Confessions of a bad mommy #2

Forgive me parents for I have sinned…again! It’s been a while since my last confessional and if I’m been honest I’ve been feeling a little smug. I’m not usually one to blow my own trumpet but I’ve been on top of my parenting game! Rory passed through his last leap with ease and has even developed an…

Guest Post – The Pregnancy Diaries #week17

Week 17. Baby is an orange Well we’ve gone from being totally unprepared and over cautious, to having the cot at home and pram on the way! (Not to our house obviously, don’t want any bad luck!) A ‘quick look’ in Mothercare and what felt like about 4 hours later and we had the pram…

Guest Post – The Pregnancy Diaries #week16

Week 16 baby is an avocado This week has been quite stressful for me. I can’t work out whether things are more stressful than normal, or I just can’t handle things as well! I’m pretty sure it is hormone driven, but I have cracked under the strain a couple of times and even had a…

My top ten mugs on Etsy…

One of my favourite things to do at night when I’m unable to sleep is window shop on Etsy. It’s one of those website (like youtube) that I can easily get lost within for hours on end. Having a baby means my browsing time is normally scarce but when insomnia strikes it’s the perfect past…

Guest Post – The Pregnancy Diaries #week15

Week 15. Baby is a pear ? This week I have been discovering how I am now unable to squeeze myself into/through/past things. Although I can’t seem to remember this  phase from the first time! I have found myself in several situations where I have needed to get from A to B, but my route…

Our weekend in pictures…

Well this weekend has been filled with sleepless nights and visits to the walk in centre! Rory is currently suffering from an angry strain of man flu and we’ve all been made to feel his pain!

Guest Post- The Pregnancy Diaries #week14

Meet Kerrie – My new guest blogger… Although this is not my first pregnancy, it has been 10 years, so it pretty much feels like I’m starting all over again. Difference is, a decade has passed meaning this time I am almost classed as an ‘older mum’ and I feel it! I don’t have half…

Ten things all new parents need…

One advantage of bringing up children in the modern world is the extensive array of gadgets, designed to make your complicated life that little bit easier! But are these baby must haves actually making our lives any better, or are manufacturers just lining their pockets with the money of vulnerable new parents?

On your marks, get set, BAKE! #5

Another week, another bake! This week saw the contestants do battle over pastry. It was also the week which, according to the sun, left viewers baffled. Apparently Mary Berry’s recipe for a Bakewell tart started a debate on twitter as to whether the Derbyshire treat should be topped with icing or almonds. I’m lead to believe, again…

Most common arguments amongst new(ish) parents…

Becoming parents is a wonderful but testing time. Know matter how prepared you think you are, when that buddle of joy enters the world their sure to turn it upside down! As Rory hurtles towards his first birthday, I find myself in envy of new parents. Now don’t go thinking I’m some crazy baby lady…

On your marks, get set, BAKE! #4

Batter week! It may have been a first in the bake off tent but in our house its a weekly staple. If your from Yorkshire, the classic beef accompaniment ( Yorkshire pudding) isn’t reserved just for Sundays. In fact there isn’t much us Yorkshire folk wouldn’t serve in a Yorkshire Pud. From stews and casseroles to things a little sweeter like Jam…

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ICE CREAM

So yesterday was just too hot! Ryan is adamant that he predicted (several times) the September heat wave back at the beginning of summer, personally I think he heard it on the radio and pointed it out to me once in passing. When the weather is this hot it calls for one thing and one thing only…ICE…