When did I become invisible?


I’m not exactly sure when it happened, and it took me a few weeks to realise, but suddenly, as soon as I had pushed a baby out, people didn’t want to know about ME anymore. Family and friends who used to call me for a chat, ask me to go to dinner / shopping, all of a sudden didn’t want to know about…

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My top 5 teething products


Anyone who has read my previous posts will know that we had a very early teether! His first two teeth came through at 3 months old and we were not prepared at all! Fast forward to 9 months old and we have just had tooth number 7 pop through – and boy has this one been tough (and taken its…

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Stroller review – Silver Cross Zest


At 7 months pregnant when we purchased our babies travel system, I didn’t think that 9 months later I would be going back out to buy a stroller. I thought that the mega bucks we were spending on the system would be all that we needed – I was very wrong! Fast forward 9 months, and having just booked our…

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The first month of our weaning journey…….


Weaning (or should I say “introducing solids”) wasn’t something that I had given much thought to until my Week by Week book mentioned it when the little man turned 4 months old. I had also had friends who had weaned their children early, before 6 months, and panicked that I hadn’t even thought about it! From around 4 and a…

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8 months into being a mum – how do I feel?


The last 8 months have been an absolute whirlwind, so it’s rare that I get to actually sit down and think about how I actually feel. I can’t believe that in the last 8 months I have given birth, looked after a newborn (and he’s still ok!), and now have an infant who is clapping, squealing and trying to crawl!…

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Midweek family meals made easy by Dolmio – #Thankgoodness


Midweek meals are the worst to sort out at the moment – mainly due to lack of time and the trillions of other jobs that need doing. I normally don’t start to think about dinner until after lunchtime, and then struggle to make anything of nutritional value due to lack of ingredients and creativity! Step in Dolmio and Britmums, and…

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Summer Holidays: 10 things to pack for baby


As I found out a few weeks ago, going on holiday has a whole different meaning once a baby comes along! Gone are the relaxing, lazy days by the pool snoozing and reading at your leisure, it’s more making sure that you have enough entertainment for your baby so you can soak up at least a little bit of that…

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My letter to Theresa May on International Women’s Day


Dear Theresa May, International Women’s Day is a wonderful occasion for us to celebrate all women and their achievements, especially here in the UK. Women have come a long way in the past 100 years in terms of their rights, and more recently the fight for equality in the gender pay gap. It makes me proud to be a woman looking…

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Yes, i’m planning to return to work – FULL TIME…….


Halfway into my maternity leave I was approached by my boss about an opportunity that was coming up – someone was leaving to do a long term secondment, and they had thought of me as a potential candidate. I was made up that they’d thought of me, especially seeing as I was on maternity leave! The job would be a promotion,…

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Baby Merlin’s Magic Sleepsuit – Review and GIVEAWAY


For anyone who has read my post the-dreaded-4-month-sleep-regression, you will know exactly what I was up against – wake ups every hour or two throughout the night, which were starting to take their toll. So, when the lovely Maureen, creator of the Magic Sleepsuit got in touch after seeing my blog post, I was very excited. I had briefly heard about the…

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