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

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?

The Best Laid Plans

It’s often the small things that send you staggering. Sometimes it’s because they hit you completely out of the blue, and other times it’s just the tipping point for something much larger. Due to my anxiety and OCD, I often have trouble keeping social engagements. As much as I know I’ll enjoy myself when I’m

Life With A Newborn: 5 Things I’d Do Differently

Life with a newborn is bloody hard work, and us first-time mums have a habit of making it even harder than it needs to be! Looking back, I can see that I was trying so hard to prove my worth as a mummy that I spent more time stressing and less time enjoying. Baby blues

If My Toddler Ruled The World

Toddlers are strange little humans with strange little habits. They find awe and excitement in the strangest of things and throw paddies at the tiniest little issues. Would the world be a safer place, run by someone who likes to do the complete opposite of what they are told? Ohhhh look at that big red button

If You’re Happy And You Know It Slap My Face

My son is at that stage where he is really starting to feel things – happiness, excitement, rage, fear – but those emotions run away with him because they are all so new and he doesn’t know how to handle them. You know how it is. Toddler drops toy, sandwiches are cut the wrong way, cup

Toddler T’s Top 10 Reads

Seeing as World Book Day is just around the corner, I decided this was the best time to do a round-up of Toddler T’s favourite books. He has loved a good story since he was very little (we started reading to him as a newborn) although he currently has so much energy that he can’t

Toddler T’s 5 Favourite Rainy Day Activities

Stand in the kitchen doorway rattling the safety gate screaming at me because he refused to eat his lunch or snack and now he’s starving.   Pull every single toy out of his toy cupboard, and then proceed to scream when he can’t slam the doors because there’s a toy in the way.   Walk

What The Hell Was I Thinking?! A story of parenting

It’s the early mornings when I find myself in the kitchen at 6am making breakfast, trying hard not to scream at Toddler T who is gleefully banging cupboard doors because we still haven’t got round to putting locks on yet. It’s those mornings, when I haven’t had more than 2 hours sleep in a row because the

100 Days of Gratitude: Day 30

I am 30 days into my #100DaysofGratitude challenge, which means I’ve been doing it for a month now. Some days I have found really hard…by the evening I’ve been so burnt out that I just couldn’t remember much of the good bits. Note to self: start posting during daylight hours!   Today’s gratitude goes to