#OurYesterYear – July 2016

Pinch, punch – first of the month. Which means it’s time for the next installment of #OurYesterYear, a linky that invites everyone to take a look back at this time last year and have a good old reminisce. I’m taking a look back at July 2016, when Pickle was only a tiny little squidge and I was still rapidly trying to get my head around this parenting malarkey.

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Everyone needs Mommy Friends

The first year as a new parent is hard – it’s full of the unknown, self doubt and sleep deprivation. It’s a massive life adjustment that takes time, patience and a few tears to get used to, but the right support and friendships can make all the difference. When I was pregnant, I must have read leaflet after leaflet and magazine articles galore, detailing in oh-so-handy-to-tick-off lists about the things we’d need to buy: 6 x sleepsuits, 5 x baby vests, 2 x cardigans… bed sheets, blankets, bibs… car seat, pram, cot… the lists were never ending. But never once…

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