Bum’s the word

Never have I spoken about poo and bums as much as I have since becoming a mum.  I’ve had many conversations that I could never have imagined pre Noah, particularly in those early months.  Talk of stitches, leaky boobs and projectile vomiting has reduced somewhat over the past year but bum talk is usually still pretty high on the agenda. We did pretty well in the …

The little things….

Maternity leave is over! My maternity leave is well and truly over, there I said it, I have barely been able to utter the words as it makes me feel a bit sick.  As hard as this whole returning to work business is I have to focus on the positives of this next chapter.  It’s also got me looking back over the past year as …

Mums night off – Veeno

This week I was invited along to a wine tasting at Veeno in Nottingham.  Clearly an invite with the word wine in it was going to get a “yes please” from me.  I grabbed my plus 1 and headed down there not knowing quite what to expect, we were certainly not disappointed. The atmosphere is intimate and relaxed with loads of gorgeous decorative features like …

A room of our own – bedding & bedspreads

I’m going to be brave and say it… Noah is now fairly consistently sleeping through the night, Hallelujah! Now lets hope I haven’t just jinxed it!  Up until now our odd and mismatched sleeping patterns have meant a variety of sleeping arrangements have occurred over the past 14 months.  We had planned to switch our bedroom and guest bedroom around some time ago but held off as our …

#timetotalk

So, today is Time to Talk day, a day about raising awareness around mental health and actually, making the point that every day should be a Time to Talk day. The focus of #timetotalk is ending the misconceptions around mental health.  These misconceptions include the views that being affected by a mental health problem is unusual, that it is embarrassing, that it’s a weakness and that …

An average life?

Sat feeding Noah his lunch a few weeks ago a song came on the radio with the lyrics “are you satisfied with an average life”.  It just got me thinking, for most of us, for the majority of our lives we are sold the line that ordinary and average isn’t enough and that we should always be striving for extraordinary. It made me think about …

It happened…

It happened, the day is finally here, I just left my baby at nursery for the first time. How did this day actually come around? it seemed like it was always in the future and would never actually be now. Walking away I’ve been dreading this day for some time, walking away from my child and leaving him in the care of what are essentially …

Cherrybooboo bibs

Cherrybooboo is a small business run by a very lovely lady called Kristy.  She makes all of the items in her shop by hand including buggy straps, dummy ties and bibs.  We have had a number of bibs from Cherrybooboo and they are great.  Firstly, they look beautiful, they’re immaculately finished and she’s really thought about the shape and fit to ensure they not only …

Skincare review – Liz Earle

My skincare regime has been somewhat lacking over the past year or so, partly due to lack of time but mainly due to a hefty case of can’t be arsed.  Now that things are becoming a little less hectic and I feel I’m finally rejoining the realms of reality I’m determined to sort my mush out.  This at least distracts me from dealing with any …

RIP pelvic floor

I am mourning a loss, a loss of something I’d paid almost no attention to for my entire life but that I now miss daily.  So long pelvic floor, it’s true what they say, you don’t know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone.  I’m sorry that I took you for granted, that I didn’t appreciate all the hard work you’d done for me over the …