Lifestyle, Parenting

Re-Joining Facebook

A few weeks ago I took the plunge and joined the world of Facebook! Notice the title is "re-joining Facebook" - I have been on there before. Many many years ago when it first launched. It was great during university and for a couple of years after but once I got in to the world… Continue reading Re-Joining Facebook

Lifestyle, Parenting

My son at 13 months.

It's a little while since I have written about Charlie, his routine or development. I find that the older he gets, the less reassurance I need that I am doing "a good job". When Charlie was newborn I was constantly seeking advice on what others were doing in terms of parenting, and how other children… Continue reading My son at 13 months.


Trying To Conceive | IVF Success

I have previously mentioned on my blog that my husband and I underwent IVF treatment in order to be blessed with our beautiful son who is now 13 months old. Life with a baby is so busy that it is easy to forget where it all started. The happiness that we feel now having Charlie… Continue reading Trying To Conceive | IVF Success


1st Birthday Preparations | What I Wasn’t Prepared For

So in two weeks time my son turns one! I cannot believe how fast this year has gone. I still think of him as my baby but it is starting to sink in that he's a little boy, he's getting more and more independent, he has his own personality, and is no longer a "newborn".… Continue reading 1st Birthday Preparations | What I Wasn’t Prepared For


9 Month Health & Development Review

    Babies will have regular health and development reviews during their first few years. It seems that each local area in the U.K. carries these out at different times, but generally they are reviewed shortly after birth, 1-2 weeks, 6-8 weeks, 9-12 months and 1-3 years. Last week Charlie had his 9 month review and… Continue reading 9 Month Health & Development Review

Fitness, Parenting

Challenge Day 8 | Date Night

So mid-way through January I decided to do a "12 days of new year" challenge, for a bit of fun and to prompt me to consistently upload a blog. It started off well but the reality set in that with my 9 month old son to look after I was going to struggle to do… Continue reading Challenge Day 8 | Date Night


Surviving on one wage

"The goal isn't more money. The goal is living life on your terms" Chris Brogan. I am now officially out of my maternity leave, and I am lucky enough that I am able to take an extra year off work on career break. Now we are by no means rich but we have learned to… Continue reading Surviving on one wage


Day 4 & 5: Try a new recipe & 50 press ups as fast as possible.

Thursday 3:45am, I was alone in my bedroom sobbing, Charlie in the next room crying his eyes out. This was the 4th time he had woken since 10:30. I'm at my wit's end, sleep-deprived, exhausted, emotional; the third night in a row that I've managed no more than a couple of broken hours sleep. Is… Continue reading Day 4 & 5: Try a new recipe & 50 press ups as fast as possible.