Why I do actually love being a mum…

A friend of mine recently fell pregnant and one of my first thoughts when she told me was – well I’m glad my blog hasn’t put you off! I realised that although my desire is to write truthfully and without a shiny haze over everything, it could come across that I feel really negatively about…

That Guilty Feeling

I experience the feeling of ‘mum guilt’ throughout each and every day. Am I on my phone too much and not giving them enough attention? Am I giving them too much sugar? Are they having too much screen time? Are they eating a varied diet? Are we active enough? I shouldn’t have shouted at them….

The filtered world of Instagram

Yes I said it. The negative side of our beloved Instagram that I check far too many times a day. We all know a lot of what we see on our feeds isn’t the whole picture yet somehow find ourselves scrolling through people’s accounts feeling incredibly jealous of their perfect lives. Well I do anyway….

The Small Business Mum

My good friend Sarah and the mum of my three gorgeous god-children, started her own business, ‘Blossom and Bear’, a couple of years ago. She is super talented and has worked incredibly hard to build her business online, through the instagram community, at craft markets and she’s now selling on http://www.notonthehighstreet.com. I am so proud of…

Passing Ships

Let me set the scene: I’ve have had one of those days. You know the ones. Where the baby is out of routine so everything is out of routine, I don’t know whether he wants to feed or sleep, whilst my 3 year old knows exactly what she wants and she wants it 5 minutes…

Dear mum with the colicky baby, aka THE BABY WHO WON’T STOP CRYING.

Dear mum with the colicky baby aka THE BABY THAT WON’T STOP CRYING. Hi. I’ve been there. I know what you’re going through. It is harder than hard. It feels like this season will never end. That you can’t take one more day or night of hours of uncontrollable crying and it is driving you insane. You’re…

We’re all in this together

I’ve had the words ‘love one another’ up on our light box and it got me thinking about a few things. Firstly comparison. It’s something I struggle with and I don’t think I’m alone. It’s prevalent in the mummy world; it feels like there is a constant comparison battle going on. It’s natural that we…

3 essential beauty products for a tired mumma

I’m tired. Like ALL the time. I’m one of those mums that just hasn’t been blessed with children who sleep well. And in my sleep deprived state I may have mentally punched other mums in the face whose babies slept through the night at 6 weeks or who have to wake their kids up at 9am so…

Turning 30

I recently turned 30 and in the lead up to it I started to feel a bit sad. 30 in my head had always seemed so old. But I still feel so young! I often say to my husband ‘can you believe we’re old enough to be responsible for two kids?!’ To prove how young…

The days are long but the years are short

‘The tired years’ – that’s what I’m calling this season of my life. And I do have to remind myself daily in the midst of crying babies and tantruming toddlers, piles of laundry and unending to-do lists, that it is just that – a season. Being a parent is HARD. Much harder than I imagined….

Money saving tips for mums on a budget

So my husband and I differ on the subject of money and it can be the cause of many arguments. I’m the saver and he’s the ‘money grows on trees’ spender! I make sure we’ve covered the mortgage, he helps us have fun and be generous. We’re not on a high income so it’s essential…