It’s Summer!! Well, at the moment is the best that Great Britain has to offer but I am still optimistic that the sunshine is somewhere (anywhere). When I fell pregnant and realised I would be on my maternity leave during the Summer months I had great visions of spending it outside and although slightly delayed I do still have plans…

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If you have followed my blog for a while, you may have seen this post about my choices to bottle feed. When I was pregnant I was absolutely adamant that I was going to bottle feeding Rory, despite feeling the pressure to breastfeed, I was really stubborn with my decision, bottle feeding was going to be the right choice for…

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I have never really been affected by news in my life, but on the 23rd of May I woke up to news that shook me to my very core. I don’t know what it is about Manchester, whether it’s too close to home, whether its because it was children or because it gave me the very rude awakening that I…

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Isn’t it amazing how many people tell you “all newborns do is sleep”? I mean sure, they do… but that sentence is missing out a key piece of information. Newborns sleep all the time IF you hold them. I have never been so unprepared in all my life for when my precious little baby boy hit 3 weeks and screamed…

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I had so many ideals of the type of pregnant person I’d be when I was planning my family. I was going to be glowing with a neat little bump, I’d be eating salads and organic veggies while attending pregnancy yoga and aquanatal classes, I would be cherishing every moment. However, the reality is incredibly far from that and it…

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When I was pregnant I always thought I’d be great at encouraging sensory play, I saw all of the DIY creations on Pinterest and even made my own board but I just never got round to making them. Recently though there is no escaping Rory’s development and his need for sensory stimulation. He has started to become so interested in finding…

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Can anything set you up for becoming a mum? For all the different aspects of pregnancy, childbirth and beyond? I thought I was pretty open-minded, but there have definitely been some shocks, testing times and tears. However, being a mummy is my greatest achievement and here is how we are doing six months in. The Motherhood:I knew being a mum would…

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