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Author: Em

Debate: Nanny vs Nursery – 3 months later

Debate: Nanny vs Nursery – 3 months later

Three months later, and some childcare anxiety on both sides, we wanted to update you all on our childcare situation – and why we have made the decisions we made! As a reminder – you can see the original debate here. Em chose to have […]

ABC Book by Shutterfly

ABC Book by Shutterfly

One of The Boy’s favourite first birthday present was the personalised ABC book we made him using Shutterfly. It was such a fun project to make and he loves looking at all of the pictures, especially of friends and family we don’t see too often. […]

To christen or not to christen?

To christen or not to christen?

You may not have realised it, but across the UK fewer and fewer children are being christened. The rate has fallen by nearly 80% since 1900 and in cities such as London fewer than 1 in 10 children are christened. This is despite almost 60% […]

Infant Shuddering Syndrome or Shudder Attacks

Infant Shuddering Syndrome or Shudder Attacks

What is it?  Infant Shuddering Syndrome, Shudder Attacks or Shudder Syndrome is a relatively common, but little known movement disorder that can happen to babies. It has no long term affects and can be considered “normal” although as a parent whose child had it – […]

Review: Hamax Caress Bike Seat

Review: Hamax Caress Bike Seat

The past few weekends we have been loving the sunny weather and in particular taking The Boy out on our bikes on his snazzy new bike seat. It seems like a long time ago, but pre-kids The Boy’s Dad and I used train for triathlons and spend […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Five things to do with your animal obsessed toddler

Five things to do with your animal obsessed toddler

The Boy is a complete animal lover.  It’s so cute to see his face light up when he sees a puppy or a flock of birds. Having unfortunately lost our own cat to a traffic accident when The Boy was 8 weeks old, we have […]

Em’s top tips for babyproofing

Em’s top tips for babyproofing

Before The Boy could crawl I was seriously annoyed by all of the people that told me “Enjoy it because once he’s on the move it’s going to be difficult”. My precious boy found it so frustrating to be stuck in one place – I […]

Why we hired a sleep consultant – and was it worth the money?

Why we hired a sleep consultant – and was it worth the money?

The Boy is and has always been a horrible sleeper. Getting to sleep, Staying asleep, he hates it all!

Em’s favourite websites and apps for pregnancy

Em’s favourite websites and apps for pregnancy

Unlike Kate I am not a book person. I prefer to rely on the internet for advice and information. I mean it’s not like people lie on the internet right?! So here are the websites and / or apps I relied on to get me […]

Winner winner, all the chicken dinner!

Winner winner, all the chicken dinner!

There’s nothing worse than putting the baby to bed after a long day at work and realising you still have to cook dinner. We’ve all been there! Meal prepping is your answer ladies! It’s a lot cheaper than that Deliveroo and it’s healthier too.