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,…

Ramsgate needs more activities for children under 5 throughout the year

I said this before and I’ll say it again, there just isn’t enough activities for younger children in and around Ramsgate, thanet even, especially in the summer. This week kids across the country break up for the summer holidays. 6-7 weeks of children aged 4-16 off and parents frantically trying to figure out how to…

We visited Jungle Jim’s again and this time had mixed feelings

Emily and I have only been to Jungle Jim’s on two occasions including our last visit. The last time was last year with Clare and her daughter Scarlet where we visited the inside soft play area for children. Although the soft play area was ok, it wasn’t great for them, as they were restricted to…

I meal plan a week in advance, here’s why you should do it too

Keeping on track of what I need to cook for my family isn’t always the easiest task in the world. Most meals I cook for Sam and Emily, doesn’t always interest Emily. She’s good with her food but she’s a little-food-but-often kind of child, so a sit down meal in the evening before us adults…

Emily is a Little explorer

Whatever we’re doing and wherever we are doing it, Emily loves to explore. She’s an adventurer, an eager explorer wanting to know everything, why, what it is and how she can play or be part of it. Don’t be fooled by her statue, she may be only 18 months but she knows what she wants…