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…

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…

Emily has a great group of friends 

Emily has a small but great group of friends. All of her friends are similar in ages and mean the world to her. It’s so lovely to see that she has a good little group of friends that she can laugh, play and learn with. Emily is incredibly lucky with the little group that she…

Do New Years resolutions really work now that you’re a parent?

As a singleton, I made numerous promises to myself that I’d commit to a set list of resolutions when the new year came. In my early twenties, it was always the gym, promising myself that if I bought myself a gym membership, I’d turn into a fitness freak with a good diet, defined abs and…

We’re going to Isleworth on Friday

We are going to Isleworth this weekend and I really can’t wait. Although I saw my mum a few weeks ago for Emily’s first birthday in London for lunch, it was only brief for a few hours and not long enough. It was be great to catch up with my niece, sister, grandparents, mum and…

Feed your child how you want, boob or bottle, mother knows best.  

There’s a lot of talk in the press at the moment that women who breastfeeding are slowly dying out, becoming such a rarity that it could stop all together. I don’t breastfeed Emily, but before you pass the judgement book, I stopped because I developed thrush and fuck me it was painful. Emily wasn’t getting…

This past week…

This week has been mad. Along with the usual work stuff, a bit of babysitting Emily’s cousinin Maidstone, Emily has been in a pretty crappy mood and I’ve not been that far behind either. She’s not only teething and suffering from the never-ending growing pains, she’s also really agitated and frustrated that she can’t crawl….

Funny what a difference a year makes 

It really is amazing what can happen in the space of a year. This time last year, I was sitting on my bed in my room listening to the commentator awarding the school kids at sports day in the field next door. I knew very little people, pretty much no one, whilst Sam worked in…

Dear childless friends…

This is a shoutout to all the single friends out there, not a particular individual but the masses, I think you should read and understand. It’s not a personal thing, or maybe it is, I don’t know, but I think this should be heard and all in good reason.  They say after pregnancy making friends…

My first Mother’s Day was perfect 

Thank you Sam and Emily for making my first Mother’s Day perfect. It was just lovely and perfect. To be honest Sam, you’re not a card buyer, that’s probably a bloke thing, so I wasn’t expecting much. I thought you’d skip on the card front and just stick to a bunch of flowers but you…

Valentine’s Day with a new baby 

This Valentine’s Day was different to last year. This year it involved Emily. She’s 12 weeks old and it’s safe to say although I don’t mind leaving her for an hour or two with Sam or my mother in law during the day I can’t do it in the evening just yet. It’s a little…

New parents survival guide 

Dear new parents, Are you sitting comfortably? You’re doing great. How’s the tiredness? Figured out a routine yet? Argued over the endless crying or who’s getting up to feed them? Emily is 28 days old. Time has flown like you wouldn’t believe or you will in the next few weeks. When she was born she…

Weird things us women do when we’re pregnant…

Pee on about 5 sticks to make sure we’re really really sure that we’re pregnant… Get super fidgety when you want to tell someone before the 3 month mark, but can’t, even though it’s so darn exciting…. Freak out about how our family and friends will take our news… If you get morning sickness in your…