also available – my indispensable guide to avoiding ‘Working Mum Guilt’. Whether you are about to return or have already started back, this book offers practical solutions and feedback from real Mums with real families in real situations. Covering topics such as Post Natal Depression, childcare options, yours and your child’s development and time management – Ditch the guilt today! … and visit my facebook page or follow me on twitter @WorkingMumGuilt

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I’m tired of pre-eclampsia and HELLP syndrome ~ why I’m putting my anger to bed

The Prompt I'm tired of pre-eclampsia and HELLP syndrome

It’s fair to say that I’m generally a ‘live and let live’ happy-go-lucky person.  So when I saw that this week’s The Prompt was ‘anger’, I did wonder whether to do a blog post at all.  After all, with anger often comes resentment and that brings wasted energy and negativity…

 

However, over the past 5 years or so, I have harboured frustration, resentment, disappointment – ultimately ‘anger’ that I didn’t have the pregnancy or birth that so many other women are fortunate enough to have.

 

My pregnancy was complicated due to a low-lying placenta.  My birth experience was traumatic at best, due to pre-eclampsia and HELLP syndrome.  I had an emergency caesarean section.  Yes, I had been booked in for a planned section due to the complications, which medically I accepted but I hadn’t wanted an emergency section.

 

Deep down, I would love to have another child; a brother or sister for our little bear.  Deep down, I feel miffed, even robbed that the decision has been taken away from myself and hubby.  Deep down, those emotions ‘get me’.  Deep down.

 

I’ve never been able to push (no ironic pun intended) these emotions aside if I’m honest. Deep down, I’ve always hankered for answers to:

Why did it happen to me?

 

I’ll never get these answers unless I delve, deep down.  I don’t want to delve.  I’ve got a wonderful husband and an amazing, beautiful, healthy, happy little bear.  I’ve got a fantastic family.  I love them a million times over, deep down.

 

This love that I feel for them is more powerful than any of the emotions that have led to the ‘anger’.  And I thank ‘The Prompt’ for making me realise this.  The Prompt this week has made me ‘put it to bed’.

No more anger towards these pregnancy conditions.

More gratitude towards my family (not that I wasn’t beyond grateful already).

More love.

I’ll still raise awareness of pre-eclampsia and HELLP syndrome.  I’ll still be a part of the facebook, twitter and blogging communities that support fellow survivors.

No more anger.

Just acceptance, love and gratitude from hereon in :)

 

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Read my emotional and inspiring true story ‘Diary of a Complicated Pregnancy’. Available now through my website at Virtually All Sorts. 50% of sales to the charity Action on Pre-Eclampsia. …and visit my facebook page or follow me on twitter @ComplicatedPreg

Also available – my indispensable guide to avoiding ‘Working Mum Guilt’. Whether you are about to return or have already started back, this book offers practical solutions and feedback from real Mums with real families in real situations. Covering topics such as Post Natal Depression, childcare options, yours and your child’s development and time management – Ditch the guilt today! … and visit my facebook page or follow me on twitter @WorkingMumGuilt

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Riding my bike…I’ll do it my way ~ a poem

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I’ll do it my way…

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My friends are balancing,

With just two wheels,

I’m not sure how to

But I enjoy the squeals…

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As I hop on my bike

With my helmet on.

Don’t blink or you’ll miss me,

I’ll be pedalling… gone!

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I’ve been happy to walk,

To hop, skip and run,

My bike’s only now seeming

Like lots of fun!

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My legs get tired,

They go round and round,

It’s hard work to steer

Over uneven ground.

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So, today I’ll cycle

With three wheels not two,

But tomorrow I might

Want to walk with you!

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By A Little Bear aged 4 ish :)

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Prose for Thought
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Read my emotional and inspiring true story ‘Diary of a Complicated Pregnancy’. Available now through my website at Virtually All Sorts. 50% of sales to the charity Action on Pre-Eclampsia. …and visit my facebook page or follow me on twitter @ComplicatedPreg

Also available – my indispensable guide to avoiding ‘Working Mum Guilt’. Whether you are about to return or have already started back, this book offers practical solutions and feedback from real Mums with real families in real situations. Covering topics such as Post Natal Depression, childcare options, yours and your child’s development and time management – Ditch the guilt today! … and visit my facebook page or follow me on twitter @WorkingMumGuilt

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How to have fun without the sun Mummy Bear style!

Summer Fun... without the sunshine! How to have fun without the sun! blog

How to have fun without the sun! Our bear (far left) having fun with her cousins.

Face painting, food, fun and if you’re lucky (!) a little bit of sunshine!…

We’ve been enjoying all of these recently.  At our bear’s new school’s Fun Day. And the following day with her cousins, when face painting, a few games of rounders and of course loom bracelets were all on the menu!

The school fun day was drenched in sunshine and the family party… wasn’t. Instead, we had to shelter from rain akin to a tropical storm!

But we’ve proven that you don’t absolutely NEED sunshine to enjoy yourself.  It does help of course, but you can still have summer fun :)

What summer fun have you been having?

