Anyone who has a toddler will know how impossible it is to get almost anything done without it being undone right behind you, or having to stop what you are doing because you notice said toddler dancing on the dining room table and you have to rescue him (not that I know for experience…) Continue reading
No matter what age you have a child, there are things you will have to learn the hard way- like just how bitchy you can be on 2 hours broken sleep, or how much chocolate you can consume without being sick (or is that just me?). I had H at the tender age of 21, Max at 22, and was running my own business by 23- I have to throw that in-, then Charlie at 26. Becoming a Mum at such a young age meant I had to learn some things faster than I might have otherwise, and some of those things were pretty hard lessons.
There were so many questions I had about what having a baby would be like when I was pregnant for the first time. Would it be really painful? Would I be able to have pain relief? How would I know what to do and would I be able to have control? I wanted the answers and everything I was told, or read was so vague I couldn’t nail down one answer. It took me 3 babies to realize the reason that so much information was conflicting was because every birth is different! Having said that, there are a few things that tend to be more or less universal and these are the things I thought I’d share. Continue reading
Oh a newborn baby is something so precious- a true miracle! When you bring your bundle of joy home there are some things you might not know you need to know, I’m going to save you the hard yards of learning through trial and error- here’s what I wish I knew before we brought our boys home! Continue reading
Being pregnant brings with it all sorts of new challenges and one that I found pretty challenging was style. Anyone who knows me, knows I’m not that style savvy (at all) but we all like to feel good about how we look and I find that for me, a lot of that comes from the clothes I wear. Here’s a quick guide to what I wore during my pregnancy with Charlie, while sticking to a pretty strict budget (and being limited to access to shops- hello online shopping!) Continue reading
Oh I’m so excited! So many of my friends are having babies, and everyone knows the most precious baby moment of all is visiting the new addition (and glowing Mumma) in hospital- but just pause for a second- there are some pretty important things to consider if you want to have a snuggle with that beautiful bundle and not put the new parents out- here are my top tips Continue reading
I attended a baby shower on the weekend, it was gorgeous to ooh and aaah over the glowing Mumma’s big belly and lots of fun to watch her unwrap her presents. But it made me realize that many people are at a loss as to what they could get as a gift for a soon to be Mum (or a new baby)- especially when it’s a second, third or even fourth addition to the family! So I thought I’d use my infinite wisdom (not really), and my experience in both giving & receiving gifts for babies and give some suggestions- hopefully they help! Continue reading
Charlie’s afternoon nap time is from 1pm till 3pm and if he misses it we all (I) suffer for it. This afternoon he decided (and I’m sure he has an excellent reason) not to fall asleep in his cot as he usually does. After an hour of crying in which he did not stop, I relented & gave him his dummy. He still didn’t stop crying- just spat it out & waved his little fists around. There were real tears and all! Continue reading
A stylish nappy bag can be impossible to find! In my time as a Mum I’ve been through a heap of bags- from simple bags from Target to some of a more designer bent. When I fell pregnant with Charlie I decided that I wanted to find a bag that would fit everything I needed for both the baby, the boys and myself- not an easy task!
As someone who has kids on a farm I have become fairly practiced at travelling with a baby and small (and now larger) children. The closest shops to us are an hour away and our nearest city (with more than a Target) is 4.5 hours away, so I’ve had a bit of practice with driving long distances and the difficulties of being away from the comforts of home with a young family in tow. I know how stressful it is, and how messy and disrupting it can be, so I hope these ideas can help you make it all a little easier. Continue reading