Childproofing Tips for Your Home

Childproofing your home is essential in keeping your baby safe. You should childproof any area in your home that poses a threat to your baby, some of which include: the bathroom, kitchen and the living room. Starting in the bathroom, and specifically with the bathtub, you should cover the faucet/spout head with a specially made soft cover so that your baby can never turn the hot tap on and, unbeknownst to them, allow boiling water to pour into the tub with them and scald them. Covering the faucet/spout head with something soft will also eliminate any chance of your baby bumping his or her own head on it, which could…

Can I Just be a Parent Without a Pigeonhole, Please?

For the last few years there has been a dramatic rise in parent labelling. Like we don’t have a fuckload of enough to deal with already. The Ten Parents You’ll Meet at Playgroups The 5 Top Mummy Types The 10 Dads You’ll Meet at Kids Parties The 12 Parents You’ll Meet in Hell You know the type of article right? I don’t hate them, I often read them and find myself wondering who the fuck I am. WHERE DO I FIT? In this pigeonholing hellfire of parenting, then suddenly I realised. I do what I want. *Sharpe inhale* – I mean that I am sick of parenting categories, I am…

10 Reasons Why I’m Totally #RockingMotherhood

Firstly, thanks for the tag Amy at The Smallest of Things loved reading her ten points, so check that out if you need ideas for your reasons! Okay so I feel like, I do rock motherhood, I totally boss it – not everyday but I am a confident badass mother (really). I found this a bit of a challenge though, looking at the reasons and trying to sift through the fluff… So here goes! As a mother of all girls, I talk to them about everything. We use straight up terms – vagina, breasts, periods… You get the idea, right? I don’t want them to spend years being afraid of their…

Help Your Partner to get Back to Work After Parental Leave

As lovable parents to your little ones, I am sure both you and your partner would have loved to spend all your time raising your kid full-time—if you wanted. However the reality is, you can’t really do that because one of you has to go out and earn your living for the rest of family! At times, both the parents has to take stands and get back to work for a better living. Whether it’s post-leave or a year from now—getting back into the work force along with the transition may get tough. Here are some things you can do to make it easier for everyone. Advice For Both Of…

The Media Make Monsters of Us.

I’ve blogged for a long time now with what feels like a million other parents. We are out in the world doing our best shoulder to shoulder with the masses. We share our stories, we share our best bits and our worst bits and all the bullshit between. Opinions are thrown out there in the hopes that someone catches it and throws it back – Hi there friend, so glad I found you, welcome to my tribe. Blissful. The media, however, have also picked up on this, and it feels like now, more than ever, they like to pit parents, especially mothers, against each other in the comments section. To…

Help For Mums: Essential Advice To Keep Your Child Safe Inside And Outside Your Home

You will be surprised how many things there are around your home that could see your child come into danger. In fact, a high proportion of kids who end up in A&E have had an incident in their home. Over two million children under 15 have an accident in their home every year! Therefore, you need to make sure your home is a safe environment for your kid. Here is some essential advice to keep your child safe inside and outside your home! Pixabay   Clean up that clutter When you have a family, it’s so easy for piles of clutter to appear in your home. It might be a…

Why Motherhood Doesn’t Always Feel Natural

Anyone who has been a parent knows that parenting really is a life changer. It is without a doubt the hardest job in the world. And it can be the most wonderful experience of your life. But those that are new to the life of parenting can be forgiven for feeling that the experience is anything but natural. No amount of advice or reading can prepare you for the true challenge of being a Mother. Perhaps it is because you cannot imagine life as a parent in the same way as the actual experience? Or maybe it’s because you are so darn tired you don’t have time to process the…

The Firsts with Petits Filous

There is something magical and utterly heart stopping about the real firsts you go through with your children. The ones that take your breath away in the best possible way. I could put in a million pictures of my girls doing all their firsts, but we’d be in for a very long post. Instead, I’ve written something short, a poem, not the usual for me but nevertheless, it’s here.    The first breath you took, took mine away. The first time you took a step, time stood still. The first time you smiled, my heart fluttered and burst. The first time you said I Love You, was when I knew…

Pampers Premium Active Fit Magical Pods #ad

I’ve been dealing with nappies for years. So many years, in fact, I don’t remember the last day I didn’t change someone’s nappy! I’ve used all brands, in all price brackets and there is one thing they all have in common. Sag. The thing is, it doesn’t even have to be a full nappy, sometimes they just sag and go all strange. They are ugly to look at. After years of looking at nappies, I’m more than happy to be telling you these Pampers Premium Active Fit Magical Pods are pretty great! And that is great, but what does that look like for a baby or toddler wearing this nappy?…

Hair Glow Rapunzel

Dolls, brushes, dresses and all those wonderful sparkly things I loved so much from my childhood are a big hit with my girls, unsurprisingly. I often walk through the toy aisle, looking at the horses, dolls, dress up costumes and see how far everything has come since I was little but also what I wouldn’t give to be my younger self in a toy shop now. This is the type of doll I would have loved. Her long, silky blonde hair, her golden, crown and a pink dress would have been right up my street. I love the idea of lights in the hair and I was a bit worried…

Pu-erh Tea, is it all it’s cracked up to be?

Yes and no. I’ll start with why I think there is something in the little box of tea worth considering. I drank the tea for two weeks, it doesn’t have an offensive taste in fact it’s very neutral, I drink black & green tea anyway, so I am used to tea without milk and various flavours. If you aren’t then it might take a day or two to get used to. You drink three cups a day, which might sound like a lot, but it really isn’t because you’ll be drinking them after your meals and each tea bag can make two brews. So you do get pretty good value…

White Chocolate & Oreo Microwave Fudge

Following on from yesterday’s Sea Salt and Milk Chocolate fudge. I had a quick go at making some White chocolate & Oreo Microwave Fudge. Probably even easier than the slow cooker recipe I posted yesterday. Although this would work in the slow cooker too, if you want to take your time. Ingredients: 400g White chocolate 1 397g tin Condensed Milk 5/6 Crushed Oreos. Break up the white chocolate, and pop into a good size microwaveable bowl. Then pour in the condensed milk. Give it a quick stir. Pop in the microwave for about 2-3 minutes, take out every 30-40 seconds to stir. Once all combined and smooth it’s ready to…