advent calendars 2016
Lifestyle, Parenthood

Top 10 advent calendars for 2016

Gone are the days of traditional chocolate advent calendars. These days you can get your mitts on anything from toys to beauty products - or build your own. Here are some of my faves for this year. Lindt bear, Sainsburys, £12.00 Personalised Christmas memories, Not on the High Street, £10.00 Advent for two, Hotel Chocolat,… Continue reading Top 10 advent calendars for 2016

toddler milestone cards from boots
Parenthood

Item of the day: Toddler milestone cards from Boots

Baby milestone cards are popping up on mum blogs and Instagram but have you seen the toddler milestone cards? Next time your heart aches at the sight of a 'I said my first word' or 'I crawled for the first time' card, wondering how your child has grown so fast, look forward to the opportunity… Continue reading Item of the day: Toddler milestone cards from Boots

18-24 months boys clothes wish list
Jenson, Parenthood

Wish List: Clothes for Jenson

I love buying clothes for Jenson more than for myself - crazy, right? I went through his 18-24 months old clothes the other day to see what we still need to pick up before the end of the summer and I was surprised to see that we're almost there. We just need a few more… Continue reading Wish List: Clothes for Jenson

jenson eight months old_featured
Jenson, Parenthood

Jenson: Eight months old

I know I start every monthly update amazed at how fast the time has gone but this last month has definitely gone by a lot quicker than the rest. It probably has something to do with the fact that I go back to work on Monday and I don't feel like I did enough with… Continue reading Jenson: Eight months old

my life in photos: january 2016
Jenson, Lifestyle

My life in photos: January 2016

Is it just me or does it still feel like it was just Christmas and now January is already over? It flew by in a blur of germs, geekery, coffee and cake, as evidenced by the following photos. 1. My brother bought me a seasalt and caramel cookie kit for Christmas and I gave it… Continue reading My life in photos: January 2016

jensons christmas eve box 2015
Jenson, Lifestyle, Parenthood

What’s in Jenson’s Christmas Eve box?

For Jenson's first Christmas we're starting the Christmas Eve box tradition. I saw loads of bloggers doing it last year and love the idea of children having something to open on Christmas Eve to help build the excitement - not that he'll need the help as he gets older, I'm sure! Each year it'll have… Continue reading What’s in Jenson’s Christmas Eve box?

remescar stretch marks
Lifestyle, Parenthood

Tried and tested: Remescar Stretch Marks

Since having Jenson nearly seven months ago, like most new mums, I've not been particularly happy with the way I look. Our bodies go through massive changes when we grow and birth children and it's a big change to deal with - along with, ya know, raising a child! To make matters worse, my stretch… Continue reading Tried and tested: Remescar Stretch Marks

ella's kitchen first foods book from boots
Parenthood

Item of the day: Ella’s Kitchen First Foods book from Boots

Every time I go into Boots I always have to browse the baby section to check for any deals. The other day I spotted the Ella's Kitchen Tiny Taste of the First Foods Book. There is a bigger, more in-depth book available but this one is perfect for what I need. I could have done… Continue reading Item of the day: Ella’s Kitchen First Foods book from Boots

alternative advent calendars
Lifestyle

Top ten alternative advent calendars for Christmas 2015

Fed up of those naff chocolate advent calendars that don't even taste like real chocolate? Fear not, as I've discovered ten incredible alternative calendars. There's bound to be one here for you! For the hipsters: beard oils (Not on the High Street, £29.99) For the tea lovers: various tea (Not on the High Street, £29.50)… Continue reading Top ten alternative advent calendars for Christmas 2015

nomads clothing/trip to the park
Jenson, Lifestyle

Tried and tested: Ethical fashion with Nomads Clothing

When I hear the term "ethical" or "sustainable clothing", I think of hemp or something incredibly expensive, but it turns out that dressing ethically is more affordable and fashionable than you might assume! When Nomads Clothing*, a Cornish brand (wooooo!), reached out for bloggers to try their Autumn/Winter collection, I jumped at the chance to… Continue reading Tried and tested: Ethical fashion with Nomads Clothing