Guide To Potty Training by a Mum of 5

Last week I started potty training my son Cohen who is 2 and a half year old.

It got me thinking, this is my 5th time potty training maybe I should maybe write a guide based on my experiences of potty training to help other parents.

Potty Training Child Sat On Potty

It can be a mind boggling time for parents. How do you know when is the right time to start? Which potty do I buy? Pants or pull ups?

I am by no means an expert but here’s my guide to potty training.

When Is The Right Time To start potty training?

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Boys don’t cry! 

This morning while having my usual cuppa tea, flicking through Facebook. I came across a video titled ‘boys don’t cry‘.

boys don't cry

An article about the stigma of boy’s don’t cry from the point of view of 5 boys

The video was about a variety of young boys crying in different situations such as their mum leaving to go to work, falling over and a boy at his first day at school. In each clip the adult asked the young boy ‘why are you crying?’ ‘You’re a boy’, ‘boys don’t cry’ ‘stop crying, you’re not a girl!’ Continue reading

7 of the best things about having only boys

Majority of Mums-to-be dream of having a little girl. A little doll, just like they had when growing up. A little doll that they can dress in pretty clothes, cuddle all day long and everything is pink.

When pregnant you find yourself drawn towards the girl sections of clothing stores, imagining how pretty your little girl will be, looking at girls toys and pink prams.

Then the day of your 20 week scan arrives or you book in for a gender scan or you wait for the big day and there you find yourself with a beautiful bonny bundle of BLUE and it has ‘bits’…


You instantly fall in love with your baby boy, but you can’t help but think ‘What on earth do I do with him?’ Your dreams of girly days and pink everything are over! Welcome to cars, mud and fun fighting!

This has happened to me 5 times, YES 5 TIMES! I am a proud Mummy to

5 bOYS!

I gave up on my pink dream after number 3. No pink here, its blue all the way. But let me let you into a little secret, being a Mummy to ONLY BOYS and raising them is awesome! I honestly wouldn’t change it for the world. It certainly opens your eyes. Here’s my

7 Of The Best Things About Having Only Boys

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