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Why it’s not okay to ask the baby question

Many of us have had the question. It usually starts shortly after some people get married, when your friends or siblings start to pop the babies out or defiantly after you hit 30. ‘When are you going to start having Read more…


Why I Am So Grateful For Grandparents

How brilliant are grandparents? I have always known how lucky I am to have such a close family but it wasn’t until I was pregnant and then had Amelia that I realised how lucky I was and how amazing it Read more…


2018: Family plans and learning to be calmer 

I never make New year resolutions. I always feel it can put a bit too much pressure on people and then lead to disappointment. Instead of resolutions I aim to make goals of things that I would like to achieve Read more…


To the girl who changed everything: on your second birthday

Dear Amelia Here I am looking back at another year as your mummy. It doesn’t seem like that long ago I was sat here thinking how I couldn’t believe that my little baby was about to turn one. Now I Read more…


Why I am loving my little independent toddler

A few months ago I wrote about my fear of the toddler years. I feel like I am now in a place where I feel a little more confident about things and what is to come. I am really enjoying Read more…


An ordinary family weekend: Getting outdoors

Over the past few weeks we have had some busy weekends. It is lovely to have things to do and places and people to see but sometimes it is just really lovely to be at home for the weekend. Just Read more…


Our favourite books this month 

Having Amelia has given me a newfound love for children’s books and I am loving reading with her. I  love her excitement when we sit down to read a book and the fact that she will sit still and cuddle Read more…


Should I send my little girl to pre-school?

It only seems like recently that we were looking into childcare for when I returned to work after 10 months maternity leave. That was over a year ago and I am still so happy with our decision. We are in Read more…


The one where Mummy and Daddy had a day out at FriendsFest

I am a huge Friends fan and could easily watch it all day. In fact whilst writing this post I am sat in front of the TV watching an episode. I am also pretty certain Amelia has the theme tune Read more…


My fears for the toddler years

I am pretty certain and hoping that I am not alone in my thoughts here. I am scared for the toddler years. It probably sounds ridiculous but for some reason over the last few weeks I have started to think Read more…