Monday, 18 March 2019

Thinking about Mess and Home Decor, Meeting With Friends and a Trip to Brick Lane

Posing against wall art just off Brick Lane

Time To Decorate The House?

I don’t know whether it’s the influence of Instagram or if it’s because my family is now complete, but my thoughts have recently turned to my house and making it somewhere I am really happy with.

My house is never going to be tidy; I am a bit of a hoarder and keep things just in case. Then there are the bazillion toys that my children have. I know it’s too many, I know that children play better the less they have, but we just don’t seem to be able to get rid of them. I kid myself that as Baby Boy grows out of toys we will start to clear them out and have less, but we keep getting more for all 3 children so until the time they stop wanting toys we will always have a lot.


Sunday, 17 March 2019

Glam Goo Deluxe and Fantasy Packs (Slime) Review

[AD - Gifted] When I mentioned on my Instagram Stories we had received some Glam Goo products to review I received a few messages from horrified parents. It seems that even though children love slime, some parents have had bad experiences. Despite having had to Google how to get slime out of socks this week (tips below), slime and Glam Goo is popular in our house so we are celebrating National Slime Day today, 17th March.

A manic looking child stretching Glam Goo slime

Friday, 15 March 2019

Early Days With Baby Boy: Bad Times

I used to think having a newborn baby was hard until I had a newborn and an obstinate older child who refused to get dressed, get into her car seat and threw a tantrum if I only let her have one ice lolly at a time. 

I used to think having a newborn wasn’t so hard until I got one who cried a lot (colic?), rarely seemed to be happy, got his big sister’s cold and wanted to be held pretty much all the time (day and night). And at the same time I had 2 other children to look after.

Crying baby every time he is put down

Thursday, 14 March 2019

An Introduction to Hypnobirthing and Review of KGHypnobirthing Online Antenatal Course

I’ve always felt that birth is natural. Women have been doing it for a pretty long time so it shouldn’t be something we are scared of. Yes some people have bad experiences, yes some people need a higher level of support or medical intervention, but I believe for most people giving birth can be a calm and beautiful thing. My view isn’t so different to what I knew of hypnobirthing so when I was offered the chance to review an online antenatal course for KGHypnobirthing I was interested to find out more.

Hypnobirthing course to consider in pregnancy

Monday, 11 March 2019

8 Weeks Post Birth Check, The Stickman Trail and a Housework Grumble

You wait weeks to see a health professional and then two come along at once! Last week saw both my rearranged Health Visitor appointment on Tuesday and my 8 week post birth check on Wednesday. When I booked the doctors I was asked if I wanted a 6 week check or and 8 week check. I asked the receptionist what the difference was and she didn’t seem to know. It turns out they are the same except the 8 week appointment can be booked at the same time as the first lot of immunisations. Except I couldn’t book those because the nurse was leaving and they didn’t have a replacement (eye roll).

sisters eating a packed lunch at the stickman trail

Wednesday, 6 March 2019

Gift inspiration for Mother's Day and other Special Days for Mums

Mother’s Day is fast approaching (it’s on 31st March in the UK this year) and it’s got me thinking about what would make a great present for mums. Personally what I would like best are the things money can’t buy and aren’t even possible: sleep, lottery win, my children to spend a whole day doing what I ask first time... Failing that I’ve been searching Etsy to create a wish list of gifts that I would love to receive for Mother’s Day, my birthday or just to be shown that I’m loved. So if you are looking for inspiration of what to buy for your mum or the mother of your children check out these ideas. All products are from UK sellers.

Special Gift Ideas for Mother's Day

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Tuesday, 5 March 2019

Tiny Love Gymini Deluxe Review | Into The Forest Collection

I think we are all guilty of wanting to buy our babies lots of toys, but a newborn really doesn’t need much to play with and some of the toys barely get played with at all. At 8 weeks old Baby Boy is just starting to be interested in more than cuddles and milk. He is starting to look at the contrasts in the world around him and he is waving his arms and legs around, seemingly reaching for things in a very basic way. One of the best toy investments you can make for a newborn baby is a play gym and we were lucky to be sent the Tiny Love Gymini Deluxe in the Into The Forest design to review.

Tiny Love Gymini Deluxe Review with a baby on the play gym

Monday, 4 March 2019

Solo Parenting, The Baby Show and Trying a Bottle with Baby

What? It’s March! I mean I know it's March, but it was only in the early hours of this morning, several days into the month that I actually processed we are in a whole new month. Those missing few days in February seem to make a big difference to how quickly time passes, or maybe it's the baby in the house?

7 week old baby boy pulling mum's hair
He can't find his hands, but he can pull my hair!

Wednesday, 27 February 2019

Early Days with Baby Boy: Good Times

I absolutely adore my Baby Boy. From his chubby cheeks to the way he waves his arms and legs in the air when he is on his back. Ok he is a pretty grumpy baby, but even when he is crying I hold him close to me and feel the warmth in my heart. He is my rainbow baby, my last baby and I will take every good moment and treasure it.

Newborn baby with dummy holding mums hand

Monday, 25 February 2019

Half Term, Co-Parenting and a Taste of Spring

I lay in bed and with a sinking feeling realised it was Sunday night. Why does the weekend always go so fast? Thousands of people all over the country probably have a similar feeling, but as a stay at home mum my trepidation isn’t that I need to head off to work the next day, but that my partner will be, leaving me to manage the children on my own.

The Snowdrop walk at Norpar Barns in Navestock and my children
Snowdrops at Norpar Barns with my Trio