nursing box ideas

Nursing Box Ideas To Keep Your Toddler Entertained

Preparing to bring a new arrival home from hospital is an important task and one area I have been thinking about is something that will help to make Jake feel included and entertained whilst I am nursing his baby brother; a nursing box. This will be a special box that he can go to at anytime for when he is feeling bored or possibly left out and will keep him happily occupied whilst I am otherwise engaged. I know he will have a good understanding at his age but it will all still be very strange and new to him and as he has been the only child for 4 years I want him to feel as though his needs are also being thought about. 

So, I have had a little hunt around on the internet to find items that will suit his needs and these are what have grabbed my attention and are going on my wishlist. Continue reading “Nursing Box Ideas To Keep Your Toddler Entertained”

new baby- my birth story

An Eventful Birth Story: PPROM, VBAC and Prematurity

If you have been following my blog you will know that I have been openly documenting my pregnancy journey  and all topics that come along with it. What I thought was going to be a straight forward time and something lovely to write about suddenly changed at week 24 when I had a bleed. What followed was a second bleed, the loss of my mucus plug, the diagnosis of Group B Strep and then the preterm premature rupturing of membranes (PPROM) at 30 weeks leaving me in hospital to be monitored and the chances of infection being very high; a normal pregnancy had suddenly changed to one that was risky and quite scary.  Continue reading “An Eventful Birth Story: PPROM, VBAC and Prematurity”

toddler cutlery review

Encouraging Better Toddler Eating with Clever Grip Cutlery

 

As you will know from some of my Facebook posts, dinner time can be a real struggle in our household. Breakfast can go down a treat and can even last all morning, lunch is usually a healthy selection of finger foods which includes meat, cheese, fruit and so on but dinner time? That is a whole other ball game! Hot meals are not Jake’s favourite and trying new foods is a battle I have started to despise at 5pm. I’m not sure why this has occured but he has always been a very choky child and has always had issues with different textures so I think it has become a natural progression over the last couple of years. Continue reading “Encouraging Better Toddler Eating with Clever Grip Cutlery”

nautical theme nursery

The Best Nautical Themed Products for Your Nursery

Doing up the nursery for baby number 2 has been a mission but one that I have been passionate about seeing through, even when with issues such as carpet sizes being wrong, uneven walls, a tricky shelving unit and an eager three-year-old who wanted to add his own touches to the walls! Continue reading “The Best Nautical Themed Products for Your Nursery”

magic santa letter

Magic Santa Letter Review and Discount Code

With Halloween behind us, it is now the time to think further ahead to Christmas. I’m not usually very organised but this year I decided to make a change and ensure that I don’t leave it all until the week before. I have struggled with knowing how to treat Christmas since I had Jake on this day in 2013 but now that he is showing us how Christmas crazy he is I can accept that the day can be equally celebrated for both him and others. It is time for me to fall in love with this time of year all over again.

I can already give myself brownie points for one area because I have Jake’s letter from Santa ready Continue reading “Magic Santa Letter Review and Discount Code”

pregnancy and mum guilt

How Pregnancy Brings on a Whole New Wave of Mum Guilt

As if we need to feel more Mum guilt eh… Who’d have thought that pregnancy could bring on a whole new wave of it?! Well, it can and it has for me.

The first trimester wasn’t too bad. I was being physically sick and everyone could see the toll it was taking on me. I was off so many foods, I couldn’t keep much down and I could barely stay awake. Jake had twigged that I was pregnant before we even told him and he took on a good Continue reading “How Pregnancy Brings on a Whole New Wave of Mum Guilt”

five carved pumpkins

Simple Pumpkin Carving How To- no kits needed

Halloween really is all about the pumpkins now isn’t it and with this comes the pressure to carve the ‘perfect’ pumpkin for your home. I’ve noticed a rise in the stunning designs appearing all over social media but if like me, you don’t want to buy a kit full of all the tools and stencils to give you this look then this post is for you. Continue reading “Simple Pumpkin Carving How To- no kits needed”