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Top tips for travelling overseas – without your baby!

Top tips for travelling overseas – without your baby!

Both of us have been lucky enough to have trips stateside recently – for work (Em) and for a family wedding (Kate). Whilst we both had a great time, leaving our kids for the first time was terrifying! So much to think about – from […]

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 – […]

What you need to know about having a joint first birthday party

What you need to know about having a joint first birthday party

With The Boy and The Girl born just ten days apart, and having many of the same friends, it was a no-brainer to hold a joint one year old birthday party. We planned a relaxed brunch party with around thirty (!) of our closest friends and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]

The Girl can walk! But I wasn’t expecting to feel this way…

The Girl can walk! But I wasn’t expecting to feel this way…

The Girl is nearly 11 months old and she started walking two weeks ago! Totally unexpectedly, right before bedtime, she haphazardly walked 10 steps to my husband. It was nothing short of amazing! To say I was elated is an understatement – I messaged almost […]

Mother’s Day Special: What others have taught us about being a mum

Mother’s Day Special: What others have taught us about being a mum

Well, it’s our first Mother’s Day! The lie in (for Em) was as good as she had imagined it would be for the last year and the hour of peace (for Kate) in the morning whilst The Girl was on a walk was simply wonderful. […]

How to manage your baby’s constipation

How to manage your baby’s constipation

It’s true what they say – you talk about poo so much when you have a baby. And now, I guess I also write about poo. What happened to us?