Introducing Pearl

Introducing our newest member of the family, Pearl Vivienne. Pearl arrived into our lives quickly on Saturday 4th August. It was the day of Brighton Pride and thankfully, being 39 weeks pregnant we didn’t go into town for the festivities, but to our local village fair instead, where my contractions began.…

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Second Time Mum: What’s in the babies hospital bag?

When I had Violet, I literally had NO IDEA what we would realistically need in our hospital bags. I just followed a couple of online guides and hoped for the best. It turned out we were in hospital quite a lot longer than I packed for so V had to…

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Review: Mutsy Nexo Stroller

Now Violet is a little bit older at nearly EIGHTEEN MONTHS (😱) it’s been amazing to finally upgrade our travel system to a lightweight stroller. No more loading multiple parts of a heavy pram into the boot of the car, this is one of the lightest, easiest strollers I’ve ever…

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Weaning: 5 Things I’d do differently next time

I’m sure you’ve seen my recent posts (mainly of frustration!) around weaning Violet and her journey with eating. She is not a big eater and is extremely fussy, which has been a real surprise to me. I naively thought as I eat a huge variety of foods, flavours and spices,…

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Review: Fisher Price Laugh & Learn Range

Just recently I’ve noticed a difference in the way that Violet plays with her toys. As she is 18 months now, she’s started to understand exactly how to play with each toy and what it does, rather than just being attracted to pretty shapes, colours or textures. With the new…

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Top tips for family meal times & a giveaway with Portmeirion

If I could say which element of parenting I find the most stressful, I’d say anything to do with eating, for sure. Give me a full on toddler temper tantrum to deal with over a spilt bowl of macaroni cheese any day. Violet hasn’t been the easiest baby to wean…

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Pregnancy #2: 37 week update – we are fully cooked!

It’s hard to get my head around that as of today, our baby is FULLY COOKED and could arrive at any moment! The baby is apparently the size of a Honeydew Melon, and feels as heavy as one too. I am starting to feel like the baby is seriously starting to run…

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Review: The Baby Box Company Luxury Hamper

We all know that when someone you know is expecting a baby, they’ll be showered in gifts. I mean, who doesn’t love buying cute baby clothes and products – When I’m choosing a gift I always try to chose something that will stand out but will be practical and actually…

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Review: Water Babies Chapter 3 & 4

It’s time for a little update on how Violet is getting along with her swimming lessons! If you follow me on instagram, you’ll know Violet is a TOTAL water baby. Although she loves bath time, water sensory play and her paddling pool – it’s clear to see her favourite time of…

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The things they DON’T tell you about your second pregnancy

They say every pregnancy is different, but I’ve been astounded this time to how different it really is! Part of that is down to my physical symptoms being totally different (so much so, we called the baby a boy for the first 16 weeks!) but my lifestyle is totally different…

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