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Is the innocence intact?

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The other day I had a ‘moment’, I paused for thought,

My little one, her finger she had caught.

Hand in a fist, she showed me, middle finger erect.

I turned to look and a poker face I kept.

 

The double meaning of this finger, she had not a clue,

May it stay that way for at least a year or two.

But as she travels through life, even in her early years,

As she overcomes and realises her hopes and her fears,

 

She will come across real life, new people she will meet,

And she will learn to stand on her own two feet.

She will be encouraged to think , to make up her own mind,

To learn form experience, to be thoughtful and kind.

 

She will learn by example to give where she can,

To grab life with both hands, or at least that’s the ‘plan’.

We learn as we grow, it’s part of life, it’s a fact,

But for as long as we can, let’s keep the innocence in tact.

 

By Carol Cameleon

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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

Thank you.

 

Picture source: via pinterest

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So what do you think to CBeebies ‘Topsy and Tim’?

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Let’s face it, ‘Topsy and Tim’ on CBeebies isn’t very realistic really is it?  Now, don’t misunderstand me here. I know that it’s an adaptation of the popular books.  But I had high hopes for the children’s TV series, because I was a huge Topsy and Tim fan in my childhood.  And I do enjoy watching the new series.  In fact it’s one of my current favourites, but the truth is that us parents need to relate!

Yes, the twins are cute and quaint but first up, we’ve never seen anything close to a meltdown from either the twins or parents.  The closest we have come was when Tony Welch and Vinda came to play and a catastrophe was in the midst.  But pizza came to the rescue.  And they all lived happily ever after.  We’ve also seen milk get spilt on ‘King twin Tim’.  Tim threw a bit of a strop and Topsy’s bottom lip wobbled.  But big deal and no, I’m sorry, I don’t buy that!  The actors are great and granted, ‘mummy’ doesn’t get to drink any tea, never mind a hot cuppa, or sit down.  But just once (or maybe twice!), I’d like to see how she deals with a full on tantrum.  Or two.  At the same time.  Wicked aren’t I?!

It was interesting to read what one of the creators Jean Adamson thought about it.  Read it yourself here.  What do you think?

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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

Thank you.

Picture source: via http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/

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The Pumping Mama is my ‘Blog of the Year 2013’

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Thanks for reading this special blog post.  I would like to present a star for ‘Blog of the Year 2013′ to The Pumping Mama.

Despite the best efforts of the ‘experts’ and those who have experienced it first hand, Post Natal Depression is still a bit of a taboo.

Talking about it, even thinking about it, gets in the way of everything pink (and blue…) and fluffy that is preparing for a baby, having baby and bringing up a baby.

Nobody, but nobody wants to experience PND (or any kind of depression) be it themselves or through someone else.

‘Thankfully’, because I’ve experienced mild depression many years ago, I can recognise the pokes and niggles of the ‘black dog’ in my field of vision and I can nip it in the bud.

I really look forward to blogs from The Pumping Mama.  Her posts are frank.  They ‘pull’ you into her experiences of PND but not in such a way that you can’t dust yourself off and leave by the stage door.  I’ve got a lot of respect for her.  She’s got the guts to admit she has PND, to talk about it, and to bare her soul.

Her feelings of guilt and resentment come through in her blog but even deeper, even stronger is her love for her family.

I hope you will pop over to say ‘hello’ to The Pumping Mama and learn a bit more about what contribution factors led to her experience of PND.

Here is one particular post that particularly touches me titled ‘Please be grateful’.

…and this one is about her breast feeding journey ~ ‘My breast feeding journey’.

http://www.thepumpingmama.wordpress.com

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To get involved with ‘Blog of the Year 2013′, here’s how to pay the award forward.

1 Select the blog(s) you think deserve the ‘Blog of the Year 2013’ Award.

2 Write a blog post and tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen – there are no minimum or maximum number of blogs required – and ‘present’ the blog(s) with their award.

3 Let the blog(s) that you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the instructions with them – (please don’t alter the instructions or the badges!)

4 Come over and say hello to the originator of the ‘Blog of the Year 2013’ Award via this link –http://thethoughtpalette.co.uk/blog-awards-2/blog-of-the-year-2013-award/

5 You can now also join the ‘Blog of the Year’ Award Facebook page – click the link herehttps://www.facebook.com/groups/BlogoftheYear/ and share your blog posts with an even wider audience.

6 And as a winner of the award – please add a link back to the blog that presented you with the award – and then proudly display the award on your blog … and start collecting stars…

The instructions for this award are simple:

 

1 Select the blog(s) you think deserve the ‘Blog of the Year 2013’ Award

2 Write a blog post and tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen – there are no minimum or maximum number of blogs required – and ‘present’ the blog(s) with their award.

3 Let the blog(s) that you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the instructions with them – (please don’t alter the instructions or the badges!)

4 Come over and say hello to the originator of the ‘Blog of the Year 2013’ Award via this link –http://thethoughtpalette.co.uk/blog-awards-2/blog-of-the-year-2013-award/

5 You can now also join the ‘Blog of the Year’ Award Facebook page – click the link here https://www.facebook.com/groups/BlogoftheYear/ and share your blog posts with an even wider audience.

6 And as a winner of the award – please add a link back to the blog that presented you with the award – and then proudly display the award on your blog … and start collecting stars…

Yes – that’s right – there are stars to collect!

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Unlike other awards which you can only add to your blog once – this award is different!

When you begin you will receive the ‘1 star’ award – and every time you are given the award by another blog – you can add another star!

There are a total of 6 stars to collect.

Which means that you can check out your favourite blogs – and even if they have already been given the award by someone else – you can still bestow it on them again and help them to reach the maximum 6 stars!

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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

 Thank you.

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Morphing into MummyBearsBlog

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I loved watching Morph with Tony Hart as a child.  In fact, ‘Take Hart’ was one of my favourite children’s programmes.  I remember the little sound he used to make as he ‘morphed’ out of his pencil case…

It’s very fitting to have a picture of Morph on this, my very first blog post.  That’s because this isn’t really my very first blog post.  I’ve been blogging as VirtuallyAllSorts for over a year now using 2 categories, which can get confusing.  For that reason, my ‘parenting’ blog on VirtuallyAllSorts is morphing into MummyBearsBlog.  I hope you enjoy reading it and it would be great to have you as a follower 😉

Over the coming days, I will be posting archived blog posts from my old blog and eventually closing that one down.  So plenty of content coming your way!  I will also be popping a nice profile picture up to jazz this new blog up…

In the meantime, what was and is your favourite children’s programme?  I’ve given you my ‘was’ – ‘Topsy and Tim’ are my current fave.

 

Picture source: PA via The Daily Mail website 

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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

Thank you.

 

 

 

 

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