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Summer Reminiscing with TimeSpring

I read the other day that you only have 18 summers with your children. Realistically it’s probably more like 15, before they are ditching you to go out with their friends and you aren’t “cool” anymore. When I think about it too much, I…

August 13, 2018

Our Terrible Experience With Private Nursery

As I was approaching my return to work, I had an ongoing battle in my mind over what I was going to do for child care. In regards to nursery vs childminder, I had lots of people trying to put me off either option.…

August 6, 2018

Baby Bjorn – Bouncer Bliss Review

If I told you that there is a bouncer out there that folds completely flat, looks beautiful in your home and is perfectly designed for a newborn baby AND a two year old, you wouldn’t believe me… right? Except there is – the Bouncer…

July 29, 2018

Toddler Space Themed Bedroom Transformation (On A Budget!)

Thanks to Christmas, we had accumulated all kinds of toys that Oscar wasn’t interested in. It had only been two months when we had to start buying birthday presents, and we didn’t exactly want to contribute to that pile ourselves. On the run up…

June 23, 2018
newborn and toddler

How We Survived The First Month – Newborn & Toddler

Parenting a newborn and toddler is bloody difficult. I can’t sugar coat it. The first month, especially, because you’re just recovering from birth too. Unlike the time when you just had one baby, you now have to drag yourself out of bed with your…

June 14, 2018

MyHummy Ash – White Noise Toy / Sleep Aid Review

If you had told me a month before George was born that my saviour would have been a little grey teddy bear wearing a neckerchief, I would have laughed so hard (and probably wet myself a little bit)… but it is so true. Meet…

June 3, 2018

George (Labour Story – Failed VBAC)

The last post I began to write on this blog was a 37 week pregnancy and VBAC update. The next day, George was born.Β  He is now 3 weeks old and I have only just come to terms with the birth that I was…

April 27, 2018
mum guilt

I’m Struggling To Escape The ‘Mum Guilt’

I’m finding it extremely difficult to get through most days without feeling some form of guilt now. My first baby turns two soon, and very shortly after, his brother will be born. I am looking back at his life and realising that there were…

February 4, 2018