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
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?
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…