A letter to my daughter at 14 months

A letter to my daughter at 14 months

Dear Autumn,

This month we’ve been busy bees! Speaking of which, one of your most favourite TV programmes is Maya the Bee and you love saying “Bee! Bee!” As the weather has turned colder, we’ve been staying indoors a bit more. However, we’ve still managed to get out and about exploring. You even went on your first holiday! Let’s take a little look at your month… View Post

Review: Shaken Udder YogOaty Pouches

Review: Shaken Udder YogOaty Pouches

I’ve been aware of Shaken Udder milkshakes for quite some time. Their cartoon cows and bold packaging make them difficult to miss when I’m in the refrigerated section of the supermarket! Recently, they’ve launched YogOaty pouches. These are tasty pouches you can take out with you for a snack, pop in lunchboxes or have as part of breakfast.

Autumn has been a good little tester as always. As you’ve seen on the blog this week, she loves trying bath time things, but food is her most favourite thing to try! She’s tried out all three flavours over the last few weeks either as a snack or as part of her breakfast. I like how small they are to take out with me to play groups or the library. View Post

Review: Minene Pushchair Liner

Review: Minene Pushchair Liner

Don’t you just hate when you end up with a collection of crumbs and fluff in your child’s pushchair or car seat? If you’re lucky, it’ll look something like this:

Crumbs in pushchair

At worst, you won’t want to touch that stuff without a pair of gloves. This is where the Minene pushchair liner comes in! 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

Harry & Rose Hair and Body Wash

Harry & Rose Hair and Body Wash

If there’s something I like doing, it’s helping to support local businesses. I met Harry & Rose at The Baby Show in Birmingham, but was delighted to find out they’re from Kent. At The Baby Show, I bought some of their Baby Nappy Spray. I love it as it’s so gentle, smells pleasant and you don’t have to rub it into your baby’s bottom. This is much easier now that Autumn’s on the move! It seems to have helped. We also tried some of their Baby Soft Lotion, which I was also impressed with.

When the opportunity arose to try Harry & Rose Hair – Body Wash, I was eager to give it a try. View Post