My Daughter Isn’t In Dresses, So What?

Emily looks gorgeous in dresses, but no she doesn’t wear them all the time. This seems to be a problem for some people, not naming names, that I don’t dress her in dresses because I want her to just have fun. So I felt the need to write something, it shouldn’t bother me, but it…

I Want To Make Swimming More Of Emily’s Life

After a slight disappointing start with swimming for Emily earlier on thanks to the temperature at the pool where the classes were in the early stages of her little life, I’m still not giving up on my little water baby. Emily loves the bath. It’s almost, if not probably, the best time of day for…

Infographic: Tips On Getting Your Dream Job

Ok, so this post isn’t exactly parenting related but seeing as it’s a topic that regularly comes up when I’m with my friends, I’ll share it. Those of you who know me well, know that I’ve worked in not only social media but recruitment too. Both industries are areas that I know so when friends…

Children and iPads

A huge debate always occurs around the topic of children and technology. Young children with phones and access to the internet freely is wrong, and I will always stick to my guns as I’ve worked in the online industry for 10-years and have seen some things. But I’m not writing about kids with phones, I’m…

Nappy wars 

When you become a parent, you expect certain brands to be better than others. The more expensive something is, the better, right? So when I first put Pampers on Emily, I will admit I was disappointed. I think Pampers is very overpriced for what it is. But this is what I think, everyone has their own…

The skincare edit: Caring for your skin as a mum 

When we’re pregnant, our skin goes through amazing stages to compete with those crazy hormones and can sometimes take its toll on our skin. And then our gorgeous bundle of joy arrives and yet more craziness happens. Trying to cope with little sleep, and up and down diet, feeling stressed and getting used to a…

Emily is such a water baby, I want to get her into swimming

Last year with friends, Sam and  I went weekly to a swimming group in Margate. It was fun and Emily loved it. She looked so adorable in her little swimming outfit and loved kicking her little legs in the pool with daddy. But the swimming group didn’t last long, not for the little babies anyway….

Companies should hire more stay-at-home parents

A couple of weeks ago there was an article shared on professional network LinkedIn about employers shunning stay-at-home parents in favour of full-time onsite staff instead. I commented, I needed to because I am not only a stay-at-home parent, but I work from home, and I too feel the wreath of the big boots who…

Travelling with a baby abroad

Travelling with kids can be terrifying. I heard the horror stories, I read plenty of them and I thought different when we went on holiday with Emily in September last year. Sam and I weren’t really sure how the journey was going to pan out. We assumed the worst, admittedly, and I frantically bought every…

Would you pay money to attend a children’s birthday party?

I read in the paper a few months back that a single mother was asking parents to pay £6 a head for their children to come to her twins 5th birthday party and she was ridiculed online for it. Ruma Ali, 29, asked parents to help with the cost of boys Shiyan and Kiyan’s celebration at…

It’s good to laugh 😂

It’s really good to have a laugh. It’s also really great to share a laugh with friends, family and your partner. It’s infectious. Bonus it improves your health too. Laughing draws people together in ways that trigger healthy physical and emotional changes in your body. It has some great health benefits and strengthens your immune…