Dummy no more?

At Emily’s nursery, in her toddler group, dummies are forbidden. Plenty of times I’ve dropped Emily off with a dummy in her mouth as she refuses to give hers up and I pick her up and she’s without it. I’m fine with this. After all, a dummy limits a child’s speech and that’s the last…

Birthday Cake bakerdays Review

Who doesn’t love cake? Marie Antoinette once famously said, “Let them eat cake,” and cake we shall eat. I love cake, it’s cake! I don’t think you need much more convincing than that, but cake is a need, a must really for almost all occasions, not just celebrations and birthdays. A few weeks ago I…

Formula and your baby

I spoke to a friend the other week about their baby and their formula. They had stopped breastfeeding so had decided to go on formula instead for a few reasons. But they noticed it took a few tries with different formulas before they settled on one, which seemed to work for a few weeks, then…

We have a leftie! ✋🏻

Being a left-hander, I have grown up knowing the struggle us lefties have in a world full of right-handers. According to Anything Left Handed, the world’s first, specialist left-handed shop, in the UK around 13% of men and 11% of women are left-handed. Since Emily has been able to pick anything up, she’s used her…

I’m all set for Emily’s birthday, 5 weeks early!

It’s been a month since I wrote a post about starting to plan Emily’s birthday. Since then, I’ve booked a table for the birthday dinner, confirmed my mum and Leon are coming with their accommodation sorted, friends and family invited and confirmed and birthday presents wrapped, her birthday outfit sorted, and I’ve actually finished the…

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…

I went to the hairdressers and Emily hated it.

It’s a known fact I rarely if ever go to the hairdressers, it’s nothing to do with the trade and I’m no hobo but my mums a hairdresser so I have always had my hair done at home, for free without all the fuss. Sam’s cousin Jo, owner of JoJo’s hair and beauty and part…

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…

What are you doing this summer with your kids?

With the recent temperatures heating up the country making a plan for the summer holidays with Emily has been difficult. Ok so technically it’s not summer holidays for us as I work from home but it’s still the summer. What have we got in store for Emily? Well we’re going to Bristol to visit family,…