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…

Why it’s important to have a smear test

If you’re a woman over the age of 25, you will most likely have been invited to take a cervical screening test, otherwise known as a smear test. I had my first smear test when I was 24, I was using the coil as one of my methods of contraception and I often found I…

Come slim with me 

I have tried various diets since Emily arrived and failed on just as many losing the weight. I’ve tried Slimming World, a milkshake or two, restricting calories, different diets, following a dvd and plan and still I’m not where I want to be with my weight and it’s all down to bloody motivation. Oh and…

We went to Giovanni Fletcher’s book signing in Canterbury

If you don’t know much about Giovanna, she grew up in Essex with her Italian dad Mario, mum Kim, big sister Giorgina and little brother Mario (he was on TOWIE), and with family playing such a big part of her life it was only natural that she had always dreamed of having children of her…

Sleep regression, when will it end?

Emily hasn’t been sleeping throughout the night now for about five weeks. What started off with a little midnight wake up for a feed has now turned into proper sleep regression, and I’m starting to lose the will to live. I had heard about sleep regression before but I always thought it was for children…

Babies with piercings, thoughts?

I know a few people, who decided that their baby, at a young age should and did get their child’s ear pierced. Some people scream it’s child abuse, others think it’s just wrong and others refuse to comment. Thing is whatever you agree with, it’s not your body to mess with to start piercing holes…

What’s happening to the NHS dentists in Kent?

Sam visited his dentist last week for a check up and was told that his surgery and it’s sister surgery was closing in a Ramsgate, leaving 16k patients desperately trying to find a new one. Hundreds of people have expressed their concern over finding a new dentist in posts I’ve seen shared online as Sam’s…

Emily was sick over Christmas :(

Did everyone have a good Christmas? Ours was a little quiet. Whilst most dealt with hyperactive children and stuffing their faces with turkey, our Christmas was filled with something very different. Our poor little baby was sick. From Christmas Eve right through till 2 days ago, Emily fought a bout of vomit and tummy trouble…

Emily’s teeth are really starting to come through 

For the past few weeks, a Emily has been a little up and down, again. As if this time of year doesn’t already bring the sniffly, snotty noses that all parents and their little ones need just in time for Christmas, teething and growing pains also love to jump in whenever they have a chance…

Emily has upped her eating game 

After a successful few months weaning her from 4 months old, Emily took little interest in food when her first teeth started coming through about 6 months. Don’t get me wrong she showed interest in some things, liked others, enjoyed her yoghurts, fruit purees and snacks but beyond that, she wasn’t interested. Whilst her friends…