products that every expectant mum needs in their life

Products That Every Expectant Mum Needs In Their Life

When you fall pregnant your mind immediately flicks to what the baby will need once it is born; clothes, hats, crib, nursery items, bottles, dummies, baby bath and so on. But what about your needs whilst you are carrying your baby for nine months? Putting yourself first can go straight out of the window because you are too busy looking forward to the future. Yet, here you are growing another person, your body is ever changing and you can end up experiencing symptoms you had never imagined. You need to look after yourself and you deserve to feel relaxed and pampered at times too. That’s why I have compiled this list of must-have products for every expectant Mother. Continue reading “Products That Every Expectant Mum Needs In Their Life”

the best cleaning hacks and tips for busy parents

The Best Cleaning Hacks and Tips For Busy Parents

It’s hard to keep on top of the housework when you are a parent and even harder when you have more than one to clean up after, to make meals for, to entertain not to mention all those extra toys. Cleaning is one of those jobs that we all have to do but it can feel as though it takes up so much of our time… time which should be spent with our little ones. With this in mind, I have asked fellow parents for their top tips so we can share some of the wisdom and lighten our loads. Continue reading “The Best Cleaning Hacks and Tips For Busy Parents”

my pregnancy, a different ball game the second time around

Why Pregnancy is a Whole New Ball Game The Second Time Around

Remember your first pregnancy? All those people telling you to take it easy? Never being able to lift anything bigger than a kettle without somebody jumping in? Being able to nap at any given moment and sleeping through the night? If only it was the same the second time around. Continue reading “Why Pregnancy is a Whole New Ball Game The Second Time Around”

Children’s Theme Tunes That You Can’t Help But Bop Along To

Children’s Theme Tunes That You Can’t Help But Bop Along To

As me and a friend sat having a hot drink yesterday whilst the kids played our conversation, as always, turned to the boys and what they are now into. Both have suddenly become more grown up and their attitudes and tastes are definitely reflecting this. We were cracking up at one another discussing what shows we now have to endure instead of the far too familiar sound of Peppa Pig and one thing we both noticed was that we had a secret love of singing and bopping about to the theme tunes of these shows they are now watching.  Continue reading “Children’s Theme Tunes That You Can’t Help But Bop Along To”

Molly dog

15 Years With My Loyal Friend

I mostly write about being a parent but every now and then I like to include other aspects of my life too and before becoming a Mum my first ‘baby’ in my life was Molly, my border terrier. Today marks a special occasion as it is 15 years since I first clapped eyes on an energetic 7-month-old who needed a new home. It didn’t take much to win me over. She bounded into the house from her awful concrete run in the garden and leapt on me, licking me like crazy. She was so full of beans and personality that I just knew right then that she was the right dog for me. Continue reading “15 Years With My Loyal Friend”

Breastfeeding- why all the controversy?

Breastfeeding- Why All The Controversy?

This week is World Breastfeeding Week and even though I have seen plenty of amazing articles from bloggers who have shared their stories, offered advice and support and, as always, have shown this stage of Motherhood in its true light I have still been left infuriated by the usual debates, arguments and ignorance that have cropped up all over social media. The worst for me has to be the fact that at the start of the week I kept seeing an article asking if we should be calling it world feeding week?  Continue reading “Breastfeeding- Why All The Controversy?”

9 things I will do differently with baby number two

9 Things I Will Do Differently With My Second Baby

This may seem a little premature when I am only 16 weeks pregnant but there are a few things that I know I will do differently with baby number two. I’m not saying that I got it wrong with Jake, I definitely did everything that was right for him at the time and for me as a first time Mum. Being a Mum has been the best thing that has ever happened to me Continue reading “9 Things I Will Do Differently With My Second Baby”