32 weeks pregnant (“not long now!”)

32 weeks pregnant

Now that we’re on the home straight at 32 weeks pregnant, I’ve decided to write these updates every fortnight – because every week there’s a new development! Since my 30 week update, bump seems to have taken on a life of its own and friends/family/strangers at the park all keep reminding me that there’s “not long now!” Being 32 weeks pregnant… Bump No longer really feels like a bump, more like an actual baby strapped to my torso. Only he’s…

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stylish maternity dress

Styling the bump (Plus win a maternity dress!)

Admittedly, finding stylish maternity wear throughout this pregnancy hasn’t really been at the forefront of my mind. Luckily I was able to get away with big jumpers, oversized shirts and shift dresses for quite some time – so I haven’t…

#MySundayPhoto – A trip down Memory Lane

Late in the day again – as usual! This week’s been manic and I haven’t taken too many photos, so I’m sharing this one I took last week. One morning after dropping Taylor off at nursery I took our…

pregnancy perks to make the most of

15 Pregnancy perks to make the most of (whilst you can!)

At 31 weeks pregnant, I’m now at that mahoosive stage where I’m starting to feel pretty fed up and it’s difficult to appreciate the pregnancy perks…Any woman who has ever had a baby is all too familiar with that constant…

easy chocolate chip cookie recipe for baking with toddlers

Easy chocolate chip cookies to bake with your toddler

We all know that the reality of baking with a toddler can be somewhat different from the wholesome, ‘Pinterest perfect’ dream. No matter how good our intentions might be, the carnage of flour being thrown around the kitchen and…

why I'll teach my kids that competition is important

Why I’ll be teaching my kids that winning is important

We all know about non-competitive sports days and the growing trend in schools today to not celebrate the ‘winners’. Instead, each child should be recognised for taking part and ‘having a go’. But is this really a healthy life lesson? …

#MySundayPhoto – Lazy weekends

A bit late in the day today, but I had to share this one! Last weekend Taylor was messing around on our bed whilst I was getting ready. She’s always loved looking after ‘her babies’ and will spend ages making…

save time as a busy mum

5 simple ways to find more ‘me time’ as a busy mum

As a mum of young kids, your days can be swallowed up by soft play centres, preparing dinners, cleaning up, changing nappies…The list goes on and you never seem to get a spare minute to yourself. Now that I’m…

My reality of being the stay at home parent

When I first went on maternity leave and became a stay at home mum two and a half years ago, I had grand ideas about what I’d do with all of the spare time I was going to have.…