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 [...]

Winter vs Spring baby

Winter vs Spring baby

With my youngest having recently reached her half birthday we have safely come out the other side of the exhausting, amazing, overwhelming phase that is having a newborn baby.  For me, it's very much like riding a never ending seesaw, constantly flitting from revelling in the cuteness of tiny toes, first smiles and sleepy cuddles [...]

Sleep Maths

Sleep Maths

Every first time mum-to-be is repeatedly told how tired they will be when their bundle of joy arrives.  So much so, it can almost feel like a lecture at times.  “Sleep now before the baby comes” anyone?  Or the cheery “you have no idea what’s about to hit you”.  Hit me?  I’m having a baby [...]

Dear Sebastian 

Dear Sebastian 

Dear Sebastian, It's been nearly 5 months since you became a big brother and, my darling boy, mummy and daddy couldn't be prouder of you. Yes we've had a few bumps along the road but you've shown us what a kind, caring and loving boy you are with just a sprinkling of a tantrum here [...]