My Promise to You

  When you're born, I will hold you When you cry, I will comfort you When you're hungry, I will nurse you When you're tired, I will lay...

33 Weeks Pregnant and Struggling

  I have felt far better than I do this week by a long shot.  Week 33 is really getting to me, and the thought...

Princess seeks World Domination

Aren't toddlers one of the most challenging little beasts you'll ever come across?  We are starting to witness some interesting developments in Princess at...

Mum to a Teen too: A Mathematical Genius!

  Some days I really do find it difficult to accept that I'm a Mum to a 16 year old.  It's not the number of...

Co-sleeping: What’s the Problem?

  I always find myself apologising if the issue of Princess's sleeping arrangements arises with anyone, friends, other parents and even family.  You can never...

Are You Gonna Have Another One?

  I did feel ever so sorry for Prince William and Kate this this week as they attended their first Royal Engagement of the year....

A Princess’s Birthday: A Bear’s Story

  I was so excited about the weekend as I'd heard I was going to Princess's house. It was her birthday, and she was going to...

Interview with a Princess

  Being in the same room with Princess I get a sense she's thinking about something else.  Her eyes are wondering until they fix on...

Birth Plan – Preparing For Labour

In about 10 weeks I'm going to get another one of these!  I'm so excited, despite being very uncomfortable at the same time.    It's probably...

10 Reasons to Play Basketball

I had a really difficult time finding a sport that my son liked.  I was really keen for him to be fit and active,...

Week 29 of Pregnancy: Where Did My Mojo Go?

This is week 29 of a difficult pregnancy.  This week has been very a difficult week! I'm sure I've had more pins in me...

Princess and the Penwizard!

Once upon a time there was a little Princess who loved to read.  She dreamed of starring in her very own book, with her...

To BLW or Not BLW? That is the Question!

I have two very different experiences of weaning my children.  When my Teen was weaning 16 years ago, the advice was so different as...

10 Tips for How to Deal with Teenagers

Having to deal with a teenager has definitely been the most challenging part of my parenting journey.  My teen is 16 now, a young...

What is Pregnancy Yoga Like?

This pregnancy has been pretty rubbish really.  Since 14 weeks I've suffered with pelvic girdle pain.  It's been pretty uncomfortable, and even more immobilising....

Baby Signing – Useful Tips for Getting Started

You may know already that Princess and I have very much enjoyed our Baby Signing journey.  After my first post, Baby Signing, it's a must!,...

Once Upon a Time…..

Scarlett was a shy little girl, she didn't have any brothers or sisters, and she didn't see many other children.  Scarlett and her Mummy...

Getting Their Own Way! – Some Lessons in Negotiation

It's dawned on me that toddlers know far more about negotiation than I do.  What is it with the Little People?  I don't know...

Stress and Pregnancy- Don’t get them Muddled Up

You might know what it's like when those hormones start rushing in, you could cry at the most insignificant things and sickness becomes an...

Green Eyed Toddler – GET

Have you seen the Green Eyed Toddler recently?  AKA GET, he can be a feisty little monkey when he wants to be, and strong...

15 Tips for Coping with a New Baby

1. Sleep.  Get it when you can, it's now a precious commodity.  If baby takes a nap, you can too.  Ignore those emails, leave the...

Have You Thought About Baby Signing?

I started a 'Sing and Sign' class with my Daughter when she was about 6 months old.  I hadn't really heard a lot about...

Daddy’s Girl

Our little Princess is definitely a Daddy's girl.  She follows him round like a lost puppy as fast as her little legs will carry...

My Son, his Dad and his Mental Health

I asked my partner to leave when my Son was 18 months old.  It was a scary time for everyone.  I was quite young,...

Suffering With Pelvic Girdle Pain While Pregnant

I first experienced pelvic girdle pain in the 3rd trimester of my second pregnancy.  If you've experienced it I know you'll get how painful...

Teenagers: It’s all a mystery to me!

  Do you get teenagers?  I've got to be honest, I really struggle.  Since the hormone fairy came along and took away my sweet little boy,...

Having a Second Baby as an Older Mum

If you've read How I Prepared For Labour & Having My First Baby, you'll probably already know  I left a bit of a gap...

Giving Birth: Preparing For Labour & Having My First Baby

Now that I'm pregnant with my third child, I've found myself spending a lot of time thinking about my first experience of labour and...