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…

Keeping costs down when buying a family pet

*collaborative post* I love my family. There’s me, Oli, our three kids and our cat Jessy. There’s something missing though and that something is a dog. We love Jessy of course but I feel like…

Short stories for mums – We aim to please

What’s this? Am I really posting a short story on my blog, over a year after I last wrote a piece of fiction. Why, yes I am! Hi lovely readers, you may have noticed that…

A no nonsense guide to investing for mums

*collaborative post* Today I have a post for you all about where to start with investing. I am always interested in learning how to be better with money and I’m sure I’m not the only…

Do other mums find lockdown this hard?

I’ve just finished getting the kids to bed, I am sat with my sleeping baby in my arms and I am crying. Everything feels too much today. Everything feels too much most days, actually. Before…

The importance of not comparing yourself to other parents during school closures

I’ve just made myself feel really rubbish. It’s the first official day of school closures due to the Coronavirus outbreak and I’m already beating myself up for not doing enough. I’m sat feeding Til off…

Our new life – thoughts, feelings and fears about Coronavirus

Do you remember where you were when you first heard Princess Dianna had died? Or when you first heard the news of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Centre in New York? Or when…

Potty training tips and advice

*collaborative post* I can remember dreading potty training when Leo was a toddler. I just didn’t understand how my baby was going to go from doing all his toilet business in a nappy to suddenly…

When half term feels like survival

Half term, it’s something I spend a lot of time wishing for. On those weekdays when I’m trying to get little people fed, washed and dressed and out of the house by 8.30. It’s a…

Tips and advice on how to keep your child safe online

*collaborative post* Online safety has been on my mind a lot lately. Leo (and Alex, actually) is getting more and more interested in mine and Oli’s smartphones. He has progressed from just wanting to play…

3 Valentines date night ideas for tired parents

*collaborative post* One of the things I miss the most from my pre-kids life is being able to spend quality time with Oli. Obviously I love the family we have created and enjoy spending time…

Preparing to become a parent for the first time

*collaborative post* Today’s guest post is all about preparing yourself to become a parent for the very first time. I was 22 when I first became a mum, it seems like such a long time…