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…

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…

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…

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….

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…

What I’ve learnt in the year since Emily was born

Since Emily was born so many things have happened. Amazing things, wonderful things, crazy things. It’s been a brilliant journey and we’re only 15 months in. The past 15 months has flown by at a ridiculous rate. How did we make it through this time without killing each other? But although there’s been moments, it’s…

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…

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…