My first Mother’s Day

I had a lovely first Mother’s Day, with lovely company and beautiful gifts.

Yesterday I experienced my first Mother’s Day as a mum. I think this is a big milestone for any new mum and the day takes on a whole new meaning! I think once you become a mum, as long as you had a good relationship with your mum you appreciate her a lot more. As a mother, I also appreciate my body a lot more – it’s amazing what it does throughout pregnancy and labour. Continue reading “My first Mother’s Day”

When I found out I was pregnant – Beauties and the Bibs

Jess tells us about her surprise at finding out about her pregnancy when she got her positive test result.

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Hi and welcome back to my When I found out I was pregnant guest series! This week I’m excited to introduce Jess from Beauties and the Bibs. She was surprised to find out that she was pregnant after friends had joked with her and worried about how she was going to tell her mum! Continue reading “When I found out I was pregnant – Beauties and the Bibs”

A letter to my daughter at 6 months old

A letter to my baby girl at 6 months old, expressing my love for her and discussing the milestones and firsts of the past month.

Dear Autumn,

I’m sure each month goes faster than the last. How are we at half a year already, my little cutie? I can’t believe it’s been 6 months since I got to meet you and first held you in my arms.

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When should I change my car tyres

Do you know when you should change your car tyres for you and your children’s safety? Do you know how to make your tyres last longer, saving you money?
Read on to find out!

Last Monday when I got Autumn and I home from swimming, I walked around my car to check my tyres before I got my things out. “Hmm, the front nearside tyre’s tread is getting a bit worn” I thought to myself.

When I was little, I remember my Dad regularly checking the tyres on his car and showing me how to check them using a 20p coin. However, I realise that a lot of people out there probably have several questions buzzing around their minds when it comes to tyres: “How often should I check my tyres?”, “How do I check that my tyres aren’t too worn?”, “Can I prevent my tyres from getting worn so quickly?” and “What are the dangers of driving with worn tyres?”

With many parents reading my blog, I wonder how many busy mums and dads are reading this thinking “Oh, I’m so busy! I don’t even remember the last time I checked my tyres”. However, it is so important for the safety of you and your child/ren! Sponsored by Point S, today I’m sharing the importance of having the correct tread on your tyres as well as a few tips!

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5 steps to being happy – International Day of Happiness

The 20th of March marks the International Day of Happiness. These are my 5 top tips on how to be happy!

Today is the International Day of Happiness, so I thought I’d reflect on how I’ve been feeling lately. Let’s face the facts: Life is stressful, terrible things happen in our world and many things just seem so awful and unfair! I know the cold, dark British winters don’t really help my mood either. However, I can still feel happy despite all of these things. Here are my 5 tips that I follow when I feel myself getting depressed. Continue reading “5 steps to being happy – International Day of Happiness”

When I found out I was pregnant – Tattooed Mummy

Naomi talks about the early signs of her pregnancy, including when she ate a huge pizza and thick milkshake and then wanted to eat it all over again!

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Hello and welcome back to my guest series!

This week, I’m delighted to introduce Naomi aka. Tattooed Mummy. She’s a mum of a 17 year old, but she can still recall the answers to these questions as though it were yesterday.  Continue reading “When I found out I was pregnant – Tattooed Mummy”

Our Sleep Routine – World Sleep Day

Written for World Sleep Day on 17th March 2017, this post is about our sleep routine with our baby.

I love sleep, don’t you? Unfortunately, it’s something that most new parents are lacking in – unless you’re one of the lucky few! As it’s World Sleep Day today, I thought I’d discuss our sleep routine with Autumn with you.

Once we got back from the hospital after her operation, we started a sleep routine (she was 6 weeks old then). From what I’ve heard, it doesn’t sound like sleep routines work with all babies and each person/couple has to tailor it to their needs. However, this is what we do: Continue reading “Our Sleep Routine – World Sleep Day”