Redpeffer The Theme Game

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Read my emotional and inspiring true story ‘Diary of a Complicated Pregnancy’. Available now through my website at Virtually All Sorts. 50% of sales to the charity Action on Pre-Eclampsia. …and visit my facebook page or follow me on twitter @ComplicatedPreg

Also available – my indispensable guide to avoiding ‘Working Mum Guilt’. Whether you are about to return or have already started back, this book offers practical solutions and feedback from real Mums with real families in real situations. Covering topics such as Post Natal Depression, childcare options, yours and your child’s development and time management – Ditch the guilt today! … and visit my facebook page or follow me on twitter @WorkingMumGuilt

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Mummy Bear’s Shout Out 15

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Welcome to Mummy Bear’s Shout Out 15.  Here I will share my favourite parenting blog posts of the last week or so in the form of links to the relevant blogs.  Feel free to comment, perhaps with a link to your favourite blog post of the week too!

First, such a beautiful, simple and utterly scrumptious post from Secret Father.

Next, in light of our recent comment from our little bear, “Mummy, is the tooth fairy a pig?”, this had me in little piggy stitches!  Here is Emma from Farmers Wife and Mummy on why the pink pig compliments modern living and why mummy pig may be a blogger…

(I also blogged a letter to the tooth fairy this week.)

…and this post from Wicked World of Lucas also had in tooth fairy-related stitches!

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There  you have it then – I hope you enjoy these posts as much as I did.

What was your favourite post this week?

Comment or tweet me or both!

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Read my emotional and inspiring true story ‘Diary of a Complicated Pregnancy’. Available now through my website at Virtually All Sorts. 50% of sales to the charity Action on Pre-Eclampsia. …and visit my facebook page or follow me on twitter @ComplicatedPreg

Also available – my indispensable guide to avoiding ‘Working Mum Guilt’. Whether you are about to return or have already started back, this book offers practical solutions and feedback from real Mums with real families in real situations. Covering topics such as Post Natal Depression, childcare options, yours and your child’s development and time management – Ditch the guilt today! … and visit my facebook page or follow me on twitter @WorkingMumGuilt

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Why I don’t want it to be Friday…

The Reading Residence

I started the week thinking it was ages until Friday.  And for once, I was glad!  Why on earth would I be pleased that Friday was a whole 5 days away??  Well because it’s our little bear’s penultimate week at pre-school.

We’re all very excited about starting big school in September but deep down, I’m trying to stall it.  Just a teeny weeny, incy wincy bit.  As each day has come and gone, I’ve realised that mentally I’m not quite as prepared as I thought I was.

The winding down proper starts next Wednesday with a leaver’s presentation.  I will do my utmost to hold it together but may well have to let it all out after bear bed-time.  Then on Thursday our bear will wear her school uniform to pre-school.  Each morning she opens her wardrobe to choose what to wear and each morning she’s asked if it’s uniform day yet…to which I have to remind her that she can wear it for one day next week and then every weekday in September when school starts!  And boy oh boy, when she dresses herself in that school uniform again.  Well, it’ll be emotional!

Then on Friday of course, it’s the biggie.  The last time we will get ready to go to pre-school.  The last time we will walk through the gate into pre-school.  The last time the gate will be opened into pre-school.  The last time our little bear will get her velcroed name off the ‘register’ board.  The last time she is a little bear.  When I go to collect her, she will be really, truly a big bear.  That’s when I will be taking lots of deep breaths, swallowing and blinking back the tears as I come to the realisation that our little bear is most definitely a big bear….

So, my word of the week with The Reading Residence is ‘countdown’!

Join in…

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Read my emotional and inspiring true story ‘Diary of a Complicated Pregnancy’. Available now through my website at Virtually All Sorts. 50% of sales to the charity Action on Pre-Eclampsia. …and visit my facebook page or follow me on twitter @ComplicatedPreg

Also available – my indispensable guide to avoiding ‘Working Mum Guilt’. Whether you are about to return or have already started back, this book offers practical solutions and feedback from real Mums with real families in real situations. Covering topics such as Post Natal Depression, childcare options, yours and your child’s development and time management – Ditch the guilt today! … and visit my facebook page or follow me on twitter @WorkingMumGuilt

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“Dear Tooth Fairy” ~ a letter from a little bear aged 4

Dear Tooth Fairy A letter from a little bear aged 4

 

 

Dear Tooth Fairy (the one with the sparkly wings…)

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Something happened today

That felt like a tickle,

I was eating my tea

And my tooth had a wiggle…

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With a toothy peg dance,

It was saying “hello”,

It whispered to me,

“It’s nearly time to go!”

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It wiggled again…

Time to go where?

To another home?

To another little bear?

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I don’t mind, not really

But we’ve been friends for a while,

We’ve been through weaning and purees,

My friend’s helped me to smile…

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Mummy says I get new ones,

That I’m growing up big and strong,

But that doesn’t solve the problem,

What happens when I’ve done wrong?

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Will my smile still be beautiful?

Will they still love me so?

Will my smile still work wonders?

Tell me tooth fairy, do you know?

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When my tooth does fall out,

It will be under my pillow,

With its shoes and its coat on,

Waving and waiting to go.

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By a little bear aged 4

 

 

 

Prose for Thought

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Read my emotional and inspiring true story ‘Diary of a Complicated Pregnancy’. Available now through my website at Virtually All Sorts. 50% of sales to the charity Action on Pre-Eclampsia. …and visit my facebook page or follow me on twitter @ComplicatedPreg

Also available – my indispensable guide to avoiding ‘Working Mum Guilt’. Whether you are about to return or have already started back, this book offers practical solutions and feedback from real Mums with real families in real situations. Covering topics such as Post Natal Depression, childcare options, yours and your child’s development and time management – Ditch the guilt today! … and visit my facebook page or follow me on twitter @WorkingMumGuilt

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