Potty training made simple

When you start reading all about potty training, it’s an absolute minefield – I had no clue what to do or how to do it – let alone when to start! I had heard though that boys often are ready slightly later than girls – so I wasn’t in any rush! Thankfully, our nursery were […]

2019 – M.I.A

As the year draws to a close – I’M BACK!!!!!!! And, I couldn’t be more pleased! Those of you who follow me on Instagram (@mummysetra) are probably up to date with my 2019 journey, but for those of you who don’t – you may have thought i’d given up on my blog?! WRONG! So, where […]

‘Surely it’s time to have another?’

You find a boyfriend, and the question everyone asks you after you have been together a while is ‘any wedding bells?’ You get married, and then the question turns into ‘when are you having a baby?’ You have a baby, and then the question turns into ‘when are you having baby number 2?’ Anyone else […]

Why i’ve never appreciated Crimbo Limbo – until now!

Crimbo limbo – the time between Christmas and New year – also known as Twixmas? Say what? How is that the case? What’s it got to do with Twix?! (Nothing I know, but that’s what the word makes me want….. a twix!) It’s 11 years since I finished uni and started working full time, and […]

Have you tried the four gift rule?

Our first Christmas with a baby was totally overwhelming – especially where presents were concerned – and we hadn’t even given him anything from us! He had 30 + presents to open on Christmas Day, and needless to say we were all a bit sick of opening them – but everyone insisted on them being […]

From teething to brushing – our journey so far!

TEETHING hit us very early on when the little man’s first tooth came through at 3 months old! We had a few products that really helped us with the early teething journey, which can be found in one of my earlier blog posts. One of those products was the Brush-baby teether which we ended up using for […]

A weekend in the New Forest

It was supposed to be a weekend in Paris, but, in true working mum style, i’d left it till the last minute to book tickets, and prices were extortionate! So, I needed a plan B. We needed a weekend away, and as it was in between our birthdays, and Father’s day weekend coming up, it […]

Working mums don’t work as hard? HA!

Until I went back to work after having a child, i’ll admit, it did annoy me (just a little bit) that certain people got to leave on time every day, didn’t have to participate in the late rota, and therefore I (wrongly) perceived this as them having it ‘easy’. Fast forward to me now being […]

Would you use a dummy?

Dummies are one of those contentious subjects that everyone has opinions on –  whether they are a parent or not, and something people tend to ‘overshare’ their opinions on. In our NCT classes, we were provided with some questions to discuss as a couple before our new bundle of joy arrived, and one of them […]

Survival tips for working mums

Being a working mum is no walk in the park………! Sometimes I think i’m mad for going back full time, especially on the days i’m tired and sleep deprived……. BUT, I always try to sleep on it and (usually) always feel much better the next day, remembering why I decided to go back. Whilst on […]