Ok, so none of the following are technically 'Manuals'. They are supportive and motivating words and images beautifully crafted together by some of the most awesome and inspiring mamas out there. They are all very different in tone and design but they have the same underlying message of supporting mamas and I personally have found each of … Continue reading Sundayssentials: Mama Manuals
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Before I had my daughter, I said a lot of stupid sh*t about being a parent. I judged others on their parenting skills and made bold, frankly ridiculous statements about how I was going to parent when I had zero experience of being one... I will never dress my daughter in pink I'm not a … Continue reading I will never dress my daughter in pink…and other stupid shit I said before becoming a mama
Robust, colourful and ideal for stimulatating developing senses and building a baby's listening and memory skills- What's not to love about baby board books? Easy to grasp in their little podgy hands, the solid pages ensure even very young babies can hold them and they withstand even the most destructive handling, being dropped, chewed, bent, bitten, smeared with jam and … Continue reading Sundayssentials: Baby Board Books
How to survive a caravan holiday with kids under five Caravanning with three under fives isn't something that I thought I would find myself doing. Getting a tan and drinking cocktails by the pool is my idea of a relaxing break and they don't tend to go hand in hand with caravan holidays. Nevertheless, last year we … Continue reading Current State: Caravanning with kids
The quest to get my daughter to take a bottle took six months, about £300 and pretty much my sanity. I read every word on the web on the subject. I read every crank Netmums post, every advice page and every bottle review. I listened to peoples tips and recommendations. We have heard and tried them … Continue reading Sundayssentials: Best Bottles for Breastfed babies
So, disclosure I'm 32 and I can't drive. I know, I know. I'm too old not to drive and now I'm a mama I need to get my shit together and pass my test. And I will. Soon. Maybe. But until then I am quite happy being a train wanker. As a regular train user, … Continue reading Have baby. Will travel…by train
A while back, I wrote a post about how my being a new parent is pretty tough on the Dad too. Six months on and the baby still doesn’t tend to stick to any plans but she will now take a bottle. So where bedtime used to be a ladies-only, boob-fest, Not-the-Mama can now get involved and we are ever closer to the … Continue reading Not the mama: Father’s Day edition
Breastfeeding is hard. Moving from breast to bottle can sometimes be even harder. You might be exhausted and need a break or you’re going back to work or you’ve just decided that enough is enough, you’ve done your best mama and you want to move on to the bottle. But what happens if they won't take one? I spent … Continue reading Have you got the bottle?
A week ago today, my daughter took a bottle of formula milk from her Dad. Might not sound like a big deal but it was an emotional day in the Evans’ household because up until now, our six month old daughter has refused ALL bottles. All in all (including two expensive Medela breast pumps which … Continue reading When you don’t have the bottle…
Becoming a parent has been the most unbelievably amazing and life-changing ride. My darling baby girl will be six months old next week and I can’t imagine life without her. However awesome motherhood is, it doesn’t come without it’s sacrifices and so to celebrate these first six months, I have compiled a list of things … Continue reading Things I miss since becoming a mama…