What I learned from the first week of potty training
Hi! It’s been a while! I took a bit of a break to deal with the stress of miscarriage, and the excitement (and strain) of being in the first trimester with baby number two! For the last few weeks we’ve been potty training our daughter. It was a bit of a shock to us that […]
Mental Health Monday: The Aftermath of Christmas with Sensitive Kids
We have had a fabulous family Christmas. It’s been intense but it’s been fun and full of love and laughter. We’ve had overnight guests, cooked for 10 on Christmas day and then another Christmas dinner for 8 on Boxing day. It’s such a busy week every year because we are the ‘hub family’. We tend […]
My first smear test
The most awkward part really is the getting undressed bit. Both my kids are summer babies so all my late pregnancy speculum exams have been easy, I was wearing a dress! This time I had to try not to get tangled in my own skinny jeans. The rest is all pretty straightforward.
Pinewood Pods at Port Lympne Zoo
On the morning of Sunday the 13th October, we headed to Port Lympne. We were going to spend the next couple of days there. Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve is about a 25 minute drive from our home, the perfect sort of distance away for a short break! Here is my review of how our […]
Why I decided against a home birth
I want to start by saying I LOVE the idea of a home birth and adore hearing people’s experiences of giving birth at home, so please don’t read this as anti home birth, these are just the reasons it wouldn’t have worked for me. I had never considered a home birth until a saw a […]
Tricks for coping with Chicken Pox!
Many of us are familiar with the signs and symptoms of chicken pox- if you’re not click here and have a read! Sadly it is inevitable that our little ones will deal with it at some point- so we thought that we’d put together some (tried and tested*) top tips for helping your little ones […]
A New Mummykind Baby!
My baby arrived a couple of weeks ago so I thought it would only be right to introduce her to our followers with a bit of a “life update” after so many pregancy posts (and more to come from my drafts folder that need a bit of polishing up!) As you may have noticed I […]
I abandoned the mirror – and you should too.
9 months ago when I moved house, I did something that many would call drastic, or unnecessary. While decluttering and sorting through my possessions, I decided to get rid of my mirror. Yes, that’s right, it’s gone. The only mirror left in the house now is a 20cm round mirror that I use to put […]
Wonderful Women: Mum of three, ASD and Faith
This Wednesday we have a great feature from Caroline. She has three children, and has been a mum for the last 23 years, but has been caring for little people for a lot longer! Can you tell us a bit about yourself? Hi, I am one of three children. I was born in 1960 – […]