First steps

Nutrition for babies on the move

When we first started weaning Eliza, it was just a case of a few tastes, experiencing some new textures and learning to move food around her mouth. Now she is 1, most of her nutrients come from food rather than milk, and we try hard to makes sure she east a healthy, balanced diet full of the things she needs to help her grow and develop.… Continue Reading “Nutrition for babies on the move”

Summer Infant My Size potty

Review: Summer Infant My Size Potty

We have been thinking about potty training for a while now, but Max just didn’t show any real interest. We bought some pants and kept them in the drawer and every so often we would ask if he wanted to wear them, but he always said no. A couple of weeks after his third birthday, he woke up one morning and asked to wear pants… Continue Reading “Review: Summer Infant My Size Potty”

baby proofing the home

Baby proofing your home

As soon as babies are on the move, whether that is rolling, crawling or walking, they get themselves into all sorts of places. I remember leaving Eliza on her play mat and coming back in to find her almost under the sofa – I didn’t even she could roll before then! Now she is crawling and taking her first wobbly steps, nowhere is safe –… Continue Reading “Baby proofing your home”

school

State vs Private secondary school education

For parents all across the UK, the question of their children’s education has always been a burning one. Over recent years, private school tuition fees have risen significantly, while in the same period the salaries of many middle-class jobs have actually decreased. This financial mismatch has put increased pressure on parents, many of whom consider state schooling as a means of saving money. But is this… Continue Reading “State vs Private secondary school education”

hypnobirthing

More women turning to hypnobirthing for a drug free birth

There comes a point, usually around the second trimester, when pregnant women start to think more about the experience of labour and birth. From programmes like ‘One Born Every Minute’ and horror stories that other people have passed on to them, many women begin to feel nervous about childbirth and fearful of what might be in store for them. Due to the side effects of… Continue Reading “More women turning to hypnobirthing for a drug free birth”

overnight oats

Overnight Oats for the busy body

A lot of people think that any food done in almost an instant must be a little on the unhealthy side. This includes the “only add boiling water to cook” kinds of food like ramen noodles and even rice-based soup. Admittedly, it isn’t as healthy as natural or organic food, but some instant food do contain vitamins that can help the body. Take for instance… Continue Reading “Overnight Oats for the busy body”

#SofaMoment

Share your #SofaMoment and win £100 Love2Shop vouchers!

Whether it’s watching England play football on the big screen with your friends, piling on to the sofa with the whole family to watch your favourite movies, or collapsing at the end of the day to watch those TV shows you recorded months ago but still haven’t got round to watching, having a comfy sofa to relax on is essential to the home! Our sofa could be described… Continue Reading “Share your #SofaMoment and win £100 Love2Shop vouchers!”

#TriedTested

Tried & Tested Tuesday #25

Hello everyone, hope you are all well? Yesterday was the first day of summer – and it’s been nothing but rain here! Have you seen the sun yet this week? Welcome to another week of #TriedTested! Of course we wouldn’t be able to say that without you lovely lot returning each and every week to link up your favourite reviews and taking time to read and… Continue Reading “Tried & Tested Tuesday #25”

the beach

Family days out in the South West

I love the area we live in. Not only is it a place full of natural beauty, but there are some fantastic places to visit too. Here is my guide to the best family days out in the South West: Sealife Centre, Weymouth A great family day out, the SeaLife Centre in Weymouth has both indoor and outdoor activities. The centre has everything from penguins… Continue Reading “Family days out in the South West”

Eliza Grace, birth story

Looking back on the newborn days

The past year has flown by. I mean, really flown by. It barely seems 5 minutes since I was in hospital about to meet my brand new baby – and I know that sounds such a cliché, but it’s true. And now she is 1. Her birthday made me want to look back through all her newborn photos, and remember just how far she has… Continue Reading “Looking back on the newborn days”

Kinetic Sand Bakery Boutique

Review: Kinetic Sand Bakery Boutique

Like most kids, my lot love sand – building castles, digging, making their own creations. I have to admit, I am not quite so keen on it – especially the sand sets that are designed to be used indoors – you know the sort. I just end up finding sand everywhere for weeks on end, and feeling it under my feet when I walk around… Continue Reading “Review: Kinetic Sand Bakery Boutique”

abusive relationship

How to leave an abusive relationship

A couple of days ago I shared this post: What does love mean? I have had so many replies and messages from others who have been in similar situations and wanted to share their advice. This is one of the replies I received, and I felt it needed to be shared.  How to leave an abusive relationship. This is such a familiar story, unfortunately. Once… Continue Reading “How to leave an abusive relationship”