The Sleep Diaries

Our journey through no sleep, bad sleep, terrible sleep, desperate sleep and beyond… Anyone that follows me on Instagram knows the trials we’ve been having with sleep, certainly since well before Christmas, but really since the twins were born. That’s almost seven months of no sleep. Before the twins were born I was reassured by…

Second Chance Saloon

Getting it right, second time around… Having your second (or in our case second and third) baby is, in many ways, a chance to get it right the second time around. A chance to have another go, armed with the benefit of hindsight, forethought, confidence and a sense of being slightly more qualified for the…

It takes a village…

It’s staggering really that even in the midst of the baby fug, some unassailable truths just come screaming at you. That in those dark, confusing days some things just seem really, really clear. For me, it was about the absolute, primal need to surround myself with other mothers, of all ages. I had never understood…

On stopping breastfeeding…

On stopping breastfeeding after 15 months…. I was lucky enough to breastfeed my daughter until she was 15 months old. I didn’t set out to do it for this long, but Munchkin was a great little feeder and I found it very easy. I loved the connection it gave us both and those special moments…

Newborn Must-Haves…

There are plenty of lists available that will tell you everything you need for newborn babies – from ten pairs of mittens to gripe water and thermometers. Much of what you’ll use in the end depends really on your baby, and what works for them. That said, there are some little newborn luxuries and essentials…

Presents for first birthdays…

Gifts to give and get… Munchkin was lucky enough to have been given plenty of gorgeous presents when she turned one. And in turn, we’ve had fun purchasing gifts for all her tiny friends. This is our pick of Munchkin’s favourites to keep and share… These gorgeous Alphabet Blocks have a lovely vintage feel to them,…

Dream big little one…

A nursery to dream about…. The amazing and uber-exclusive nursery designers Dragons of Walton Street have just opened a space at Harrods, meaning their lust-inducing designs are now rather more accessible than they used to be. Dragons of Walton Street are the designers behind a number of royal and celeb nurseries – which is all well and good, but…

A birthday of firsts….

Munchkin turned one last week, a mega milestone if ever there was one…. And we were blessed with such a wonderful, happy, sunny day… There were lots of smiles and giggles from the birthday princess, and limited tears and limited drama. Obviously, as it was her Very Important Birthday, the day required two outfits. The first…

Bathtime Bliss…

Bathtime essentials for little monkeys… We started a bathtime routine with Munchkin pretty early, and, while it took some getting used to for all of us, it’s now a staple part of our routine and really sets the scene for the end of the day and the start of Munchkin’s nightime routine. There were some basics…

A first Mothering Sunday…

This weekend we celebrated Mothering Sunday… And while I have plenty of Mothering Sunday experience behind me, this was my first on the other side of the fence. On the motherly side of the fence. And it was really a rather special day.

Accidental Baby-Led Weaning…

  I have found feeding the Munchkin to be as much of an ordeal from hell as everyone told me it would be. She won’t eat this, she doesn’t want that, food goes everywhere, it’s in ALL your clothes, ALL the time, you spend hours pureeing everything you can find in the fridge only for…

October: happy times together…

A lovely month with Munchkin.She’s really starting to show her character, very smiley and friendly, she loves other babies, giggles away at them. Autumn is beautiful here, so there’s been plenty of seasonal walks and sights to see, and many new outfits to showcase…   This month we did this…. Saw the autumn colours at…