turning 33

Celebrating my 33rd birthday (and my fear of growing older)

Yesterday I celebrated my 33rd birthday. Birthday celebrations these days aren’t quite the raucous events they used to be, more a gathering of my immediate family over a relaxed meal out. Although my lovely parents did babysit for us…

boost your self-esteem

4 ways to help boost your self-esteem

As a busy mum it can often be difficult making time for yourself. I’m the first to admit that I’m not great at self-care and spend far too many of my days in joggers and old jumpers. Since Taylor…

get your heating ready for winter

Get your heating system ready for winter

According to those experts who monitor such things, the average household decides to admit that summer has finally gone and switches on their central heating for the first time on 13th October. As much as I’ve been tempted to…

baby book club review

Inspiring a love of reading with Baby Book Club

We were recently contacted by the Baby Book Club – a subscription service which delivers three specially selected picture books each month to your door. The books are suitable for babies and toddlers, and follow a particular theme each…

two months

Harry at two months old

We’ve had a lot of changes this month, but we’re starting to get more of a routine into our lives now that your big sister has started pre-school. Things seem a little less hectic, and you get more time…

#MySundayPhoto – Siblings

I’ve not taken many photos this week so I’m sharing one I took a couple of weeks ago of my two favourites. I often get a little picky when it comes to photos I publish on the blog, preferring…

Is your family home gas safe? {guest post}

With the seventh annual Gas Safety Week commencing from September 18th PlumbNation have put together a quick guide to warn you of dangerous gas appliances. Poorly maintained fixtures such as boilers and fires could be an unknown hazard lurking…

colic awareness month

The reality of having a baby with colic

I’ve written before about the challenges we faced with our first-born during her first four months. Her excessive crying seemed never-ending and the quest to get a moment’s peace and quiet or a couple of hours’ kip became all-consuming.…

blog break

It’s okay to take a blog break

Over the summer months with so much going on, I took a step back and gave myself a bit of an impromptu blog break. I didn’t stop entirely but I cut my posting back to twice a week (sometimes…