I don’t have an ‘easy’ baby – the ONE thing to remember when you’re finding life with a baby challenging

My daughter isn’t an ‘easy’ baby. She’s 14 months and still doesn’t consistently sleep through the night. She fights her naps, even when she’s exhausted. She is picky with what food she’ll eat. She chucks…

Short stories for mums – After lockdown

Hello, welcome back to my short stories for mums feature. It’s been a little while like I wrote my last short story – We aim to please – and with the boys back at school…

5 lessons I’ve learnt in the first week back at school

It’s Friday and wow does it feel like a Friday! I am EXHAUSTED. Leo has just completed his first full week back at school and he has smashed it. After so many months off I…

Back to school during the Covid-19 pandemic – a letter to Leo

Dear Leo, You did it! Your first day of year 3, your first day in juniors and, most unbelievably, your first day back in school after six months off. Yes, that’s right..six months. Not six…

5 self soothing strategies for anxious mums to try

*collaborative post* If you have read my blog for a while you will know that I have suffered with anxiety. I think I have always been a bit of an anxious mum but it wasn’t…

How to soothe your baby’s tummy pain

*collaborative post* Something that no one really talks about before you have a baby is the fact that babies get poorly bellies A LOT. I knew you had to wind a baby after feeds but…

How to enjoy the motherhood experience right from the start

*collaborative post* Being a new mum is such an overwhelming and emotional time. I can remember being absolutely besotted with Leo but completely terrified at the same time. I had an actual baby, a teeny…

A beginners guide to using reusable nappies – everything you need to know about switching to cloth nappies

Tilly is one now and she has been wearing cloth nappies since she was about six weeks old. I didn’t use reusable nappies with Leo and Alex, I thought it would be too much like…

4 ways to beat the lockdown blues – tips on survivng lockdown for mums

*collaborative post* Lockdown is over! Or isn’t it? Anyone else finding it hard to keep up? More businesses and places are opening up to the public and lockdown is definitely easing but Covid-19 is still…

7 things you can try to settle your crying baby

*collaborative post* As a mum of three I am all too aware that babies cry..a lot. Out of my three children, my youngest Tilly has been the biggest crier. It is so overwhelming when your…

Creating beautiful baby keepsakes using Design Bundles

*sponsored post* The baby days go so fast, don’t they? One minute you’re holding a tiny newborn and then you blink and it’s their first birthday and they are trying to take their first wobbly…

We need to talk about blogging – are blogs a thing of the past?

I have been thinking a lot about my blog lately. I created Naptime Natter way back in 2015 when I was a first time mum to my boy Leo. Blogging was a way of sharing…

All the books I have read during lockdown – spoiler free reviews

When lockdown started back in March I was spending an unhealthy amount of time on my phone. Every spare minute I had I was scrolling through news website with a knot in my stomach as…

10 things to consider when looking for nurseries for your child

*collaborative post* Sending your child to nursery or childcare is a BIG DEAL. I remember looking around nurseries when Leo was a baby and finding the whole process really emotional and overwhelming. I ended up…

How to become a mumpreneur and inspire your children

*collaborative post* I have been working from home for a good few years. Ow. My blog has been up and running since 2015 and for the last year I have been writing website content for…