It’s been maybe a year since you gave birth and you kind of hoped that all the extra baby weight would have magically vanished by now. You’re so tired, all your money and energy goes into looking after your small new person. You don’t want to buy new clothes in your current size because you […]
These past few weeks it’s either been snowing, snow has been melting, or we’ve been threatened with snow! But actually I love it. It makes the ground look so soft and fresh, and it also means new activities to do with the children too. Here are my top picks! 1) Get back to basics and […]
These days, children seem more keen on playing with tablets and hand held devices than playing on their bikes. Partly I think this is the perception by parents that it’s safer inside the house, which it probably is, but partly I also think that children genuinely enjoy playing games and the like on a “computer” […]
Did you see that YouTube video of the Kinder Downfall waterfall being blown upwards? As Hurricane Gonzalo hit England this Tuesday, we looked out of the window expecting something spectacular. Along the coast, 70mph winds were recorded but in from our centrally-located home all we saw was lots and lots of leaves falling, and a […]
I had post-natal depression when my first daughter was born in 2009. She never liked sleep. I had it when my second daughter was born in 2010 too. I never had any 1:1 time with her so I suffered with guilt. When I fell pregnant with my third child last year I knew that things […]
After such a long and glorious summer, it’s been a shock to the system this week, as the autumn is finally making an appearance. Now that everyone is back at school and the nights are drawing in, it’s a good time to get wrapped up and head outside to enjoy the glorious changes that the […]
We all know that kids love being outdoors, playing amongst nature and wildlife if possible. Too many children in today’s world don’t get enough opportunities to spend time out of doors and close to nature. Studies show that kids who play outside are healthier, happier and smarter as a result of their experiences, so getting […]
There’s a new activity going on with young parents all over the UK – babywearing. It sounds like some odd sort of sport – just what is babywearing? Well, it turns out that babywearing is the term used to describe carrying babies in slings and harnesses – you’re not carrying them these days, you’re wearing your baby!
Getting ready for a new baby is both fun and challenging and one of the best parts is choosing all the new stuff you’ll need for the nursery. Cots, changing tables, baby baths – this list is endless. There is so much equipment that you’ll need that it can seem as if you’re spending a small fortune. However, there’s one item of equipment that’s not usually recommended in the baby books – the beanbag.
Aaah, gotcha! Yep, I know babies don’t get to drive – or not in the usual sense anyway. However, babies do need to learn to manoeuvre both themselves and their toys. Once baby starts to move from one spot to another, whether by crawling, pulling themselves along or bottom-shuffling, parents are likely never to have another peaceful moment for several years! You adapt your own home as you go along as baby becomes more and more mobile, stair gates, cupboard locks, appliance locks, fridge locks, and socket stoppers – you need to kid proof your home in a big way. That’s one of the joys of parenthood – life is never the same again.