It’s funny how watching your friend's children grow up becomes so important and valued. Hanna and I became friends when our daughters were 4 and 6 weeks old. We bonded over a baby massage class, both sleep deprived and totally winging this whole motherhood malarkey. Over the next two years our friendship grew and I … Continue reading Becoming a Godmother: Odette’s Christening
Potty training. Ugh. I remember my cousin saying potty training was her least favourite phase of motherhood, and I totally get it now. We tried Harper at 22 months as she was showing signs of readiness, and again at 25 months. Both times were a disaster and I found myself so stressed and anxious. Our … Continue reading Potty Training: Our journey to saying goodbye nappies
Body empowerment for women is something I am really passionate about. In a time when we are saturate with media showing us images of one type of body shape, which is generally photoshopped to be achieved, I am always looking for brands and outlets that counteract this and remind us that ALL body shapes and … Continue reading Postpartum Lingerie: Julie May Clothing
The pending birth of a baby brings much anticipation, and a much thought about topic is "what should I pack in my hospital bag?". What items will I actually use? What items will render themselves useless and never actually leave said bag? My lovely friend, Hanna from Two Cherries, is expecting her second baby imminently. … Continue reading What to pack in your hospital bag
With the month of October here, and being immersed with cosy knits, pumpkin spice, and Wellington boot walks, I feel it is now an appropriate time to mention the festive season. Christmas is filled with so many edible treats, that last year I decided to do a chocolate-free advent calendar for my daughter. There are … Continue reading 10 ways to fill your child’s advent calendar, without a chocolate in sight!
Gloucestershire is an amazing place to raise children. I am originally from Hertfordshire and have fallen head over heels with the Cotswolds. I'm aware I'm late in posting this and the holidays are nearly over, but if you're looking for some last minute things to do myself and some other lovely locals have written our … Continue reading Things to do this summer with children in Gloucestershire
Call us crazy, but we are embarking on a 3 weeks USA roadtrip with Harper, stopping in five states. Our trip is a mix between beach holiday and city break and we are visiting our family, so it is an amazing opportunity but we are also understandably nervous! Here is what I am packing. Suitcase … Continue reading Travelling with a toddler – what to pack