A good walk for little legs

A few days ago after a morning meeting, Emily and I met Clare and Scarlet for a few hours. We had decided the day before that we’d walk along Government Acre, letting our little ones run free, then pop by the boating pool for a cuppa, hoping that the long walk would have an affect,…

I meal plan a week in advance, here’s why you should do it too

Keeping on track of what I need to cook for my family isn’t always the easiest task in the world. Most meals I cook for Sam and Emily, doesn’t always interest Emily. She’s good with her food but she’s a little-food-but-often kind of child, so a sit down meal in the evening before us adults…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…