Category: Parenting and life

Liebster Award

I’ve been nominated for a Liebster Award! Thank you to fellow mummy blogger Gimme Five for nominating me! What’s that I hear you cry? The Liebster Award is given from one blogger to another. The idea is to find out more about new blogs and the bloggers who blog them. The rules are: Thank …

Snot fun (it really isn’t): Toddler illness. Urgh

As I write this, from what I am sure is to be my death bed (I promise, I am totally not being over dramatic), I am trying to remember when everyone in this house was last fighting fit. It seems a very long time ago indeed. If it isn’t one …

Mummy’s hangry: Post pregnancy dieting

Most women who’ve just given birth, with the notable exception of celebrities, tend to leave hospital – shock horror – a few pounds heavier than when they got pregnant. You can’t have failed to note the furore that surrounded poor old Kate Middleton when she dared to leave the hospital …

First time mums

I liken First Time Mums to learner drivers. We were all there once, for some of us not so long ago, but once you aren’t one any longer you suddenly know better. Just like learner drivers, First Time Mums begin to irritate you irrationally. You find you now have limited …

The 27 month check

In our neck of the woods, there is no such thing as a two year check, but instead an oddly specific 27-month check. I know this because I recently received a letter from the health visiting team requesting I make an appointment for the toddler, along with a questionnaire to …

Bath time: Our nightly routine

I used to so love a bath. The average person, when asked to picture in their mind’s eye a bath time scenario, will probably imagine a relaxing affair, conjuring up images of soft lighting, candles, a good book, decadent smelly bubbles, a face mask perhaps, maybe even a cheeky glass …