more than one way to raise a child

Month: April 2018

Top 5 places to visit in Yorkshire with under 5’s when you are solo parenting

Top 5 places to visit in Yorkshire with under 5’s when you are solo parenting

*Guest Post* Thanks to Kathryn from A Mum Like Me for this guest post! -Kate & Em

All you need to know about Breast Pumps

All you need to know about Breast Pumps

This week it’s all about the guest posts! Thanks to @livyloowho for commenting on Instagram about your experience with pumping and prompting this joint guest post. There are A LOT of breast pump options available, often with a hefty price tag. It is also an […]

The Boy’s Birth Story

The Boy’s Birth Story

So I never thought I’d be the kind of person to share a “birthstory” – far too personal for me! But here we are… The Boy is 1 tomorrow and Kate says it’s a good idea so I am ready to step outside my comfort […]

Teething: What helps and what doesn’t

Teething: What helps and what doesn’t

When our kids started teething, we bought every remedy the pharmacy sold — why would we let our kids experience pain if we could do something about it?! As we quickly learned, it’s not as simple as that! Here’s what we found helped and what […]

A review of Rocks Lane Soft Play in Chiswick

A review of Rocks Lane Soft Play in Chiswick

There are a handful of soft plays in the Chiswick area (Piccolo, Rocks Lane, and Gymboree) and in Hounslow (Snakes & Ladders). How suitable are these to one year old, or younger? We wondered the same thing! Along with what it is really like, the […]

Day in the life of Em

Day in the life of Em

Before I had The Boy I found day-in-the-life type posts fascinating to see what life actually is like with a kid. I hope you find this one interesting! To recap The Boy is nearly one, we have a nannyshare 4 days a week and I […]

Can you ever have too many toys?

Can you ever have too many toys?

As you may have seen on Instagram, Kate and I were both intrigued to read about The Toy Box in CityKids magazine Spring edition. The Toy Box service offers a monthly toy subscription for children – they send you a box of age-appropriate toys each month, […]

The Girl’s Birth Story

The Girl’s Birth Story

One year ago today, The Girl was born. 10 April 2017 at 3:40 pm, weighing 3.71 kgs/8lbs 2 oz. Today I took her for her one-year check: she now weighs 8.6 kgs/19 lbs. 10 pounds heavier, and I’m hopefully 10 pounds lighter — this last […]

How (and why) I fixed my baby’s sticky-out ears

How (and why) I fixed my baby’s sticky-out ears

Just like his Dad, as The Boy got older we found that his ears started to stick out. A lot. Whilst The Boy’s Dad is obviously a complete hottie I started to worry about what sticky-out ears would mean for The Boy. Would he get […]

Should your one year old be allowed to eat sugar?

Should your one year old be allowed to eat sugar?

Easter wouldn’t be Easter without a visit from the Easter Bunny with some chocolatey treats. But do you allow your toddler to eat Easter Eggs? The abundance of treats got me and Kate arguing again – should you restrict how much sugar your kid has? […]

A Beginner’s Guide to Gina Ford

A Beginner’s Guide to Gina Ford

Gina Ford has a mixed reputation amongst UK mums – she’s either loved or loathed. I can’t think of any other individual who can ignite such passion (negative and positive) in a circle of mummy friends – even the media has picked up on it.