Skin-to-Skin from Birth

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When Ezra was born I will forever remember him being laid on my chest and feeling his warm, soft, silky skin against mine.  The marathon of labour was done and I felt euphoric that I had had such a positive experience after the trauma of Violet’s birth. Through eyes filled with happy tears, Joe and Read more



Did you know, in October Miffy has come back with a brand new TV series on Tiny Pop! Miffy is a lovable little bunny created 60 years ago by a Dutch artist called Dick Bruner.  Bruner would make up stories about a little white bunny and tell them to his son.  Miffy is drawn in a very minimalist style which appeals to Read more

Happy Days Week 1

Happy Days Week 1featured

I’ve seen so many wonderful ideas for posts since I started blogging and the idea of having a weekly happy days list really struck me as a lovely way to remember the simple things as well as stand out events. So often the simplicity in seeing my children playing or having a lovely family day Read more

Where are all the Boy’s Leggings?

Where are all the Boy’s Leggings?featured

As I’ve said previously, I am quite particular about what the children wear.  Not from a point of view that I want them to look fashionable… I’m not particularly on-trend myself!  First and foremost I want them to be comfortable.  I see so many kids clothes which have bits sticking out, are hard and unforgiving or Read more

Winning at Mummying: Top 10

Winning at Mummying: Top 10featured

Winning at Mummying: Top 10 1) Violet came to me the other week with a blueberry up each nostril. She was showing off about it but looked perplexed when my reaction was to launch myself at her and pinch the top of her nose to stop them going any higher. Heart racing and hands tingling Read more

Scandi not Scandi #4

Scandi not Scandi #4featured

Today Ezra has been wearing one of Violet’s hand-me-downs. It’s a beautiful Sture & Lisa gro with retro brown, orange and red hearts. Not only is it utterly beautiful, but even better it’s made of fair trade and GOT certified cotton from India. The Sture & Lisa website says; “All our clothes are made of Read more

Time Capsule: Ezra at 10 months

Time Capsule: Ezra at 10 monthsfeatured

Today Ezra is 10 months old. The cliché is that time flies, but this year has really flown at such a rate. I’m struggling to even remember what those early days with a newborn baby were like. My big achievements were successfully breastfeeding for the first time, getting through the days with a tiny baby and Read more

Recipe: Baby fibre mix

Recipe: Baby fibre mixfeatured

Here’s my homemade baby fibre mix recipe.  I have noticed differences in digestion between my children and when either of them have struggled a little then I give them one of these dried fruit cubes and it’s enough to reset the balance. Ingredients – 20 portions 150g stoned prunes 100g stoned apricots 150g stoned dates 5 Read more