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THINK! DON’T DRIVE TIRED!

http://metodosalargarpene.es/ebioer/4392 This was the sign (of the road sign variety rather than the miracle variety) that I saw when I was driving home a few nights ago. Delirium had obviously kicked in as I found myself laughing out loud on my own in the car (it’s the small things!). The authorities clearly don’t mean this to be aimed at parents of little humans, do they?!? If they do, perhaps they could throw in some additional free childcare for us tired…

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IS EASTER THE NEW CHRISTMAS?

Christmas is a long distant memory, mothers’ day has past and we’re still enjoying the long-awaited (having arrived a couple of weeks’ later than last year) long weekend that is the Easter break. Backed onto a week with stepson number 2, we’ve (that is stepson number 2, the babies and I, Mr. High Heels’ would rather work than contend with the rest of the school-going world) enjoyed a trip to the cinema to see Beauty and the Beast (loved it!)…

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BEING DRIVEN POTTY BY TOILET TRAINING?

It’s been 28 days since the 2-and-a-half-year-old decided (finally…am I allowed to say that!?!) he wanted to take a pee on the potty. I’m not sure if this is normal, but when he did, I celebrated! Ever the pushy mother (I know my faults) I was hell-bent on getting him toilet trained by 2-years old. I was determined not to potty-train but to toilet-train. So determined in fact, that I wouldn’t even entertain the prospect of potties. I even banned…

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REFLECTIONS & RESOLUTIONS

I know, I know, every blogger is writing about new years’ resolutions. Although I’m not, not really anyway. I’ve never been a fan of new years’ resolutions. I’m more a ‘mid-year resolution’ kind of girl. Or a ‘I-need-to-make-change-now’ resolution. The crux of it is, I don’t believe that because it’s new year, you’ll make a resolution stick. So, I make the resolutions as I go. For example, in May 2016 I made a resolution that I would no longer iron…

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ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A TWO YEAR OLD?

The answer in my case is a resounding no. As I found out, unceremoniously, alerted by my 2-year old this week. I am a lawyer. I would consider myself to be doing okay in the smarts-stakes. But in the switched-on mother stakes, I’m still ranking in the ‘not-quite caught up with the vibe’ arena. Had it not been for 2-year olds’ astonishing ingenuity this week, I would have still be labouring under the misapprehension of ranking a little higher than…

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Returning to Work Confessional…

Yesterday was International Women’s Day when I had planned to publish this post, but because I’m a working mum, time ran away with me and now it’s the day after International Women’s Day, but I’m going to publish my post anyway, because it’s relevant any day. Today (now yesterday) I bumped into my friend and neighbour. She has four children and has dedicated her life to looking after them. “I suppose you’re back at work?”, she asked, as I picked…

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THE GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PAST

If you read my post on it beginning to feel like Christmas you’ll know that I was a little behind in getting into the Christmas spirit due to works taking place at home. Whilst that didn’t stop me preparing in the background, I was certainly slow on the decorations uptake. We finally got the decs up on the 18th when Stepson Number 2 arrived having finished school. Every year we chose a colour scheme for the coming year and it…

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IT’S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS…

Except, in the High Heels’ household it’s not. Not quite. Despite me being more excited than the children (even though they have no idea what time of year it is!), this year being the first year in the last 3 years that I’m not either a) just having given birth or b) being heavily pregnant, I am still struggling to get in the Christmas spirit. It’s not through want of trying my it is through my own doing!…

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IS EASTER THE NEW CHRISTMAS?

Christmas is a long distant memory, mothers’ day has past and we’re still enjoying the long-awaited (having arrived a couple of weeks’ later than last year) long weekend that is the Easter break. Backed onto a week with stepson number 2, we’ve (that is stepson number 2, the babies and I, Mr. High Heels’ would rather work than contend with the rest of the school-going world) enjoyed a trip to the cinema to see Beauty and the Beast (loved it!)…

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IS EASTER THE NEW CHRISTMAS

Christmas is a long distant memory, mothers’ day has past and we’re still enjoying the long-awaited (having arrived a couple of weeks’ later than last year) long weekend that is the Easter break. Backed onto a week with stepson number 2, we’ve (that is stepson number 2, the babies and I, Mr. High Heels’ would rather work than contend with the rest of the school-going world) enjoyed a trip to the cinema to see Beauty and the Beast (loved it!)…

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IT’S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS…

Except, in the High Heels’ household it’s not. Not quite. Despite me being more excited than the children (even though they have no idea what time of year it is!), this year being the first year in the last 3 years that I’m not either a) just having given birth or b) being heavily pregnant, I am still struggling to get in the Christmas spirit. It’s not through want of trying my it is through my own doing!…

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THE GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PAST

If you read my post on it beginning to feel like Christmas you’ll know that I was a little behind in getting into the Christmas spirit due to works taking place at home. Whilst that didn’t stop me preparing in the background, I was certainly slow on the decorations uptake. We finally got the decs up on the 18th when Stepson Number 2 arrived having finished school. Every year we chose a colour scheme for the coming year and it…

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ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A TWO YEAR OLD?

The answer in my case is a resounding no. As I found out, unceremoniously, alerted by my 2-year old this week. I am a lawyer. I would consider myself to be doing okay in the smarts-stakes. But in the switched-on mother stakes, I’m still ranking in the ‘not-quite caught up with the vibe’ arena. Had it not been for 2-year olds’ astonishing ingenuity this week, I would have still be labouring under the misapprehension of ranking a little higher than…

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REFLECTIONS & RESOLUTIONS

I know, I know, every blogger is writing about new years’ resolutions. Although I’m not, not really anyway. I’ve never been a fan of new years’ resolutions. I’m more a ‘mid-year resolution’ kind of girl. Or a ‘I-need-to-make-change-now’ resolution. The crux of it is, I don’t believe that because it’s new year, you’ll make a resolution stick. So, I make the resolutions as I go. For example, in May 2016 I made a resolution that I would no longer iron…

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IS EASTER THE NEW CHRISTMAS?

Christmas is a long distant memory, mothers’ day has past and we’re still enjoying the long-awaited (having arrived a couple of weeks’ later than last year) long weekend that is the Easter break. Backed onto a week with stepson number 2, we’ve (that is stepson number 2, the babies and I, Mr. High Heels’ would rather work than contend with the rest of the school-going world) enjoyed a trip to the cinema to see Beauty and the Beast (loved it!)…

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Welcome (back) to my blog!

Welcome back to the newly launched website; From High Heels to High Chairs. After a lot of love from Crisp Digital, here we are and excited to be back! From High Heels to High Chairs was born in 2016, 18-months after the birth of my first child and only 4 months after the arrival of […]

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Surviving Easter with chocolate and Luton Hoo Spa

I survived Easter, just. It wasn’t without indulging, sorry allow me to rephrase that, over-indulging in multiple treats “because it’s Easter” and copious amounts of alcohol (most days, not just “because it’s Easter”!). Every year I swear I won’t let the kids have so much chocolate, because something in the chocolate turns them into wanton, […]

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