I have to admit, before I had Elsie, my skincare routine consisted of a once over with a Clean & Clear wipe followed by cheap face scrub in the shower and that was on a good day. Apart from the odd spot here and there, I never really gave it a second though. I thought … Continue reading The Good, The Meh and The Ugly
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This article was originally posted on Selfish Mother. There is a lot said about the negatives of parenting toddlers these days. The tantrums and endless questions. The relentless mess and threat of accidents. A complete lack of privacy and the constant anxiety that you’re not ‘doing it right’. But whilst there are many downsides, there … Continue reading Pros to having a toddler
I’ve had a few months break from this blogging lark. Balancing blogging along with work, life, toddler, husband, dog and mental sanity was proving a bit too much and something had to give. Now that I feel like I’m on a bit more of an even keel, I’ve decided to get back on the horse … Continue reading Current State : June edition
A year ago today was my due date. To be honest, I had almost forgotten what it felt like to be pregnant. I know, how could I have forgotten *insert monkey holding head in hands emoji* but all the amazing, positive memories I've had since seem to have blocked out all my painful pregnancy and … Continue reading You can’t hurry l-abour…
With my daughter's first Birthday fast approaching and Christmas just around the corner (I know, don't mention the C word!), I've decided to turn over a new leaf, be organised and stop wasting money panic-buying plastic tat. Starting early has given me the chance to source some really great stuff and has led to me … Continue reading Sundayssentials: Gift ideas for littles…
Before we had Elsie, we had a pretty healthy social life but after 10+ years of partying, we thought our disco days were sadly behind us when we became parents last year. That was until I discovered Big Fish Little Fish's Family Raves - 2hr family-focused gatherings where you can go raving with your kids! I first … Continue reading REVIEW: Big Fish Little Fish Family Rave
This year, I was lucky enough to be able to take eight months maternity leave from work. Whilst this precious time off with my daughter was absolutely the best time of my life so far, I was also keen to get back to ‘reality’ and the job that I love and had worked hard to get. I went along to … Continue reading A false start…The reality of returning to work after maternity leave
"A party. A proper party...for a one year old? Why don't you just be sensible and have a little tea party for family and close friends? I think a proper party for a one year old is a bit ridiculous. Who do you think you are? What a total waste of money." As soon as … Continue reading To party or not to party?
Room temperatures Before I had my daughter, I had absolutely zero knowledge (or interest) in what temperature a room should be. I'm now OBSESSED with it. As well as having a fancypants baby monitor that checks the room temperature in my daughters room, I also check the back up Groegg in there all the time, … Continue reading Five things I never thought about before becoming a mama…
I remember worrying about what I was going to do with all those days. Seven whole months. Well, eight including the full month that I sat on my arse watching Netflix and repeatedly Googling 'How to start your labour', whilst I impatiently awaited her arrival. I worried about how I wouldn't be able to switch off from … Continue reading Goodbye, maternity leave