"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
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
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…