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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10 ways I am Rocking Motherhood.


I was recently tagged by The_Grumpy_Mum for the #RockingMotherhood tag. I have loved reading other peoples posts, and think it’s a great idea for mums to give themselves a pat on the back! The tag was started by Pat at whitecamellias – and since then has become a hit amongst parent bloggers far and wide. We all spend so much time thinking about the…

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5 teeth at 6 months old – now how do we look after them?!


“Wow” – say most people when I tell them that my 6 month old baby has already cut 5 teeth. “That’s great”. Mmmmm – yes it’s good that we are getting them out of the way, but he’s so young to be going through constant pain, as well as his developmental milestones which are currently coming thick and fast! The one…

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Why “the real me” quit social media


Back in 2007 a friend of mine told me about a new social media platform – Facebook. “Join”, she said, “it means we can all still keep in touch easily!” I was fresh out of university, and had moved to a new city for my first full time job. On joining, I never knew just how popular or addictive it…

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The Bedtime Tag


Thank you to Grumpy Mum Reviews for passing on the bedtime tag! I’m currently sat in bed with a baby sleeping in the next room……so, the perfect time to write this! 1. Describe your usual bedtime routine  Our bedtime routine is still a work in progress. It starts between 6.30pm-7pm depending on just how grumpy the little man is, and…

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The dreaded 4 month sleep regression


“Coffee, pass me the coffee” – these are usually the first things that come out of my mouth in the morning. We’re 5 weeks into the 4 month sleep regression, and yes, it’s been extremely tough. 5 weeks of wake ups every 90mins – 2 hourly during the night, no rest during the day (whoever said sleep when they sleep…

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Sunshine blogger award: My answers and nominations


Back in October prior to the dreaded 4 month sleep regression, the lovely Lex from No Manual to Mummy nominated me for the sunshine blogger award. (Sorry it’s taken me so long – sleep deprivation took over!) Go visit the lovely Lex at: www.nomanualtomummy.com So, thank you for thinking of me, and here are the answers to the questions! Better…

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Baby books – useful or useless?!


3 weeks before the little one arrived, a friend of mine gave me a pile of baby books she had lying around. I suddenly realised that this baby was nearly here and I hadn’t looked at a single book for advice! I read up on everything – so why not this?! I read a few of the books during the…

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