tea and chocolate
Mental Health, Parenthood

Self-Care Sunday #36

You may have noticed a lack of self-care posts over the last fortnight. Not gonna lie, I've not had a lot of time for self-care, despite my insistence that everyone should be able to find at least half an hour for themselves each week. We all have our bad weeks. What I've learned this week,… Continue reading Self-Care Sunday #36

peppa pig magic painting
Books, Film, Jenson, Lifestyle, Music, Parenthood

The Power, Taylor Swift and magic painting #LittleLoves

And just like that, another week's over! I've got two weeks of #LittleLoves to catch you up on as I abandoned last week's post in favour of celebrating Fountain Pen Day. Cos, y'know, it's me. So here's a look at what I've been loving lately. Read: The Power and Wild. I've read a lot of… Continue reading The Power, Taylor Swift and magic painting #LittleLoves

Me and Jenson Trevaskis Farm
Cornwall, Jenson, Parenthood

Jenson: 29 months old

Wow, Jenson's age in months is equal to my age in years! And I feel like he's really grown up a lot in the last month too. He's coming out with new words every day and is even stringing a few together, such as 'ready, steady, go!' and 'where gone?', plus he can recognise loads… Continue reading Jenson: 29 months old

buildablock book review
Books, Parenthood

What Jenson has been reading lately

I'm not the only lucky bookworm in the house who gets sent books to review - Jenson does too! Here's a look at what we've been reading lately. Jenson loves anything interactive and board books are still our style of choice, making these the perfect titles. Up first is Buildablock* by Christopher Franceschelli. It's such… Continue reading What Jenson has been reading lately

it only happens in the movies by holly bourne
Books, feminism, Film, Jenson, Lifestyle

Stationery Matters, We Should All Be Feminists and mulled wine #LittleLoves

Welcome to another week of #LittleLoves, where I share what I've been loving over the past week. I've whizzed through the latest Holly Bourne, been moved by a TED Talk and listened to an old favourite. Check out the highlights. Read: It Only Happens in the Movies and Stationery Matters. I freaking love Holly Bourne… Continue reading Stationery Matters, We Should All Be Feminists and mulled wine #LittleLoves

finger painting
Books, Jenson, Lifestyle, Parenthood

Gilmore Girls, finger painting and addictive reads #LittleLoves

This week has been pretty eventful, for Jenson at least. After skipping a nursery session due to a cold he then went on to sail through the next - with minimal tears and he actually played! His next session will be upped to two hours and it'll include snack time, so let's hope he keeps… Continue reading Gilmore Girls, finger painting and addictive reads #LittleLoves

jenson 28 months old
Jenson, Parenthood

Jenson: 28 months old

Man, it has been a big month! Yep, we're a few weeks into nursery now. I had hoped that Jenson may have been settled in by now, working his way towards two four-hour sessions a week, but we soon realised that this transition is going to take some time. We have a routine which seems… Continue reading Jenson: 28 months old

autumn halloween books from nosy crow
Books, Parenthood

New autumn/Halloween releases from Nosy Crow

If you're the kind of parent who likes to update their child's bookshelves in keeping with the seasons (and, let's face it, who isn't?!), you'll love these new releases from Nosy Crow, particularly if you have pre-school and tween girls. Up first we have Cat Learns to Listen at Moonlight School*, written by Simon Puttock… Continue reading New autumn/Halloween releases from Nosy Crow

lansinoh manual breast pump
Parenthood

Feed With Confidence with Lansinoh [giveaway]

A couple of weeks ago I was approached by a PR about a post on breastfeeding with confidence and I was completely upfront: I didn't/couldn't breastfeed and so didn't  feel comfortable writing about something I hadn't experienced. But the campaign isn't necessarily about breastfeeding. The campaign is called 'feed' with confidence and they were happy… Continue reading Feed With Confidence with Lansinoh [giveaway]

jenson 27 months old
Jenson, Parenthood

Jenson: 27 months old

I can't believe Jenson is two and a quarter! A quarter of a year has passed since his last birthday - in that time again I'll be 30! Man, time flies when you're getting old. We've really excelled at parenting fun this month, with lots of days out that go beyond hanging out in the… Continue reading Jenson: 27 months old