Breastfeeding Awards

When I had my son, I really struggled with breastfeeding. I managed to feed him for 5 weeks before moving to bottles and formula, which was the best decision I could have made for both of us. I completely support the idea that breast is best, as long as it is working for both mum

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?

Gentle Hands, Please

Gentle hands, please. Kind hands, please. I get it, I really do. Kind of. Let me start by saying I like these phrases. I like how it is a more positive and encouraging way of saying please for the love of god stop whacking me around the face! I like the idea of turning something a

Does Mother Really Know Best?

Mother knows best! This phrase really frustrates me. Like, really. It gets right under my skin, creeping and crawling through my nervous system and sending shivers down my spine. Ok, so maybe that’s a bit of an overreaction, but only a bit. In general, when you apply it to the personality of your child, it

Don’t Give Him a Dummy, Dummy!

I always said I never wanted to give my children a dummy. I don’t like seeing toddlers out and about with those bits of plastic sticking out of their mouth as they run around the playground. Then there are all the photos where you can’t see their faces properly because of that same bit of

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 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

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

One Of Those Got-It-All-Together Mums

That’s what I feel like this morning. One of those got-it-all-together mums that so many of us strive to be, and yet so few of us ever really achieve. I am bad with mornings. I am not a morning person whatsoever. It takes me at least an hour to wake up enough to function properly,