Parenting

What A Whirlwind It’s Been

I’ve made it through my first year of motherhood, but not unscaved. Dark circles, bad back, headaches, fatigue – you name it, I’ve probably got it! The sleepless nights are brutal, especially to begin with. I remember thinking to myself, I can’t  physically keep waking up every hour. Those early days all merged together in to one big blur. ‘Baby…

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Parenting

Daisygro Unisex Bibs – The Perfect Christmas Gift

I love the idea of unisex clothes for babies and children. It’s refreshing not to have all pink or all blue clothes – it’s nice to have a variety of colours! So you can imagine how thrilled I was to receive some gorgeous unisex bibs from Daisygro. Patterned bibs seem to be really popular now for babies. Not only do…

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Parenting

It’s Not Just The Elderly Who Get Lonely

There’s a lot of awareness surrounding the topic of elderly loneliness. However, there seems to be a big taboo regarding loneliness amongst stay at home mums. It just isn’t talked about, but it’s a very real struggle for many mums. It’s sometimes hard to imagine how you can be lonely when you have a little person clinging to your legs…

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Parenting

Society Has Created Stressful Parenting

A common phrase you’ll hear as a new mum is, “you’ll build a rod for your own back”. This usually comes after instructions such as, don’t let the baby fall asleep in your arms, don’t let the baby sleep in your bed or don’t feed the baby to sleep. I always found it strange hearing people talk about babies in…

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Parenting, Skincare

Living With Adult Acne

Before I start, I want to say that I know there are hundreds of worse things to live with than bad skin. When I really think about it, I realise how insignificant acne is in the grand scheme of things. However, there have been times when it’s really got me down. For me, acne first reared its ugly head when…

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Parenting

7 Thoughts Of A Mum When Shopping

1. Before becoming a mum, your first thoughts when arriving to the shopping mall were probably, I should just pop to the loo before I start shopping. However, as a mum you’re so used to holding in your pee for hours that your first thought is,  where’s the nearest takeaway coffee shop. I NEED coffee. 2. Before you had a…

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Parenting

Best Baby Products For Bath Time

Angelcare Soft Touch Baby Bath (upto 6 months) We had this bath for Molly up until she was six months old. It was probably the most used product we’ve bought for her! Not only did I use it to bath her in, it doubled up as a fantastic seat to pop her in whilst I got myself washed and dressed…

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Parenting, Recipes

Lentil & Courgette Fritters – Baby Led Weaning

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a Baby Led Weaning recipe, but I thought I’d share Molly’s favourite dinner with you – lentil and courgette fritters! I think Molly loves these as they’re really easy for her to pick up. It’s such a quick dinner to throw together and you can add any other vegetables you like. I sometimes…

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Parenting, Recipes

Why We’re Going Vegetarian

I’ve never really eaten much meat in my diet, but I admit to enjoying the odd roast chicken or KFC! However, I nearly always choose the vegetarian option when I eat out, mainly because I actually prefer the taste of vegetarian food. I have often thought about what might be in the meat I’m eating, but I think like most…

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