"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?
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
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
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
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…
As my daughter turns six months old, I've been thinking back to before she was born and how naive we were. We have two young nieces, so you think we would have known what we were getting into but nothing can prepare you for how much a baby will change you. I’ve previously stated that … Continue reading 10 things I didn’t know about being a parent and babies before I had one…
When I was pregnant my husband’s colleagues very kindly bought us a titanic-sized baby bath filled to the brim with baby paraphernalia. Nappies, dummies, every kind of wipe you could imagine. Before that, I hadn’t really considered how much stuff babies actually need. I knew about the big stuff, prams and cots etc but not the … Continue reading Sundayssentials: The Mama Bag