2 boys and a dog in a living room playing with toys

Why It’s Not as Stressy Having the Second Child

Just the other day my sister said to me, ‘You’re not as stressy as you were the first time around’ and she is completely right. I’m not. Yes, I am exhausted, yes I still lose my shit but I don’t get worked up in the same way as I did as a first time Mum and I certainly don’t over the same things. You see, I have learnt a very important lesson in the (almost) last 5 years, that sometimes you just need to let it go.  Continue reading “Why It’s Not as Stressy Having the Second Child”

three images of mum and baby swimming

Our Turtle Tots Brand Ambassadorship #bringonthesmiles

Well, our brand ambassadorship has come to a close and to say I am a little sad about that is an understatement. I am the first to admit that my attitude towards baby swimming hasn’t been the most positive in the past. When I had Jake, I thought people were crazy to pay out for a newborn to go swimming, for making the time and effort to go to a class when they were so sleep deprived and for getting their babies to swim under the water, all I could think was ‘how will this benefit them?!Continue reading “Our Turtle Tots Brand Ambassadorship #bringonthesmiles”

child and mother looking at a map

The Benefits Of Developing Your Child’s Skills From An Early Age

Every parent wants the absolute best for their child, but sometimes it’s hard to find the balance between looking after them and challenging them. Puzzles, projects and sport for kids can all go a long way in preparing them for the future, but how do you make sure you’re not pushing them too hard? To help you out with this little dilemma, here are some tips on why it might be worth developing your child’s skills through fun, stimulating activities, even from an early age. Continue reading “The Benefits Of Developing Your Child’s Skills From An Early Age”

baby eating in a high chair

Making the Kitchen Child-Friendly

More accidents happen in kitchens than any other room in the home, and many of them involve small children. Take a look around your kitchen and find ways of making this less likely to happen in your home. This does not mean you have to compromise on style or the use of your kitchen, it just means some careful planning and common sense is needed. Continue reading “Making the Kitchen Child-Friendly”

3 images of clothing one with baby wearing vest and pants then vest and pants on the beach with the title little drop in the ocean review

Little Drop in The Ocean Eco-Clothing: A Review

I have a secret…

I’m a bit obsessed with cute baby clothes. I’m also a bit obsessed with funky prints and designs. Add in eco-friendly, enough space to fit a fluff cloth bum and I’m hooked.

Which is precisely why I’ve been lusting over the gorgeous children’s clothes from Little Drop in the Ocean for months now. Continue reading “Little Drop in The Ocean Eco-Clothing: A Review”

for first steps logo and toys plus giveaway

For First Steps Sustainable Toys Giveaway

‘For First Steps’ is a brand new eco-friendly, ethically sourced, unique online shop which is brimming with beautiful products for your children. From wooden toys to handmade dolls, natural rubber bath toys and puzzles and games. There are toiletries and night time essentials as well as mealtime accessories, baby blankets and so much more. Continue reading “For First Steps Sustainable Toys Giveaway”

Jake with baby

How to Help Your Child Cope with Having a Sibling in NICU

I was recently contacted by a Mother asking me if I had written a post on how to help your child cope with having their sibling in NICU. I hadn’t even thought about this as a blog topic but also couldn’t believe I had overlooked it! Through the emotions, the tiredness, the back and forth to the hospital, I had constantly thought about our baby and writing about his journey yet the other superstar hasn’t had a mention, and he definitely deserves one.  Continue reading “How to Help Your Child Cope with Having a Sibling in NICU”