• Thrive…add your voice!

    Jess McGlynn April 13, 2012

    I was a failure to thrive baby. At just a few months old I had colic, croup and projectile vomiting.  Doctors set a benchmark for me of 10lbs which for a long time I was unable to reach.  I dropped below the 0.4 centile line…

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  • Let’s Play: Tent Building

    Jess McGlynn April 12, 2012

    What you need:– Good sized sheets– Chairs– If you have cushions (perhaps from a brush with being a bit hippyish *ahem*) then these make a great floor covering.  If not, you could utilise a blanket. What you need to do:– Place the chairs opposite each…

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  • Favourite Childhood Toys

    Jess McGlynn April 12, 2012

    Pink Teddy Meet Pink Teddy…he’s my ultimate childhood toy.  I have owned him for exactly 24 years, 10 months and 25 days – as long as I am old in fact!  He cost 99p and was bought by my Grandma at the market on her…

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  • Let’s Bake: Easter Shortbread Biscuits

    Jess McGlynn April 11, 2012

    I have yet to meet a toddler who doesn’t love to make biscuits!  If you make the mixture beforehand this is a fairly fail safe activity as it really only requires them to roll out the dough and cut out the shapes. I have a…

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  • The Great Experiment

    Jess McGlynn April 11, 2012

    Somewhere along the way I got lazy in my parenting…I don’t want to make excuses but I know that since I went back to work I just can’t be bothered to take two tired toddlers out in the afternoons, especially on rainy days, or slightly…

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  • Easter

    Jess McGlynn April 10, 2012

    I love Easter – time off work, eating chocolate, giving gifts, Easter Egg hunts…I love the way it feels like we’re saying goodbye to winter and hello to summer.  Which would of course be true if we hadn’t had snow in Britain this week!  This…

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  • Is this seat taken?

    Jess McGlynn April 9, 2012

    My first blog post! How exciting… I’ve been thinking about starting a blog for a while but was ‘put off’ by the advice that you need to have something interesting and worthwhile to talk about. No one likes to think they aren’t interesting but having…

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