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…

How do you know when you’re done having babies? – Having a vasectomy and why we are stopping at three

As I draft this post I am sat in the car feeding Tilly while Alex sits and plays in his car seat in the back. We are parked up outside a private clinic where Oli…

Finding yourself again when you are a mum

*collaborative post* A few months ago I wrote about how I was feeling a bit lost. I felt like being a mum had taken over every aspect of my life and there was no time…

Designing the perfect home for your growing family

*collaborative post* Today I have a guest post all about how you can design the perfect family home for your growing family. We are currently renting but Oli and I often like to play a…

Tips for travelling with kids

*collaborative post* In the six years we have been parents, my husband and I have only braved travelling abroad as a family three times. The first was a holiday to Majorca with just Leo and…

5 things to ask new mums instead of ‘is she a good baby?’

The saying ‘if I had a pound’ comes to mind when I think of the amount of people who have asked if Tilly is a good baby since she was born in July. The is…

5 simple ways to banish the winter blues

^collaborative post* For those of us North of the equator, January can be more than a little gloomy. Sunshine is sparse, and the nights feel twice as long as the days. Temperatures have plummeted, the…

How to feel body positive during and after pregnancy

*collaborative post* I don’t think there’s ever been a time in my life that I’ve loved my body more than when I have been pregnant. I am always so in awe of the pregnant body…

How to cope when you have the baby blues

*collaborative post* I would like to start this post just by saying the baby blues and postnatal depression are two very different things. Postnatal depression can be a very serious mental illness and if you…

How to make moving easier when you have kids

*collaborative post* In the past four years we have moved three times. The first of those moves was a big relocation to Hampshire in 2015. It was difficult packing up our whole life in Wales…

The things people say when you have three kids

I’ve noticed something recently. When I am out and about with my three little ones I seem to be getting lots more comments from strangers than I ever did when I only had the boys.…

I feel a bit lost – when motherhood takes over

Oli and I started trying for a baby when I was 20. I got pregnant when I was 21 and gave birth to my beautiful first son Leo when I was 22. That was six…

How to make a family beach trip less stressful

Today I have a guest post all about one of my favourite things – family beach days! We live in Swansea which is right on the South Wales coast so we are no strangers to…

3 things to do to help your baby sleep better

*collaborative post* Ughh, sleep, it is not my favourite topic of conversation at the moment! With a twelve week old baby it is no surprise that the subject of sleep is a very sensitive one…