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…

Emily has upped her eating game 

After a successful few months weaning her from 4 months old, Emily took little interest in food when her first teeth started coming through about 6 months. Don’t get me wrong she showed interest in some things, liked others, enjoyed her yoghurts, fruit purees and snacks but beyond that, she wasn’t interested. Whilst her friends…

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 weather is pants and it’s making us all sick

So this week is a pretty big week. This week we wave goodbye to the little digits and say hello to the big almighty 1, because Emily will be going from little baby to what the professionals class as “toddler.” But this week couldn’t just run smoothly without hiccups could it? Of course not. We’ve…

I can’t believe how quickly Emily is growing 

Emily is a very alert, inquisitive baby. She has been really, since she was a few weeks old. She wants to know what’s going on at all times and will stop at nothing to make sure she’s right in the middle of everything, whatever it is, whenever. In September my mum came down for the…

Tummy bugs can go to hell 

I’ve just got over a really nasty tummy bug. Something had been brewing for the past week, and I had no idea what it was until it came to light Wednesday night after cooking a spicy dinner. Wednesday night was the night I decided to cook the Pheasant I had bought at the game store…

Feeling very spoilt 

So it was my birthday last Wednesday, I’m a grand old age of 32. Ok, not old, not even in the slightest, but I’m feeling good as Nina Simone once suggested in her hit song. Why you ask? Well, apart from the lovely well wishers from friends, family, old colleagues and connections as far as…

Emily is finally sleeping the night through 

 I’m here, finally I am here people. Emily can sleep through the night. I don’t know who to thank, maybe myself for getting us to this stage, but I would like to swoop and jump around lie I just don’t care, but I can’t right now as she’s having a nap and I’m having…

I’m so pleased the injections have stopped until Emily turns 1

Thank God Emily doesn’t have any more bloody injections until she turns a year old. Honestly the first year of their lives, you’re told how difficult it can be, that relationships can really be tested and that it will get better, but sometimes, it can be so difficult, but like childbirth, most of it becomes…

Emily loves trying to feed herself 

At 4 months, I can’t believe how much my little girl is changing. It seems so long ago when we put her tiny little self into the cot, as she slept peacefully, with two tired eyes staring down at her. Only those few months ago, she depended on us so much, for milk, to clothe,…

It’s normal to have anxiety as a new parent 

Since we took Emily home from the hospital, tucked her into her crib and everyday until this very moment, I’ve been nervous, panicky. For 9 months she was kept safe inside my bump and now she’s out in the open in a world where a businessman with a terrible hairstyle is president of the USA,…

Dear Daddy… 

Dear Daddy, I may only  be a few months old but I’m so thankful you’re my daddy. From the moment I came into world you were there helping mummy be strong and showed her love like never before. You were there when I was brought into this world, carried to the table, watched me as…