I had a bit of a blogging break over Christmas but we read some fantastic new books many of them recommended by the Tiny Book Club so Thank you so much for all your recommendations.
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 birth-related memories. Good job, otherwise I don’t think I could even consider having any more children. Continue reading
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. Continue reading
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! Continue reading
You may have noticed I’ve had a slight name change. I started this group because I wanted to share book ideas with parents with kids of a similar age but what I’ve realised that although by daughter (who is 10 months old) loves the typical ‘baby books’ she also LOVES books that appeal to an older audience. Continue reading
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 regular keeping-in-touch meetings and childcare was sorted beforehand, as was my ‘set in stone’ return to work date so I felt super organised, in control and as ready to go back as I possibly could be. I wasn’t prepared for was how hard I would find it once I was back.
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“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.” Continue reading
We had a great response again to August’s Book of the month ‘I Want My Hat Back’ by Jon Klassen. A bit of a dark one but great for adults and kids alike. I would probably recommend this for kids rather than babies but Elsie (9mths) loved the silly voices and seemed to LOVE the bright red page. Continue reading
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, just in case the monitor one is broken!