Did you have an idea about the sort of parent you would be? You know, before you actually became one? I did. And I have to say that, most of the time, I feel as though I’m a world away from that perfect parent that I was going to be! It’s so easy to be a… Continue reading Pre-Children Parenting Ideals
Well, that was an experience! Our first overnight trip away with our little man. Or, as it should be called, how to fit as much “stuff” into your car as possible! It’s a good job we only have one child, I’ve no idea where we’d put a second! In fairness it was a pretty simple… Continue reading An Overnight Stay + Baby = A Whole New Ballgame!
I think one of the most difficult life events to plan for is having a baby. After all, as a first timer, it’s the complete unknown. As a mum-to-be I found it all quite overwhelming, I was being told I needed this, that and the other; then I was being told not to buy too… Continue reading My Top Ten Baby Essentials That I Never Knew Were Essential! (0-5 Months)
What you should you not do when you’re pregnant? Well, lots of things I suppose but, oh my goodness, house renovations should be top of the list! I’ve come to the conclusion that renovating your house must be up there with the most stressful things you can do in your life alongside divorce, moving house,… Continue reading Extreme Nesting
Weaning. Another milestone. Another minefield! We’re almost at that stage and I’ll be honest I’m not exactly looking forward to it. Well, that’s not quite true, I am looking forward to seeing my little man take his first mouthful of, more than likely, puréed carrot, but it’s just all the information and decisions that surround… Continue reading When to Wean?
My goodness, I didn’t half used to waste time. To be honest procrastination could have been my middle name. My mornings were slow to start, even on work days. I was fortunate that my earliest start was at 10am – a fifteen-minute drive from home. So I’d roll out of bed at maybe 8 or… Continue reading Time
Wow! What just happened? I’m sure that’s how every new mum feels. In my experience becoming a parent is the most life changing event to ever happen to me. It’s amazing and wonderful, yet worrying, and sometimes scary, at the same time. And I wouldn’t change it for anything. When I became a mum it… Continue reading The Beginning…