Gift ideas for new parents

Top 5 Gifts for New Parents

I think it’s fair to say that most people like to give a gift to new parents when a baby is born. It’s usually a cute item of clothing, a cuddly toy, baby books, toiletries or maybe even a new photo album or frame. Gifts are always appreciated, because babies are so expensive! However, it

10 Things I’d Say To My Teenage Self – #Blogtober17 Day 20

The teenage years are hard aren’t they? You’re coming up to the stage where you feel old enough that you don’t need adults telling you what to do, and yet you don’t really have enough experience in anything to guide you. It’s all equally exciting and daunting. I didn’t really enjoy my teenage years. I

15 Favourite Childhood Movies – #Blogtober17 Day 13

As a 90’s child, there were so many fantastic films I grew up with. Films that will never grow old, and some that are still shown around Christmas time. It was the good old days of VHS tapes, and being able to easily fast forward through bits you didn’t like, and rewind if you missed

15 Favourite Pins #2 – Autumn Theme

15 Favourite Pins is a weekly roundup of…you guessed it…my favourite pins of the week. Last week was pretty general, with posts on recipes, toddler activities, storage hacks, books, craft ideas and writing prompts. This week has the theme of Autumn. I don’t know about you, but I just love autumn. Summer is all well

Your first toddler tantrum

Hello Toddler Tantrums

Nothing quite prepares you for the sheer power of toddler tantrums. The raw emotion, the screaming, the feeling of utter helplessness. Everyone talks about how hard and tiring they are, but its like trying to describe labour pains to someone who’s never experienced it. You can talk all you want about how it’s a different

A Day at Fisher’s Farm

My son turned 2 at the beginning of September, and as a treat we decided to take him to Fisher’s Farm. I used to love going there as a kid (we’re talking 15+ years ago now!), and I’d heard about all the exciting little rides and soft play areas that had been added since. Well,

My Body is a Temple. A Jelly Baby Temple.

My body is a temple. A Jelly Baby temple. A temple made of jiggly ramparts and wibbly wobbly towers. It is something I am beginning to come to terms with. I am currently the biggest I have ever been. Before falling pregnant, I had managed to lose quite a bit of weight. I almost achieved

A Month Today, My Son Turns 2

A month today, my son turns 2. My tiny 6lb15oz bundle of excitement, love, exhaustion and pride will be 2 years old. I think I’m missing something here. And by ‘something’ I mean a year. A whole year. An entire year. 365 days. Where did they go?! Seriously, can someone find them for me, please?

Exclusion: The New Group Dynamic

I’m not a stranger to being the outsider. Growing up, I was always that kid that tagged along on the edge of a friendship group and never really felt included. I was the one who strived so hard for attention, but never really achieved it. The one who knew that inviting that group of friends

Acceptance and Accountability

It feels an age since I last wrote on here. I’ve been putting pen to paper quite a bit lately, but I’ve not been able to then make it digital. It has felt too fake. Too forced. Now though, I feel I have something to say. I watched The Circle on Netflix last night. It’s