Breastfeeding Open Letter

Can we please get this seen, heard, read - it matters! It's not about breastmilk vs formula, bressure, mummy wars or whatever else you might think. It's about huge cuts to spending that are leading to women & children being failed by the system. The people who signed this letter are experts. Why aren't the... Continue Reading →

A reflection on parentingĀ 

Day 10 already! thank you for popping over from  Mummy Fever. I hope you are enjoying our #12daysofparenting festive hop!  With 2015 coming to an end, I thought I would reflect on the year, and mostly, reflect on being a parent, and what parenting is; how it is compared to how I thought it would be.... Continue Reading →

Christmas CoutureĀ 

Day eight of #12daysofparenting! Christmas jumper day!! Welcome to those of you landing from Monkey and MouseĀ I hope you are enjoying the chain of festive knits! Have fun browsing our family snaps from this year and last! Today's sponsor is Cuddle Dry, who are giving away a Cuddle Deer. More details of the grand prize... Continue Reading →

Hosting like a boss (or at least not crying in to the gravy)Ā 

On the sixth day of parenting, my toddler gave to me, a tantrum and a dirty nappy... Actually he does that most days! I'm sure you've already picked up some fabulous tips from Mummy Fever on how to survive the holidays as a host, so in honour of their blog, and all the others in this... Continue Reading →

NoĆ«l Ć  la CrippsĀ 

It's day 4 already! Doesn't time fly when you're blogging! Thank you for joining in our festive blog hop where we have lots of prizes to be won! (Full details can be found on Mummieswaiting and all entries to be completed via the Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post.) Hello to those of you... Continue Reading →

Don’t eat the Baubles-Christmas as a parent!Ā 

Day 3 in the Christmas countdown! Welcome to those of you that have made it over from Julie's post on  Picking Up Toys and of course to my regular readers! Thank you all for joining in our festive blog hop where we have lots of prizes to be won! (Full details can be found on Mummieswaiting... Continue Reading →

To toddler group, or to grinch?

Thanks for hopping over from The diary of an Unexpectant Mother and welcome to my post for the first day of #12daysofparenting hosted by Mummies Waiting. We have many prizes to giveaway! Full details as well as the all important T&C's can be found on the #12daysofparenting website. You will also find a Rafflecopter at the bottom... Continue Reading →

Teenage angst (an open letter to Mum)Ā 

I thought letting Claire talk about things would help to get it out of her system, you know, that's how it works isn't it? You talk about it. You analyse, you approach it rationally as well as emotionally, you empathise, encourage, listen to what she has to say, and then she learns to handle her... Continue Reading →

A new chapterĀ 

Tonight, for the first time in just over two weeks Sebastien asked for boob. Most certainly prompted by a visit from a dear friend who is breastfeeding her almost toddler. It was excruciating. He tried to latch on both breasts, and it felt like he was biting me. It took all my strength not to... Continue Reading →

Ticket to fameĀ 

   We live in a world of immediate gratification.  We Instagram our weddings, live tweet our babies births, vlog (that's video logging, apparently) our puppies' first sneeze, and spend hours agonising over which Pinterest inspired engagement/baby announcement we need most to wow our fellow facebookers. Political disagreements are won based on comment likes, (no different... Continue Reading →

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