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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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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