I hesitate to use the phrase ‘inspired by’ but I was sufficiently incensed by this post from lovely Katie at Heels and Hooves about the disgracefully insensitive and downright rude comments directed at her about the size of her baby daughter Lottie, that I felt like I should back her up. As the mother of… Continue reading When it comes to our babies, size doesn’t matter
If you’ve been following Jake’s weaning journey on the blog, you’ll know that he loves his food! Now at 10 months, he’s quite adept at managing finger foods, but like any 10 month old, he also enjoys throwing half eaten biscuit on the floor, and that’s before we even think about the inevitable mess that… Continue reading Review: Messy Me high chair cushions
A couple of months ago I was absolutely delighted to be chosen as one of the runners up in the PurFlo Blogger of the Year search, and to have the opportunity to work with them over the course of 2016. I have previously reviewed their magnificent Breathable Nest, which Jake slept beautifully in before he… Continue reading Review: PurFlo SleepSac
For the second in my ‘Meet the #WorkingMumsClub’ series, I was delighted to have a little chat with mumpreneur Jen, who juggles three children along with running her own business. Jen came up with the idea for Tidy Tot, a clever bit of kit which makes baby and toddler mealtimes a lot less messy, and… Continue reading Meet the #WorkingMumsClub: Jen of Tidy Tot
I’ve written a post for the Maternity Matters website I co-edit, to support our #MyBirthMyBody campaign, raising awareness of issues surrounding postnatal body image along with those of bodily autonomy during pregnancy and childbirth. I’d urge you to check out the amazing video featuring some brave c-section mums showing off their scars, and to read my post about perceptions of body image and how mums can accept their new ‘normal’.
We’d love to hear your experiences of the issues raised in the post – Tweet us @MaternityMattrs and use the hashtag #MyBirthMyBody to join the conversation.
In my recent post about returning to work after maternity leave, I threw open the doors to the #WorkingMumsClub and invited the world of gainfully employed mothers to come in and have a sit down with a well-earned brew and a KitKat (we’re easily pleased). If you’d like to join too, keep an eye on… Continue reading Meet the #WorkingMumsClub: Hannah of Budding Smiles
Unless you are following a completely baby-led approach to weaning, those of us who start off with little spoonfuls of smooth puree will eventually have to face the big weaning challenge of introducing lumps to your baby’s diet. From around 7-8 months your baby will be ready to try a bit more varied texture in… Continue reading Introducing lumps with the HiPP Organic Wean Team
Jake was picked to be a Brand Rep for Nuby a couple of months ago, and the timing couldn’t have been more perfect. With teething and weaning coinciding as they so often do, I was thrilled to be able to try out some of Nuby’s teethers and baby tableware from their extensive range. And so… Continue reading Win a £25 Nuby voucher!
This week has taken some getting used to. Gone are the heady days of rolling out of bed at 7am, leisurely preparing for the school run by throwing on some jeans and having time for some breakfast with the boys, returning home for a day of pottering around the house, watching daytime TV and enjoying… Continue reading The end of maternity leave: back to the #WorkingMumsClub
I’m pleased to report that Jake is coming on in leaps and bounds with his weaning! At 8 months old, he’s now enjoying a wide variety of foods and is proving to be a lot more adventurous and tolerant than his big brother was at this stage. I’ve been conscious of ensuring he tries lots… Continue reading The moment we tried…. with the HiPP Organic Wean Team