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Eleanor at The Bristol Parent
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We’ve been HiPP Organic weaning ambassadors for over six months now, and wow, has time and eating moved on in this house! In fact, my son aged 14 months eats a more varied diet than anyone in the house, if you don’t count our bin-dipping dog. Due to his…
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A lot (too much) has been said about how motherhood changes you. Not enough could ever be said about how motherhood makes you lonely. I’m often lonely. I’m lonely in a crowded room. I’m lonely here, writing, the fridge humming and the dog mouth-breathing…
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Seriously, the wind is howling outside. The sky is ashen. My son has just spent the night in hospital. I have no decent food in the house. Today, I need a proper pick me up. If you’re a regular reader (or you follow me on Instagram) you’ll know I’m lucky…
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My eldest, now in Reception, is going through a phase, driven a lot by the new things she’s encountering at school. Every day, it’s about JoJo Bows (if you want my honest opinion on these, please get in touch!) and clip-ons, and sparkly cat ears on…
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People talk about the smell of babies. Inhaling as your lips brush the top of your children’s heads. Knowing their fragrant little beings. My favourite smell in the whole world is the smell of woodsmoke in my daughter’s hair. She gets it from forest…
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As the clocks went back at the end of October, we took our last family holiday of the year. Durdle Door Holiday Park is nestled right by one of the most famous views in Dorset – the gorgeous shoreline of Durdle Door itself. It’s a medium-sized park, with…
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I the last couple of days, I’ve been thinking something I never thought I’d think. Is Bristol’s family-friendly brand just skin-deep? Bristol had beaten London to the post in a survey of which UK city has the most expensive childcare. As usual, the…
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Gosh, this post is a long time coming. My boy is a year old now, and has been eating for nearly seven months. Earlier this year, we were lucky enough to be asked to be part of the HiPP Organic Moments team, recording our weaning journey in all its glory.…
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My little lad, who turned one last week, was lucky enough to be sent a very cool birthday suit by designer kids’ wear firm Angel and Rocket. I’ve never really spoken about my quest for original clothing for small boys, mostly because others have said it…
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Hopefully, my husband isn’t going to mind me telling you this story. This week, I received a press release that made me laugh out loud, even though it really shouldn’t. It’s about the results of a survey showing that 47% of us have suffered injuries from…
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