Emily is desperate to crawl 

Emily is 7 months now and desperately trying to crawl. She’s figured her legs move and do something, she’s just not figured out how to use her legs to move her body. So she’s getting frustrated, agitated, annoyed, upset, that she can’t get further than rolling. She’s mastered that down to a T, she’s forever…

Jar, pouch or DIY

Now that the teething is over, and The two bottom front teeth have popped through, we’re back to weaning again. It was a difficult few weeks, apart from a bit of porridge in the morning, Emily wouldn’t have anything else apart from formula. Now that we’re back to weaning, I’m trying everything to get Emily…

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…

Trying to diet as a new parent [pics] 

Trying to diet as a new parent has its negatives. Why would anyone want to give up junk food? The benefits are being slimmer than before, but eating 3 meals a day is a challenge, especially as a parent. I’m pretty sure the other morning I ate half a bar of chocolate and this morning,…

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…

The best parent memes 

Parenting, it’s a funny old thing. Here’s some of the best parenting memes around… 

Blisters suck 

It’s that time of the year again when we get our tootsies out, expose the old pasty feet and put on our sandals. I’m not one, usually, for wearing sandals, I’m normally dying in a pair of converse or trainers, but I decided to buy myself a pair of Birkenstocks. So comfy these sandals, hugging…

New Guilty Pleasure: Riviera on Sky Atlantic

2017 seems to be the year of great TV. There’s a whole host of brilliant TV shows on at the moment and my planner is currently packed with TV shows, left right and centre as I dive into each one and feast my eyes on the latest show. I would say Sky Atlantic’s ‘Riviera’ is…

This heat won’t let me sleep 

Ever since Emily was born, sleeping changed for me. Instead of the usual get back into a sort of routine, like most, I’ve struggled to sleep a proper night through, mainly because I wake up roughly the same time every night, panicking that Emily isn’t breathing. Any mother knows that feeling. When it’s just silence…

My daughter does “talk” loudly, so what? 

  Emily talks. Ok, it’s not actual words, a lot of goo goo, ga ga, da da da and other random noises but she’s hellbent on letting everyone know that she’s here and you must take notice. I love that she has her own little language and she gets happy at the sound of her…