Parenting Hacks

Parenting Hacks: Family Travel Tips

We have just returned from ten glorious, sunny days in Mauritius. Well deserved after two seven hour flights and a four hour stop over each way, with a toddler and a newborn in tow. Travelling for 18 hours with two little ones is no easy feat and you definitely have to be super organised. As you can imagine, we needed a whole heap of baby paraphilia for the newborn, but surprisingly it was the toddler that took up most of…

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#MarvMondays

Its A Marvellous Monday To Be Back!

Welcome back to Marvellous Mondays, its great to be back! Kaye and I have had a wonderfully busy two weeks off, her having the gorgeous Jesse Blue and us heading to Mauritius for our holiday. It has been just the time out that we’ve needed and now we’re back and raring to go. August seems to have been a quieter month on the blogging front for most people so hopefully you’ve all had some time out, and like us are…

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Lifestyle

August Favourites

August has been another fantastic month for homeware finds. Pretty early on into the month I found most of these pieces which I absolutely love, but more importantly have been the finishing touches for my blogging space and our new hallway storage space. So yet again we have another month of homeware finds, but these were too lovely not to share so here are my August favourites! 1. White Potted Succulents These lovely white potted succulents are another new addition…

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Adventures

Making Memories: Boats, Private Islands & Mauritius

It’s hard to believe that we’re back from Mauritius already. I know it’s a total cliché, but it really doesn’t feel like it was all that long ago that we were planning for, and looking forward to going. But as the saying goes, all good things must come to an end and actually, whilst we’re all sad that our holiday is over, 10 days was the perfect amount of time for our first getaway as a family of four. Long…

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#BreastfeedingStories

#BreastfeedingStories Featuring Odd Hogg

As Parents There Is Nothing More Powerful Than The Stories We Share.. Welcome back to the #BreastfeedingStories guest post series, an opportunity to bring together stories from other mums who have breastfeeding experiences that they would like to share. This weeks guest post features Kim from Odd Hogg who shares her story on the challenges of transitioning her premature baby from bottle and express feeding to exclusive breastfeeding. For me, breastfeeding was never really a question. It was something I…

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Parenting Hacks

Parenting Hacks: 11 Ways To Use A Swaddle & A Beautiful Aden + Anais …

I didn’t really know about swaddles the first time round when we had our daughter. I knew about swaddling, but I never really felt brave enough to try it and so we never purchased any swaddles. But muslins, muslins we had in abundance and I loved them all. So practical, so useful, we still to this day use them for the little lady. But second time round I have fallen in love with swaddles, and aden + anais ones in…

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Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding Diaries: Week Six

I wanted to do another breastfeeding diary for week six as I think it’s a really key milestone when you are breastfeeding. I still remember it clearly the first time round, it was the point at which everything just seemed to get a lot easier and start to come more naturally. I would say that its been similar the second time round too, although its felt like we’ve established a breastfeeding rhythm much quicker and its been a lot less…

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#BreastfeedingStories

#BreastfeedingStories Featuring Kat le Fae

As Parents There Is Nothing More Powerful Than The Stories We Share.. Welcome back to the #BreastfeedingStories guest post series, an opportunity to bring together stories from other mums who have breastfeeding experiences that they would like to share. This weeks guest post features Kat from Candyfloss & Dreams who shares her experience of not getting the right support and why that led from exclusive breastfeeding, to combined feeding and eventually formula feeding. I really wanted to share my breastfeeding…

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Parenting Hacks

Parenting Hacks: The Newborn Baby Box

When we had the little lady three years ago, we lived in a flat which was surprisingly convenient when you have a newborn baby. Since then we finally managed to get on the housing ladder after many years of saving, and last spring we bought our first family home, a three bedroom semi-detached house on the fringes of Surrey in a beautiful leafy suburb. Living in a house with a newborn the second time round is a whole new experience.…

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Things We Love

Five Reasons You Need A SnuzPod!

As my five week old son cries for his first of many feeds through the night, I do what I’ve done every night since we brought him home from the hospital, and quickly slide him out of his SnuzPod. No fussing or fumbling and no getting out of bed, something I have started to take for granted. When he’s done I quietly slide him back into his SnuzPod and we both go back to sleep. It sound idyllic and actually,…

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