Why my relationship fizzled post baby

So having a baby changes your life in so many ways, and your relationship with your other half does not escape these changes, from sleepless nights, lack of date nights and a small person who always seems to be between you both, it is easy to see how maintaining a good relationship often gets put on the back burners. Not much changed between Nick and I after our son was born, we still had time for us as a couple, I think the only thing that changed drastically was our date nights, they became less going out for a nice … Continue reading Why my relationship fizzled post baby

The Bee’s Knees Journal

  Kelly, who you can find over on Instagram @the_bees_knees.co (https://www.instagram.com/the_bees_knees.co/) has created this amazing Happiness Journal, it is absolutely stunning and great for a moment or two of mindfulness each day. The journal is not dated so you can start this at any time in the year, and she has designed it so that you colour it in. This journal really helps you sit back and reflect on the day, it also identifies areas of your physical, emotional, spiritual and mental well-being that need some TLC. Really great for busy mums who are always on the go and who … Continue reading The Bee’s Knees Journal

A Grandparents perspective

Just want to say a huge thank you to my mum for writing this guest post for me on her perspective as a first time grandparent. Your advice and support has been invaluable to Nick and I over the last two years, and I honestly don’t know what we would have done without your wonderful listening ears and wealth of parenting knowledge and knowing what your parents said and did when you had your three daughters!   Guest Post – My Mum’s Perspective as a Grandparent When your babies grow to young adults and your hair starts to turn grey … Continue reading A Grandparents perspective

How Not to lose your shit as a stay-at-home parent

Evening everyone, so after a year and a half, and two babies later I’m pretty deep into this parenting thing-a-ma-jig, so I thought I’d write a short post on how not to lose your shit, if like me your a stay-at-home parent. Don’t get me wrong in the last year and a half I’ve lost my shit a handful of times (actually more than I care to count), and you will probably still lose your shit too sometimes, but I’m hoping that these 6 tips will keep you from losing your shit every day!   Alcohol, especially Gin has become … Continue reading How Not to lose your shit as a stay-at-home parent

Night Terrors in Toddlers

There are 3 stages of sleep; light sleep, deep sleep and REM (rapid eye movement) sleep, which is when dreams occur. Night terrors or sleep terrors often occur when your toddler partially wakes during the deep, non-REM sleep phase, these night terrors usually happen during the earlier part of the night and can last several minutes, but are unlikely to last longer than 15 minutes. Night terrors are common, affecting up to 6% of children and are equally prevalent in both boys and girls. The signs of a Night Terror:  When your toddler is having a night terror, you will … Continue reading Night Terrors in Toddlers

10 Tips on organising you home with kids

Storage, storage and more storage I never imagined while I was pregnant with my son that I would need so much storage, but as we started gathering things in preparation for welcoming our new baby into our home I soon realised that storage was going to be a must. From toy boxes to under bed storage we got it all! Play rooms or spaces If you have a spare room I seriously advise making this your play room for you child or children. I was lucky enough to be able to do this before our second baby arrived as we … Continue reading 10 Tips on organising you home with kids

Why I gave my Babies Probiotics

Both of my babies suffered from gut problems when they were born. Both suffered from colic a bit of reflux and constipation. We had literally tried everything from warm boiled water to changing the formula milk. We were completely stuck, not to mention sleep deprived due to babies being up every hour (sometimes they didn’t sleep at all). Doing some research online lead me to Probiotics. That’s when I came across Tummy Buddies Probiotic powder sachets, which are suitable for new mums, new borns, infants and children. These were a complete life saver and within a couple of days of our … Continue reading Why I gave my Babies Probiotics

My A to Z of Parenting

Anxiety Ahhh, if I thought my anxiety couldn’t get any worse, all I had to do was birth a child and then another 10 months later to prove myself wrong. The constant checking the baby is breathing every five minutes through the night and the absolute stomach churning moment of your baby having a meltdown for no apparent reason… oh the joys, I’m Sure there is more to come, this may need a blog post of its own! Breast or bottle? Now, be prepared for the I think I know better than you police if you’ve got a strong opinion on the … Continue reading My A to Z of Parenting