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2017… a review in collages¬†

I could write an epic essay on 2017 but I have a small child and I am investing my limited energy into binge watching Peaky Blinders and binge eating leftover Christmas cheese before I have to go back to work on Tuesday. Instead I’m going to rely on the old adage that a picture speaks 1,000 words. Once a month on my Instagram (@abbiosbiston) I publish a collage of nine pictures that sum up the month gone by for me. So I’m going to share them with you. If anyone wants more context feel free to ask in the comments and no, I don’t know why the pancake shows up in February and March. I really like pancakes… Read more…

Universal Yums June box: Mexico

These days it seems there is a subscription box for almost everything. It all started with beauty samples (and I will admit I briefly got in on that) and then expanded out further and further to products for pets, fitness, children and everything in between. Mr O even gets vinyl from unsigned bands and razor blades. He actually contemplated getting a sock one but seriously, who needs that many socks.

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The baby chronicles #34: Food, glorious food

Weeks old: 34

I like: having my head tickled, boobs, biting my toy monkey’s face

Mummy is learning: to put a bib on me

For the past couple of months we’ve been experimenting with giving Little O solid food with the intention of slowly transitioning him from a milk based diet to a food based one.

There are a few different ways that people do this and lots of different theories but essentially there are two camps: “traditional” and “baby led”. Traditional weaning starts with spoon feeding your baby pureed or mashed food that gets slowly thicker and chunkier until they graduate to finger foods. You can do this from about 4 months.¬† Read more…