What are you doing this summer with your kids?

With the recent temperatures heating up the country making a plan for the summer holidays with Emily has been difficult. Ok so technically it’s not summer holidays for us as I work from home but it’s still the summer. What have we got in store for Emily? Well we’re going to Bristol to visit family,…

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 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…

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…

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…

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…

I love the conversations Emily and I have… 

In the past few weeks, Emily has been more theatrical with her sounds. They aren’t actually words, much to Sam’s disappointment she hasn’t figured out how to say ‘Dada’ yet but her little noises daily, from quiet little babbles trying to figure out something on her playmat, to the loud ones when out with friends…

 Is tummy time really that important?

Emily isn’t a fan. I’ve tried since she was a few weeks old to put her on her tummy and she’s just not interested. Mainly I get screaming and crying. It’s a tricky subject amongst friends. Some follow by the book, others babies fell into it and take it in their stride and other babies,…

Amazing milestones: 3 months  

Babies grow at an unbelievable rate and transform from dependant newborn to active infant in a really short time. It’s also such an amazing thing to witness. Emily’s gone from a teeny tiny little baby to holding her head high and gurgling. Her vision has changed, she can see us and smiles when we make…