{Raising Little Birdies} Perhaps they just need you..

Life is busy and gets in the way.

The kids are screaming, bedtime can’t come soon enough. There are dinner dishes to be cleaned, school lunches to be sorted and washing to be folded.

Please. Just. Go. To. Sleep.

Read Maybe Your Two Year Old Just Needs You by Sarah Mae and take just a little bit longer to appreciate the time. It will be gone before you know it and I guarantee you will crave just one more chance to have it. needsyou

Perhaps your little one just needs YOU.

{Raising Little People} I am grateful. Now F?!k off..

I stumbled across this wonderfully written article. It manages to articulate a whole lot of things that parents experience, yet are often afraid to say.

You may love it. You may hate it. You really should read it though.

I warn you in advance it does contain rubbish bin words though.

Follow this link -> I am grateful now fuck off.baby

I really recommend grabbing a cuppa and hiding in the laundry if that’s what you need to do, (not that I am talking from personal experience :/) and have a read.

Here is one of my favourite parts:

“I know the first thing I’m going to be told is “people are just trying to be nice! They’re trying to comfort you”. Yeah, yeah, it’s hard to be charitable when you’ve had two hours sleep. Here’s the deal – trying to be helpful or not – it isn’t. It isn’t helpful. It’s condescending, patronising, and it’s actually (without being melodramatic but maybe a bit melodramatic) it’s dangerous. Constantly telling parents – Be grateful! Be grateful! One day they won’t be shitting on you! And you’ll be like “omg, I long for the days when I was covered in sour milk and diarrhoea!” So – be grateful! You might be so exhausted that you’re crying on the toilet but these are the best days of your life SO BE GRATEFUL – leads to those parents shutting down and never sharing how they truly feel. It leads to parents not having support networks. It leads to parents walking into parenthood without any idea of how hard some moments, some days, can be. It leads to such unfair expectations on parents – enjoy every minute or you’re a fucking monster. It leads to feeling like you’re doing it all wrong. I am so grateful for my kids. I can’t even put into words how grateful I am. So I don’t need you to tell me to be grateful. I am.” – MAMA SAID

Happy reading Nesters x

{WIN} Want to get your hands on some Kleynimals thanks to Explore.Play.Learn?

A little while ago we stumbled across a great invention for little birdies. We discovered the brilliant Kleynimals.  (You can find our previous articles here -> ‘Little Birdies you can slobber on my Kleynimals’ and ‘Teething little birdie relief’)

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These bad boys are for chomping and slobbering. Best of all they give just a little bit of relief to poor teething baby birdies.

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The fantastic team at Explore.Play.Learn have generously given us a set to give to one lucky nester.

If you would like to have a chance to win a set of your own please head over to our The Central Nest Facebook page for more information!

The winner will be announced on Monday 17 March 2014 at 5pm.

Good luck Nesters!