Baby No. 2 Is On The Way

As you will have guessed from the title… baby no.2 is on the way and we couldn’t be any more thrilled!   That being said, so far things haven’t gone as swimmingly as they could have done, hence the late announcement. But I’ll explain more about that in a moment. First, I should probably give …

Abnormal Nuchal Translucency Screening

If you find yourself in the position where you’re having to think about further prenatal testing following an abnormal scan or blood test result, I completely understand how your feeling. When you’re told a scan doesn’t look right or blood results are a cause for concern, you immediately think the worst. Until it’s explained to …

Father's Day

Father’s Day – Lets celebrate the special men in our lives

Fathers Day is just around the corner and I don’t know about you but I have a few special men in my life that I want to celebrate. This post was actually supposed to be a Father’s Day gift guide but as I started typing it took on a whole new course. The intention of …

The Diary of a Clueless Mum #2

The Diary of a Clueless Mum #2

Dear Diary, 15th May 2020 Since my last diary entry, I feel like I’ve been enslaved to garden chores. Not through being housebound by Covid-19 but due to the beautiful insta-perfect images of stunning gardens with picturesque flowers and topiary, making me feel pretty shit about my own garden. And with my own garden looking …

The Diary of a Clueless Mum #1

The Diary of a Clueless Mum #1

Hello & Welcome Hello and welcome to the Diary of a Clueless Mum #1. Rather than a ‘here’s how to…’ or ‘8 tips on…’, I thought I would change it up a bit and start writing diary entries. They say journaling is therapeutic and I for one have certainly found it helpful to let off …

Top 8 Online Resources for New Mums

Planned for or not, being a new mum can be a scary time. Once you get the trauma of the birth out of the way, the stress doesn’t end there. You now have a newborn baby to contend with. A new little human who is relying on you for absolutely everything. When night feeds don’t …

Garden Activities for kids

7 Great Garden Activities For Kids

We’re all finding it pretty tough at the moment – being stuck indoors I mean. With Corona Virus seemingly worsening, it looks like we won’t be seeing the end of lockdown any time soon. We’re on week 3 and honestly, keeping the kids entertained is becoming increasingly difficult. On the plus side, the weather is …

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Will My Child Experience Racism?

Will my child experience racism? – It’s not an easy question to answer. But if we’re being honest and you have white children and come from a white family, you probably haven’t given the question a thought. And that’s because, in a predominantly white society we assume racism only affects people of certain ethnic origins …

Early Learning at Home Plus a FREE 4-Page Printable Worksheet

Having a 2.5-year-old keeps me on my toes. She’s constantly on the go which means I’m always looking for educational activities to do with her. Mainly to keep her entertained, but also to help improve her gross & fine motor skills & cognitive development. Things like practising numbers, letters, colours, drawing, painting etc, can all …

Top 5 Mum Fails

Top 5 Mum Fails

Top 5 Mum Fails As a mum, have you ever had the feeling that you’re the wrong person for the job? It usually occurs after an epic fail, on your part. And through each and every one, your irrational mind worries that you will leave some sort of lasting damage on your child’s future. One …

Are you a good mum?

Are You A Good Mum?

Are you a good mum? It’s a question I ask myself a lot, multiple times a day in fact. The question comes in different shapes and sizes but they’re all essentially the same one – Did I do enough with her today? Do I give her the right food? Is she drinking enough water? Did …

Potty Training Tips

Potty training tips – the basics I have started potty training many times but then put it on hold after realising she just wasn’t ready. Throughout the whole process so far, I’ve turned to the internet many times to find advice and tips on ways that might assist or make the process easier on both …

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IVF: Frozen Embryo Transfer

IVF: Frozen Embryo Transfer ~ update Quietly Processing a failed attempt I’ve been quiet on the blog over the last few months. In fact, I’m pretty sure my last post was early December. In truth, I haven’t felt overly motivated to write. If you were to look back at my previous blog post on Unexplained …

Tips for working from home with a toddler

8 Tips for Working from Home with a Toddler

  *Updated for April 2020*   Working from home with your toddler is every mother’s dream. It’s a luxury not many parents usually get. Corona Virus aside, I’m fortunate enough to say I do. Rather than heading out to work after dropping my toddler off with childcare and collecting her at the end of a …

Unexplained Infertility - The emotional side

Unexplained Infertility ~ A personal experience

Unexplained Infertility – The Emotional Side It’s fair to say it’s taken quite a while to decide if I wanted to publish this post. Very few people know of the difficulties we’ve had trying to conceive. Even less people know of our unexplained infertility diagnosis. Quite frankly, the fewer people (in my ‘inner circle’) who …

Gift Ideas for Teenagers

Gift Ideas For Teenagers

October is a busy month for us. Not only does our teenager turn 15 but our toddler turns 2 on the exact same day (I know, born on the same day 13 years apart. The teen was not impressed). I’ve been busy buying birthday gifts for both kids and while I’ve found buying for a …