I spent an amazing few days at my sister’s in Birmingham, jam-packed with gossiping and catching up, play time with my niece, doggy cuddles, delicious healthy food and shopping. I learnt a lot about having little ones. A LOT! So here’s 10 of the important lessons I learnt from looking after my niece…and why I’m not quite ready for my own yet… You can’t even go for a wee without thinking about where’s safe to leave your little one first…and you need to speed pee. I think someone needs to invent a baby sling/holder for the back of the bathroom door so they can be in the bathroom with you and out of harms way. ha.   Pooey nappies aren’t always that bad (OK, I said…

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I’m going to be an Auntie! I found out a few weeks ago, sworn to secrecy until the 12 week scan milestone, yet all I wanted to do was tell everyone. Shout it from the rooftops in fact! Obviously excitement came top of the list of emotions – so much excitement! But when you’re almost 25, living in London and focusing on a career, living life to the full, and you find out your younger sister is having a baby, other feelings have surfaced too… A feeling that I should be growing up. I was confused for a short time about I wanted from life or where I wanted to be – not wanting to be too far away or miss anything. I was scared that everyone’s…

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The Saturday just gone I was invited to my Uncle’s wedding. An early afternoon catholic church ceremony with a reception running from mid-afternoon until late. You always hear of those who don’t like family get togethers, those who get anxious and don’t want the hassle. I LOVE family get togethers, and weddings are one of the best! A perfect excuse for the whole family, including those you don’t see too often (the more distant relatives, aunts and grandparents siblings) to get together and celebrate. Let’s face it with how big some families are this doesn’t happen all that much! The invites came earlier this year, and Alex was invited too – the first family occasion invite. I had been looking forward to it for a…

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