Parenthood – being successful with baby led weaning.

When I first heard the expression baby led weaning, I didn’t think too much of it. I’m not big on parenting fads, and I have never really taken parenting models and books very seriously; baby led weaning seemed to me something people took a bit too far. I still think that people do go a…

Oops a daisy

I’ve done it again! I’ve taken a hiatus. This really does not make me look too good does it! So over the past half a month I have an excuse… I went to Edinburgh for the weekend. Which has spun me out of creativity and motivation, going away just makes you feel so chilled out…

Toddlers are Monsters!

I am doing so badly an Nanowrimo so far, I really really want to get to 50,000 words this time, so far I have 7,000. Which is fab I know to be able to write that much; especially when I work full time and have a child. But still I really want to ‘win’ this…

The Appropriate Toddler Sleep Brigade.

Should I be worried about my daughter falling asleep in a Tesco shopping trolley? This has been the main question on my mind today as walked past the third tutting elderly lady. My daughter was leaning forward, drooling over the trolley handle (is that what the thing you hold on to when pushing your trolley…

Oh hi there!

So, again for the millionth plan Iv’e made with this blog, slowly its turning into something I feel like I want it to be. I have (if you haven’t noticed) had a small hiatus again, mainly because my anxiety is awful at the moment and we went on holiday to Crete (which would have been…

Motivate the goblin lady!

I have very poor excuses, I feel like the weather is taking its toll on me already and its only the very end of September! That and I also have started a new job, which although is nowhere near as physically demanding as my previous job, it is still quite different and is therefore taking…

Exploring Sintra in Lisboa, Portugal, with a baby.

When we weren’t at our base of Ericeira, we were traveling around the area of Lisboa in Portugal. Lisbon being the main attraction, or at least the attraction that most people think of. I fully recommend exploring Portugal, there are loads of package holidays to Portugal (mainly in the Algarve and Madeira) and maybe people…

A week in Ericeira, Portugal, camping with a baby.

Our destination all along had been Ericeira, surf capital of Europe. It is an incredibly surf orientated place, which before going I was not aware of. This was quite intriguing for us ladies as there were a lot of surfers, nice looking surfers. Ericeira is not what I expected from Portugal, it was far more…

What is normal for… breastfeeding? part 3.

Breastfeeding, the biggest love hate relationship I have ever had in my life, period. So I thought I would pull together a list of pros and cons; a little continuation of my breastfeeding experience. I have discussed my breastfeeding journey before, but only the beginning, there is so much more. It is so much easier…

Why you should go on a driving holiday.

This week I will be discussing the final drive to Ericeira (before we started heading back), and reasons why you should do a driving holiday, gulp, with children. I often get asked: why do you drive for your holiday? What are the benefits? Are you mad? Among many other things. I mean why would you…