Posted 14 April 2018
Ok, so, packing nappy bags are one of a long list of non-glamorous things you need to learn to do as a parent. Carrying around an ungainly, bulging bag that’s spilling over with baby wipes, bottles and god knows what else is beyond annoying. I can hardly remember what I need to put in my own handbag (wallet, keys, phone) at the best of times, so this is a challenge!
I’m always really envious of parents who manage to look put together, miraculously and inexplicably able to whip out whatever it is their baby needs from a pocket of their bag in a millisecond like some kind of nappy bag ninja. I figured, if I’m going to have to keep carrying around all this extra baby stuff, I might as well do it well.
Posted 08 April 2018
Entertaining your baby is one of the most enjoyable things to do as a new mum. All of the games and activities you’re doing with your newborn helps them learn about the world around them, as well as how to communicate with it.
From touch and taste to sight, smell and sound, all your baby’s senses are being stimulated by what’s around them, and they’re always watching and listening carefully to what’s going on - and commenting on it, in their own way. Even when you’d much prefer they were sleeping peacefully!
Posted 01 April 2018
I’ve been making a concerted effort this year to homemake as much food as possible. Although I love homemade food, I’m not fanatical about it and certainly wouldn’t ever ban takeaways or ready meals in my house… I mean, who doesn’t love an M&S night in deal?
Unfortunately, when you’re a super busy mum with a business to run, children to look after and a house to keep in some semblance of order - making everyone’s food from scratch everyday seems more of a concept than a reality.
Posted 26 March 2018
After you’ve had a baby, some mum’s can’t wait to get back to exercising but for others, it’s the last thing on their minds.
I’m pretty bad for making time for exercise anyway, never mind after giving birth, however, these easy and quick post-natal exercises are simple enough to squeeze (literally) in, whenever you get a spare few minutes!
Posted 19 March 2018
Easter kind of loses its magic a bit in adulthood, when you realise that your waistline won’t allow you to guzzle chocolate eggs for breakfast guilt free. Your family stop buying you (as many) easter eggs and everyone you know is discussing what they’re going to give up for lent.
Then suddenly you have children and Easter is fun again! You get to share in their excitement for this religious festival, now so synonymous with chocolate. Now that you’ve got a great excuse to buy one, you begin to eye up the fun chocolate eggs in the supermarket. I hope you’re one of those lucky few who’s darlings will let you have more than a crumb of it once it’s opened (unless they’re not looking)!