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What’s the perfect gift for a new mum?

Regular readers will know from my last post about how to stay sane in the first six months of motherhood [...]

By |June 9th, 2016|Parenting|21 Comments

How to survive the first six months of motherhood

‘One more week of freedom’ and ‘another few weeks before all hell breaks loose’. Those are the words of two [...]

By |June 8th, 2016|Parenting|64 Comments

10 of the best baby firsts

I recently wrote a post about 10 of the best breakthrough parenting moments, featuring all the things that are real [...]

By |June 6th, 2016|Parenting|50 Comments


There was much excitement in our house this week when Little B and I were featured in The Sun newspaper [...]

By |June 5th, 2016|Parenting|11 Comments

Things I miss about being just me

I know, I know. A baby is the best thing that will ever happen to you. The little part of [...]

By |June 3rd, 2016|Parenting|69 Comments

When is your child too old to sleep in your bed?

When is your child too old to sleep in your bed? I ask because this week Little B and I [...]

By |May 30th, 2016|Parenting|32 Comments


Can you spot the cat? She's hiding in the flower bed, and frankly I don't blame her. We're at my [...]

By |May 29th, 2016|Parenting|3 Comments

AIBU to HATE the term AIBU?

There’s something that’s really been getting my goat lately. Well, there are lots of things, but this thing in particular is really [...]

By |May 27th, 2016|Parenting|36 Comments

Class birthday parties have a lot to answer for

It was only a matter of time. Three quarters of the way through BB’s first year at school and there’s [...]

By |May 25th, 2016|Family life, Parenting|21 Comments

Family days out in East Sussex: Drusillas Zoo & Park

It’s been two years (two years!) since we were last asked to review Drusillas Zoo & Park near Alfriston so the nice people there [...]

By |May 23rd, 2016|Family days out|10 Comments


This week #MySundayPhoto is a shot of Little B I took on our allotment last week. He's recently learnt how to [...]

By |May 22nd, 2016|Family life|7 Comments

Stay-at-home date night ideas

When was the last time you had a date night? If you can’t remember, the chances are it’s high time [...]

By |May 20th, 2016|Parenting, Relationships, Reviews|25 Comments

Why there should be a 10th month of pregnancy

I’ve come to the conclusion that there should, in fact, be a 10th month of pregnancy. I’m not going barmy [...]

By |May 18th, 2016|Parenting|32 Comments

10 things they don’t tell you about extended breastfeeding

Everyone tells you there’s a big difference between breastfeeding a newborn and breastfeeding a toddler. But what they fail to [...]

By |May 16th, 2016|Breast feeding, Parenting|26 Comments


When it comes to cakes, it's fair to say my mother-in-law knows how to make them. This is the creation [...]

By |May 15th, 2016|Family life|8 Comments