Advice for new mums…

Honestly, I’m probably not the best person to give advice on having a baby and what happens next as I’ve only had one baby, a baby, my baby, little Emily who isn’t so little anymore, but in the eyes of just about most, is very little, but I do think there should be some kind…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Parents who fail at parenting

Parenting isn’t easy. Emily is 15m and walking everywhere and as amazing as it is that she is taking those big old steps and she’s exploring the world, you need eyes everywhere- at the back of your head just doesn’t cut it anymore. Tiny humans are crazy. In a world where everything is shared constantly…

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…

The teething night terrors are back

After 2 weeks of semi-decent nights sleep and I thought it was pretty much over, Emily’s teeth have come back to cause more havoc. My poor little baby is experiencing it terribly. Thanks to abnesol and a lot of patience from me, we’re back to midnight wakes, screaming crying, red cheeks and the constant need…

Emily had her first haircut and boy was it hard work!

Emily and I went up to visit my family the other weekend and whilst we were up there, I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to get Emily’s hair trimmed. As my mum is a hairdresser, I wouldn’t have anyone else cutting her hair, but because it was the all-important first hair cut, I’d…

What you really need to buy for your new arrival

A few months ago a blogger on Twitter asked her followers how many babygro’s she needed for her newborn and the response was a little all over the place. Some tweeted back their enthusiasm for the common white babygro, others mentioned other things, whilst the rest simply just responded in the excitement that she soon…

Sleep regression, when will it end?

Emily hasn’t been sleeping throughout the night now for about five weeks. What started off with a little midnight wake up for a feed has now turned into proper sleep regression, and I’m starting to lose the will to live. I had heard about sleep regression before but I always thought it was for children…