Mosquitos seem to love me at the moment

Two visits to the park in the last fortnight has resulted me in looking like a mutant. Apparently my skin is just too juicy and needs to be continuously sucked on by mosquitos in this damp warm weather. First time was a just over a week ago and I had a mild allergic reaction which…

Weird habits I’ve gained since having Emily

There’s certainly some weird habits us women pick up when we’re pregnant but they get weirder once your child is born, something even 20 months on, I still do. I wake in the middle of the night to double check she’s still breathing It’s a habit I’ve had since we brought her home. I can’t…

We’re back to sleepless nights again

I thought this was over. But no, those times before where I thought I had it all covered, I was back to my sleep-through-the-night routines again, oh how I miss them. I assumed teething or maybe growing pains, but it appears it’s normal once again to have terrible nights sleep. Whilst Sam sleeps soundly upstairs…

A new game to help reduce anxiety? Sign me up!

Anxiety if you’ve ever experienced it, is unpleasant. It can affect people in different ways, at different times, can last a moment, or a lot longer and can be due to a number of different factors like work, relationships, financial worries and more. I’ve experienced anxiety for a number of years but have managed it…

Night terrors are relentless lately

Last night Emily had a night terror and dear god it was like summoning something from the exorcist. At first, not knowing what it was, I picked her up and Sam said put her in bed with us, which of course woke up some mini-demon and a full-blown temper tantrum followed, lasting 10 mins downstairs…

The NHS Hero Awards should be watched by all.

The other day I watched The NHS Hero Awards, and yes I did cry, it most definitely wasn’t allergies. If you didn’t watch it, try and catch it on the ITV hub, as it should be seen. It’s an awards show honouring the NHS staff and dozens of volunteers who work tirelessly at the heart…

Advice for new mums…

Honestly, I’m probably not the best person to give advice on having a baby and what happens next as I’ve only had one baby, a baby, my baby, little Emily who isn’t so little anymore, but in the eyes of just about most, is very little, but I do think there should be some kind…

Muscle Food Review

If you buy the groceries in your house, you’ll know that buying any type of meat is normally quite expensive. It doesn’t matter where you shop, if you have a growing family, buying weekly shopping is expensive. I buy the food in this house and cook too. As you can tell from this blog I’m…

Walking Club in Ramsgate who’s with me?

So a few months ago, a friend and I were thinking of setting up a walking club of some sort. Obviously at the time everything was so weather dependent but now that the sun wants to stay, walking more and enjoying this fine coastline and fresh air seems like a great idea. We had originally…

Dribble Fever Has Arrived

As if having a fever for 24 hours wasn’t enough earlier this week, Emily’s teeth have decided to drop in for a bit of a party too. Now, thanks to the various few teeth trying to claw their way in, another level of dribbling has entered the building too. And I mean a lot. Dribbling…

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….

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…