Sunday Review: For Aisha baby food

Sunday Review: For Aisha baby food

If you’ve weaned a baby in the last 2 years, or have recently started looking at what foods are available, you may have heard of For Aisha. They create baby food which is bursting with flavour, taking inspiration from around the world. They are also ideal for Muslims, as their baby foods are halal.

I started weaning Autumn shortly before  6 months and started off gently. However, now I am always looking for new flavours and foods for Autumn to try. I thought that these pouches would be a great way to introduce her tiny tastebuds to some more exotic flavours. Whilst the usual baby foods such as cottage pie, spaghetti bolognese etcetera are great, I thought it would be good for her to try something a little more interesting. View Post

Ode to a call-centre operator

Ode to a call-centre operator

I’ve always enjoyed poetry. When I was a child, I remember spending ages giggling over Spike Milligan poems. I still enjoy them to this day! From time to time, I like writing my own poems. Whilst I’m never going to be poet of the century, they’re a different way of writing things. They get you thinking differently and are often fun.

I’ve previously written a serious poem about my breastfeeding journey coming to an end. However, today’s blog post is a light-hearted poem about a nuisance caller who rang the landline JUST as I’d finally got Autumn to go to sleep. I’m sure there’s a lot of Mums (and Dads) who can relate to this one! View Post

A husband’s view of paternity leave and returning to work

A husband’s view of paternity leave and returning to work

Going back a couple of generations, looking after the home and children was very much thought of as “women’s work”. However, with the rise of stay-at-home dads and dads seeming to be more hands-on in general, I wondered what my husband’s thoughts were. He’s wonderfully hands on with Autumn and has expressed in the past that he is worried about missing her doing different things like crawling and walking for the first time. I thought I’d do a little interview with him about his thoughts on paternity leave and working, leaving his baby at home. View Post

How to choose the perfect baby name

How to choose the perfect baby name

With a third royal baby on the way, baby names are a hot topic right now! Choosing your baby’s name is fun, but can also lead to some stressful moments! My husband and I didn’t do too badly, but I’ve heard of couples having full-blown arguments over choosing their unborn child’s name. Luckily, we only had a couple of minor disagreements.

My husband thought it was quite ridiculous at times where I sought baby name inspiration from. However, I think it’s good to take inspiration from all kinds of sources! View Post

A letter to my daughter at 11 months

A letter to my daughter at 11 months

Dear Autumn,

How are we only a month away from your first birthday? It makes me sad to think that you’re already so close to being a toddler rather than a baby. You’ll always be my baby though, no matter how big you get! As sad as it is when you stop doing funny little things, there’s always a new thing to follow. It’s just part of a natural, healthy progression.

We’ve had lots of fun this month, this is what you’ve been up to… View Post