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July Favourites

Like June, my July favourites have been quite heavily been focused on homeware, with some more lovely finds for my little blogging space project and our more recent hallway project that we started. Its taking me a little while longer to complete them than I had hoped, but we are definitely almost there now. One or two more pieces and then I think we’ll be done! So here are my July favourites, with again some fantastic finds from the New…

The First Year

Life With A Newborn: The First Month

I’ve really wanted to share the little mans first month update for a few days now, maybe even a week or so but life has just been so ridiculously busy and tiring that I’ve been really struggling to find the time and energy to do it all. Since he was born we’ve had multiple important family birthdays and parties including the little lady’s third birthday, as well as two big family weddings on the horizon and our first family holiday…

#BreastfeedingStories

#BreastfeedingStories Featuring The Irish Baby Fairy

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 Lisa from The Irish Baby Fairy who shares her experience of breastfeeding as a first time mum and midwife. Despite her determination and amazing preparation, she discovered you can’t always prepare for everything when it comes…

#MarvMondays

Marvellous Half Term Mondays!

Welcome back to Marvellous Mondays. After complaining for the last few months about how rubbish our weather has been, I am now doing that typically british thing and complaining about how hot its been. I usually love the sun, but it’s not much fun with a newborn. Thankfully this week looks set to be a much cooler week. Warm but manageable for the little ones, and just in time for half term for all those of you that now have…

Toddler Life

Life According To A Three Year Old: Third Birthday Interview

  One of the things that I have wanted to do for the longest time on the blog is a birthday interview with the little lady. Over the last few years I’ve seen a few other bloggers do them and always thought they were a really sweet way to mark a little ones birthday. But up until this year I’ve always thought she has been too young to do one. So when she turned three this week I couldn’t wait…

Parenting

We’re Going On An Adventure & Other Ways To Get Toddlers …

On of the best things about linkies is discovering new blogs and bloggers through the great posts that they link up. If you didn’t already know, I co-host a fab weekly linky called Marvellous Mondays with Kaye from Hello Archie (excuse the shameless plug!) and each week we read amazing posts that have us laughing, crying and nodding our heads fiercely in agreement. Which is how I came across the ingenious idea that inspired this post. Each week as part…

#BreastfeedingStories

#BreastfeedingStories Featuring The Pramshed

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 Claire from The Pramshed who reflects on her 10 month breastfeeding journey with bittersweet memories. Knowing its one of the best things you can do for your children, but feeling a pressure to breastfeeding has left…

Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding Diaries: Week Two

It has now been three weeks since our little guy arrived and I can’t believe how quickly time is flying. It feels like an absolute age ago since he was born even though it is anything but. At the end of his first week I wrote a post about our first week of breastfeeding to show what each day looked like for us, and on the whole it was relatively uneventful and straightforward. Week two however, was a different story…

The First Year

What’s In My Changing Bag?

It’s been strange to get the changing bag back out of storage after two years since using it with the little lady. I remember when we were first looking for changing bags back then. I specifically wanted one that looked as much like a handbag as possible and was really excited when I finally found this beautiful Mulberry one. It has a really simple but classic Mulberry look and feel, and looks more like a handbag or small travel bag than…

Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding Diaries: The First Week

Breastfeeding was one of the things that I really enjoyed experiencing with our first baby and has been one of the things that I’ve been looking forward to getting to experience again with our second baby. The little lady and I breastfed for ten months although it wasnt without its challenges, especially during the first six weeks. But once we found our rhythm I enjoyed it and was really sad when our breastfeeding journey came to an end. I didn’t…

Parenting

Parenting The Vital Way As Vital Baby Ambassadors!

Parenting The Vital Way! One of my absolute favourite parts of parenting during the first year was weaning. I just loved the whole messy experience and couldn’t get enough of it. I mean what is more exciting than teaching your baby how to eat and introducing them to their first foods, flavours and textures. We went down the traditional route of pureeing food from six months, and I was lucky enough to have a baby that was happy to indulge…

Birth Stories

Birth Story Two: Part 2

This is part two of our second birth story. If you missed it yesterday you can read part one of our birth story here. If you’d also like to read our first birth story which was a very different experience, then you can read that here too. If you’re all caught up, read on to see what happened next.   We Made It.. When we eventually found the ward we were buzzed straight in and met by a midwife called…

Birth Stories

Birth Story Two: Part 1

Lets Start At The Beginning.. I’ve wanted to write our second birth story for a few days now, before all the details of how our gorgeous little man made his entrance into the world start to get fuzzy and escape me like a balloon on a string flying away in the wind. Birth stories seem to be like that. One moment you remember them vividly and in multicolour, and the next they are like a dream that you can’t quite…

Parenting

A New Kind of Normal

I needn’t have worried. Its true what they say. When you go from one to two, becoming a family of three to four. Your family grows, and just like that your heart expands and you find a new capacity for love. The change is subtle, not earth shattering or overwhelming and suddenly you find a new kind of normal. My days are blissful. Full of a happiness and a contentment that could only come from fuzzy newborn days filled with…