a tu clothing wish list
Lifestyle, Parenthood

A Tu Clothing wish list – 25% off!

You know you're a grown up when you get excited about 25% off clothing weeks at Sainsburys! It's especially well timed for the back to school shop. You'd think we don't have to worry about that for a couple of years but because Jenson is starting nursery in a few weeks I want to make… Continue reading A Tu Clothing wish list – 25% off!

jenson 26 months old
Jenson, Parenthood

Jenson: 26 months old

When people ask me how old Jenson is now I keep saying that he's just turned two, when in fact that was two months ago. Seriously, where is the time going?! Following last month's update we've been for his hearing test and had the follow-up with the Health Visitor. He slept all the way through… Continue reading Jenson: 26 months old

the happy news by emily coxhead
Books, Film, geekery, Lifestyle

The Happy Newspaper, Maya Angelou and Game of Thrones #LittleLoves

I missed last week's Little Loves because I was busy hosting nine days(!) of giveaways to celebrate my fifth blogaversary, like ya do! There's sill a few live if you want to check them out (spend a day on the river, non-alcoholic goodies from Polgoon and a meal for two at the Rock Pool Cafe).… Continue reading The Happy Newspaper, Maya Angelou and Game of Thrones #LittleLoves

jenson 25 months old
Jenson, Parenthood

Jenson: 25 months old

I don't want to be one of those parents who says 'my son is 25 months old' instead of 'my son is two' but it makes it easier for these monthly update posts. I'm not sure how long I'm going to keep them up for but when he's still changing month by month it makes… Continue reading Jenson: 25 months old

memories from jenson's second year
Jenson, Parenthood

Memories from Jenson’s second year

When I was pregnant I bought a 'one line a day' journal to record Jenson's first five years and I'm sharing some highlights on/near each birthday. You can catch up on his first year here. Below are some faves from his second year. 30 May 2016: Your first birthday was the perfect day - gorgeous… Continue reading Memories from Jenson’s second year

jenson swimming
Mental Health, Parenthood

Self-Care Sunday #16

One of my highlights of the week is taking Jenson to his swimming lesson. Of course, it helps when we have time to stop for coffee and cake with our friends after, but I actually really love just being in the water with him. He's so happy and fearless, it's great to see, and it's… Continue reading Self-Care Sunday #16

Abrams + Chronicle post
blogging, Film, Lifestyle, Parenthood

Birthday celebrations, summer footwear and awesome post #LittleLoves

I've had a hectic week off work as we've been celebrating Jenson's second birthday! I'm now officially the mother of a two year old. May the tantrums begin (continue...). But Jenson hasn't been the only one to receive some epic stuff over the last few days. Here's a look at our week. Read: As I've… Continue reading Birthday celebrations, summer footwear and awesome post #LittleLoves

jenson's second birthday
Jenson, Parenthood

Jenson: Two years old

Jenson turned two yesterday. Two! And he was an absolute angel. I don't know if I'm over-romanticizing it because I know that so many little kid things he does could be the last but I'm savouring the small things even more these days, like his bedtime bottles (yes, even though he's two!) and wanting to… Continue reading Jenson: Two years old

jenson park
Books, Lifestyle

The Next Together, Peppa Pig and annual leave #LittleLoves

What a week! For the last few days I've felt like it's not my place (and my blog is not the platform) to comment on the tragic events in Manchester but it has been on my mind a lot. It has certainly made me cherish the little moments with Jenson more. Here's a look at… Continue reading The Next Together, Peppa Pig and annual leave #LittleLoves

Jenson sleeping two years old
Jenson, Mental Health, Parenthood

Self-Care Sunday #14

This is a face I've seen a lot of this week. I know I've mentioned sleep in my self-care tips before but in a week where I've been busy at work and had a not particularly well child on my hands while I've been at home, sleep has been key. I've left the dishes til… Continue reading Self-Care Sunday #14