Normalising screen time – you don’t need to feel guilty if your kid loves screens.

I used to be the perfect parent. This was back before I actually had any kids of my own, of course. When I eventually decided to have them, my kids were going to be great…

How to eat healthily during pregnancy – the changes you need to make to your diet when you are pregnant

*collaborative post* When I was pregnant for the first time I can remember being so stressed about food. What can I eat? What can’t I eat? What will happen if I accidently do eat something…

What happens to your period after you have a baby? – 15 mums share their experience of periods after pregnancy.

Do you know what no one ever really talks about? What happens to your periods after you have a baby. Not once did anyone ever sit me down when I was pregnant and say, “Congratulations on the…

How to save money to make sure you can afford the things you need – money making tips for families

*collaborative post* This year has taking it’s toll on us all in one way or another, hasn’t it? You don’t have to have fallen ill with Covid to have felt the negative impact of this…

Finding a babysitter with childcare.co.uk

*sponsored post* Having children is amazing and I love being a mum. You know what though, sometimes I need a break. We all do, don’t we? We spent a few years living away from all…

Covid testing school aged children – is it just a cough or is it coronavirus?

Can we talk about Covid testing and school for a minute? My eldest started back at school on the 3rd of September and Alex, my middle one, started back on the 14th. It is now…

10 ways poor sleep can impact your mental health

*collaborative post* It is no secret to me that lack of sleep impacts my mental health. If I haven’t been sleeping well, my anxiety symptoms intensify and I am much more susceptible to feeling depressed…

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…