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 overtime

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…

My favourite baby sling to use with a newborn

When I found out I was pregnant for the third time, one of the things I got really excited about was being able to do babywearing again. For those of you who don’t know, babywearing…

5 lessons I want to teach my children about money

*collaborative post* I’m just going to come right out and say it, I’m rubbish with money. I get the whole ‘burning a hole in my pocket’ thing when I have more money than we need…

4 tips to help you buy your new family car

*collaborative post* When you start a family your bank balance takes a massive blow. There really is no avoiding all the baby/family related spending that starts pretty much from the moment you get pregnant and…

Having another baby after maternal mental illness – has my postnatal depression come back?

When I found out I was pregnant back in November last year I was terrified. Why, you may be wondering, having a baby isn’t supposed to be terrifying. Well, my third pregnancy was full of…

How to get your child ready for nursery

*collaborative post* This week is a big week for lots of us mums and dads, oh, and our kids too: it’s the start of a new school year. My Leo has moved up into year…

3 common childhood health conditions (and things you can do to help)

*collaborative post* When it comes to getting poorly, my Alex is a bit of an expert. Alex has been in and out of hospital with chest problems ever since he was 3 months old.The illness…