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”

why Cornwall is a great holiday destination with a baby

Why Cornwall is a Great Holiday Destination With a Baby

Our first holiday as a family was to the stunning county of Cornwall when Jake was just 6 months old. We didn’t fancy attempting a holiday abroad with a baby due to the fact we didn’t know how he would take to the heat or even flying so we looked at our options of where to stay in the UK. Cornwall stood out to us because they is just so much to see and do and let’s face it when you have a child your priorities of what a holiday has to offer completely change – bye, bye long days spent sunning yourself on a beach whilst drinking cocktails!

We booked a caravan on the family friendly site Continue reading “Why Cornwall is a Great Holiday Destination With a Baby”

baby on its side

Teething is NOT a Myth!

Believe it or not, there are a certain amount of health practitioners out there who have claimed that teething pain does not exist. Whilst researching for my book I came across articles that claimed every symptom parents’ have ever reported, over hundreds of years, are not linked to teething, that children get approximately 20 viral infections in their first couple of years and coincidentally they get 20 teeth, so we are mistaking teething for colds and that most of the signs are in fact made up in our own minds. Continue reading “Teething is NOT a Myth!”

inspirational stories week 8 written on a book

Inspirational Stories Week Eight: Five Little Doves- Surviving Baby Loss

Inspirational stories: Many of us have them but may not even realise how important they truly are or are too modest to shout it from the roof-tops. Successes should be shared and enjoyed, especially when certain hurdles or obstacles have had to be overcome to get there. Your story could help others reach their full potential. For this reason, I wanted to find some truly inspiring people who have a story that needs to be told. Each week I will bring you a different story with a different angle but one that you will just have to read.

In our final week of the inspirational series we hear from Laura who blogs over at Five Little Doves. Her story is of loss and gain and how her dream of having a big family finally came true… Continue reading “Inspirational Stories Week Eight: Five Little Doves- Surviving Baby Loss”

my sleep thief asleep on the sofa

Dealing With A Sleep Thief

I am currently on a few parenting pages on social media and have noticed that sleep is one of the most popular topics being discussed and alongside that, the term sleep regression is cropping up more frequently. Being a Mum who never read any baby books or who never signed up to baby websites (because I chose to ‘learn on the job’!) there are times Continue reading “Dealing With A Sleep Thief”

mum and baby in hospital

First Time Parents: my little bit of advice

If you are expecting for the first time you may have a thousand questions, secret worries and be feeling bogged down with information coming from all directions. Suddenly everybody is a baby expert and thinks they know best. There are hundreds of baby books in the shops, classes to attend and health visitor leaflets. How can you take it all in? Continue reading “First Time Parents: my little bit of advice”

collage of family on a plane flying to Zante

Top tips for flying with your child

As I write this I am sat happily and safely in a villa in Zante. I say safely because I can admit that a small part of me was bricking it about flying after so many recent devastating events which have happened all over the world. Maybe I wouldn’t have been quite so concerned if I didn’t have a child; it does seem as though dangers are now much more heightened in my mind with having a little person to protect.

Anyway, we are here and Jake’s first Continue reading “Top tips for flying with your child”