To begin with, extended family is the original and best parenting assistance service there is. Even if you don’t get on with your in-laws now, after having a baby, you will appreciate them being around and helping to look after your child. Thankfully I do get on with my in-laws and I know I am lucky as they have helped me a lot along this parenthood journey. Becoming a parent is both the most rewarding and the most challenging thing you will ever have to do, as each stage brings with it its own set of challenges.
When you’re moving home, there are a lot of important factors that you need to take into consideration. This is especially true if you’re raising a young family. If you’re moving outside of your local area, you’ll need to make sure that your new location is suitable for your children. To move home is an extremely expensive process, it can also cause a large amount of upheaval for your family. That is why it is so vital that you make the right decision. Luckily, there are ways for you to take control of the situation. Below are five steps for moving to an area that is good for your kids.
You may have heard me talking about the #voiceofmums Cussons Mum & Me campaign recently and wondered what I am talking about and why am I making videos showing off just how crazy I am? Well it’s simple: Cussons are listening to us mums! So this is my time to be heard and share my favourite bathtime moments. But first, did you see the amazingly clever video that Cussons made using real mums…
My 1st Years have created a fanstastic infographic showing all the things about a babies 1st birthday, to celebrate little Prince George’s first birthday. Babies have incredible 1st years and Prince George is no exception, I loved looking back at all the things babies go through in their first year. It was great to reminice about my little babies when they were approaching their first birthdays. I love reading back through my blog posts at my little Prince and Princesses milestones, they really are incredible.
On Friday a terrible thing happened just outside our home, a boy (who I am not naming) was knocked down by a car. He was 10 and on his way to school with his twin brother and best friend, the best friend lives in the house opposite us. The group of 10 year olds were just on their way to school, like any other normal day and not a care in the world. I was cleaning the dog mess in the garden, must have been 7:50am and I heard a loud bang, so loud that I assumed a car had gone into another car. I heard shouting and a lady screaming and so I ran in to the house and said to hubby, I think there’s been an accident out the front. We always check because our road is quite dangerous, we get a lot of drivers zooming past and knocking our wingmirrors off etc, so we always worry that our car will be a crumbled mess one of these days. But no, it wasn’t a car, I went running out of the side gate, in my wellies, holding a poop bag and saw the boy, lifeless, on the side of the […]
The Small Wonders DVD has been created as a resource for parents of sick and premature babies using the knowledge and skill of over 100 experts in neonatal care and 14 families who allowed Best Beginnings to follow their individual journeys in caring for premature babies. UK-based child health charity Best Beginnings, working with six medical Royal College, UNICEF and more than 15 other organisations, is rolling out a national Small Wonders Change Programme implemented by over 400 nurse, doctor and midwife ‘Champions’ within hospitals throughout the UK to help families of premature and sick babies in the UK irrespective of their socio-economic group, receive the same high quality family-centered care. At the centre of the programme is the Small Wonders DVD, which is the culmination of two years of intensive work for Best Beginnings and follows fourteen families, charting the real-life experiences the parents faced as they met, cared for, and returned home with their premature or sick baby. With 80,000 babies in the UK each year born either premature or sick it is designed as a tool to enable neonatal staff to support and advise parents through their baby’s stay, and encourage parents to play a pivotal role […]
Noah had a great chance to try some fabulous Skeanie shoes and try them out we did!He has literally had them on everyday, without complaint. By complaint I mean for a 15 month old toddler to “not try and take his shoes off” is a glowing compliment… They are fantastic, they look stylish and they look really, really comfortable. We also tested them out in the snow last Sunday and they kept his feet dry for the whole day (as you cannot get wellies for little man at the moment) and we took the opportunity to grab some great photos of them. He walks properly in them as they are not clunky, they are very slim and because of the soft soles they are lightweight, they fit perfectly around his tiny feet. Not to mention they go with all of his outfits, they are so stylish.He dresses better than mummy & daddy! Lovely little shoes. Skeanie’s are beautiful soft-soled leather shoes for babies, infants and juniors that enable small feet to breathe and grow naturally. They have also designed the Skirtle, a unique garment that combines tights and a skirt in an all-in-one piece of clothing that looks edgy and […]
Monday 8th November 5:55pm it all kicked off. I had my first contraction. I was very much in denial for the first few as I’d been experiencing braxton hicks throughout the pregnancy. But they started off every 10 minutes.