An honest and empowering guest post.
It's Who's The Daddy time and for this latest guest post, I'm honoured to introduce the brilliant Peter Fragola from Chronicles of a New Dad.
Amalie Hughes is wife to Christian and mum of two to Josh and Poppy (4 and 3). In 2013, Amalie embarked on self-employment and a brand new venture, Toddler Fun Learning, developing free videos to entertain, engage and educate the young ones of today globally. In less than 2 years, their videos have had over 25 million views and they have over 35,000 subscribers to their You Tube Channel.
Sleep-deprivation isn't just for parents of newborns, I'm still waiting for my 5 year old, Oliver to sleep through the night, every night. Really. Both he and Alexander are light sleepers like their Mama and both will usually wake up at least once a night if not more. Good times. ...And it's not just us who are suffering, the majority of parents I've asked recently, seem to be too. It appears we are all relentlessly searching for the holy grail of consistent sleep-argh remember the full 8 hours pre-kids. It's but a distant memory for myself and so many.
For a start, my eldest son Oliver has pretty much (for now at least), got over his most recent bout of jealousy towards his younger brother Alexander, and dare I say it, they're actually playing well together. I even caught Oliver kissing his little wee sibling last night. It was what womb-stirring dreams are made of.
Babies joyfully help you to discover skills you as a parent, never you knew you had. Or wanted. They're good like that.
Today was Mothers Day in the UK and as my toddler drifted to sleep last night, I sat on his bedroom floor, holding his little hand, looking at his bookshelf, at all the books I loved as a child (Roald Dahl's ...
I found this picture of Oliver the other day (then nearly 2) in an adorable little Santa's outfit and thought I'd share it with you! One year is such a long time for toddlers, Oliver has become a lively, independent little chap who wouldn't let me dress him as Santa this year! (Not fair!) I’ll hopefully get one more wear out of it with Baby Alexander then I might have to consider passing it onto someone else or recycling it with other baby clothes.
Did you know that 80% of what we learn is through using our vision? As babies we fixate on faces, as toddlers we copy our siblings, at school we watch demonstrations and at home we learn from the TV. So without vision how would you get on?
Check out my little heart melter!! From the moment they're born they melt your heart. This week Oliver has been utterly adorable planting kisses on me at every opportunity and telling me I'm beautiful. He's a charmer, alright. I wanted to share this picture of him with you all. I'm so proud of what a fine and funny young boy he is growing into you. He sure makes me a better person by the day.