Speaking in Sentences

I thought it would be a good time to capture some of the sentences we’ve been hearing from Jossy recently, reading them back she certainly knows her own mind and we have clearly hit upon the ‘starting to understand boundaries and test boundaries stage’! My favourite is “who wants cake?” a question she may have heard me ask, and an expectation all rolled into one!

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Working and Mothering, what about Daddy?

I was at a work event this week, lots of networking – *craning to look at badge* “what’s your name” “so where are you from?” ….Ah sounds interesting.. “And what is it you do there?”

I am really comfortable talking about what I do for a living, and I like to think I do so with passion, I often drop into conversation that I’m also studying at the moment but there’s always this part of me that wants to say “and I spend a really fun part of my week with my little girl.”

It really made me think about my work life balance, about how I compartmentalize time and how Joss is always at the forefront of my thoughts.

It was with this in mind that I raised an old topic of conversation with Mr B, about whether he feels he misses out working full time, and whether we could do anything about this.

In March my course comes to an end, of course I’m really happy to be coming to the end of a long hard slog, but it will also mean I’m no longer spending a chunk of my part time salary on my course fees (it’s a big chunk, huge) and this would potentially mean that Mr B and I could afford to have him drop a day and have a day a week with this gorgeous girl.

Life is too short for regrets, and of course I wish we could’ve done this sooner, and it will make things tighter as it’s money we could have saved.

Still, these are all just things we’re talking about for now, but I think the likelihood is that we will start to make moves to downshift, so that we can both say that we spend part of our week with our darling daughter.

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Clean Green Nappy Machine Advent Calendar Competition

As you know I’m a big cloth nappy fan, and have been lucky enough to have won a nappy or two in our cloth-wearing time, fun, as well as a big help having a spare or two!

Clean Green Nappy Machine have a big Christmas Advent competition running, and you can join in here

Each day in December up until 24th, they’re giving away a fantastic prize. It could be a TotsBots easyfit, a changing bag or a roll of nappy liners; every day they will be giving away one cloth nappy prize! With a total prize value of nearly £350 there’s sure to be something in there for you!

Hunt for the bauble symbols on the site, and with my special link above you get an extra special hint each evening, giving you 12 hours to hunt with a little hint from me!

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Disclaimer: I jsut wanted to help promote the cloth-love, so received no compensation for this post.