The Sisterhood

The Sisterhood

What do you do when your friend is going through one of the toughest times in her life and your very presence makes her feel worse? Procreation is supposedly the most natural thing in the world. Why then can the process be a cruel, heart breaking, mind altering experience? I've been lucky, so unbelievably lucky. [...]

Extended Rear Facing Car Seats – Rear Facing the Way Forward

Extended Rear Facing Car Seats – Rear Facing the Way Forward

I am a huge advocate for extended rear facing car seats. The introduction of i-size seats is beginning to raise much needed awareness of rear facing car seats but I still find that a lot of people (including parents) are very surprised when they see my three year old in his rear facing car seat. [...]

Wedding Crashers

Wedding Crashers

Around the age of 25 I realised I had definitely reached adulthood as wedding invitations started gracing my door mat in abundance.  Pre - children I loved weddings.  Seriously, what's not to love?  A slap up meal, a few (ahem  - several!) glasses of bubbly, catching up with friends and family, a party and boozing [...]

Don’t be blue 

Don’t be blue 

It's a funny old thing this parenting malarkey.  It is the single most important job you will ever undertake and yet no training or experience is given or required.  The job description would, I think, read something like this: Role:  Parent Objective:  keep small human alive and raise to make valuable contribution to society Skills [...]

20 something Mums vs 30 something Mums

20 something Mums vs 30 something Mums

We all know becoming a Mum is a completely life changing experience.  One minute you’re lovingly touching your fast expanding bump, planning the nursery décor and finalising your list of names.  The next, you’re knee deep in dirty nappies, can’t remember the last time you showered and frantically googling ‘why won’t my baby stop crying’. [...]