I had my third and final baby during lockdown last June and I wanted to write down some of my thoughts and reflections. I hope it will be a positive reflection but realistic. 1. Hospital- the biggest worry was the build up. I didn’t want to go to the hospital but after 2 fairly complicated births a home birth just wasn’t an option for me. … Continue reading 5 reflections on having a baby during a global pandemic
We are basically producing enough snot to fill a reservoir right now. Gross I know but if you are reading this I am sure you feel my pain. I thought I would share some of the things we do when the children have sniffles. 1. It’s an absolute nightmare when they are full of snot because you can guarantee any sort of good sleep run … Continue reading 5 things I do to help with sniffly children
Nappy rash in a newborn is horrid. I remember looking at my first born’s bum and thinking I had broken him!! Now with number 3 we have some ways of reducing it.. I use the word reduce because we still have it at 4 weeks old. I am not sure of the science but I believe their bums have to go through a toughening up … Continue reading 5 ways we try to reduce nappy rash.
I think I have become a bit obsessed with food, feeding and cooking for my family. It’s probably a control thing but I thought I would channel this into how I do my shopping currently. To start with I am the worlds worst supermarket shopper, I am speedy in it but that’s because I hate the supermarket environment in general so therefore I just grab … Continue reading 5 ways I make grocery shopping from home easier and possibly cheaper!
This is one of those frustrations I had with my son that now I feel alot more relaxed about with my daughter. Mainly because we have 2 times a day where teeth get brushed in some form of way and the dentist says they have good teeth so we must be doing something right! Any tips though to get this brushing more thorough are welcomed!! … Continue reading 5 things I do to help with toothbrushing!
So I started this year with the attention to be a little more plastic and environmentally aware. It definitely seems to be something we are all striving towards and I do think little steps will help. I think that first step is possibly the easiest and now I had embedded a few new things into the house I want to try and give a new … Continue reading 5 Successes and fails of trying to be a bit more eco-friendly
Does anyone else have that fear of the after school / pre dinner time warp that happens ever so often? I like to book playdates or visits to the library where I can but these are some of the activities I have tried to keep my 4 year old happy after school. I am sure they can be adapted as they get older too. Tractor … Continue reading 5 activities for at home I have enjoyed with the kids AFTER school!
I love cooking and always have. But having children means it usually has to be on the table 5 minutes ago and generally needs to be fish fingers, chips and peas to win them over. Unfortunately for them, their mother is stubborn and I still try to cook a variety of food for them. I thought I would write a list of the things we … Continue reading 5 things I do to keep homemade food as convenient as possible
5 things I have learnt this summer to make our family time easier and more enjoyable. As the kids are back at school family time has become super precious, what do you do to make your days out enjoyable and simple? #parenting #daysout #uk Continue reading 5 things we are doing to simplify our days out
My son is brilliant at eating fruit and veg, he loves his food as a rule but he is super fussy when it comes to texture! No sauce, no soft textures- on some days he won’t even eat a cooked carrot as they are too squishy!! Very annoying as we love our curries, risottos and sauces with food! Even more annoying that when he is … Continue reading 5 ways I am trying to ‘fix’ my fussy eater