Baby Porridge Recipe

I refuse to spend the insane amounts of money that certain brands can charge to sell ‘baby porridge’. With the twins not only eating double the amount of everything, but also having really robust appetites, I wanted to find a way to make my own porridge at home for less than I could buy it…

Knitwear for Boys

The weather over the last week or so is definitely starting to feel like the end of summer – warm, but a strong breeze, yellowing leaves and the last of the flowers in the garden. This time of year, a time of change and shift, always gets me thinking about warm jumpers and cosy socks….

Dressing Boys

Beautiful threads for stylish little men… One of the things most bemoaned about having boys is the total lack of choice when it comes to clothes. When my two little boy twins turned up, it did cross my mind at one point that I didn’t have another little girl to indulge with beautiful skirts, floaty dresses…

Best Foot Forward

Five of the Best Shoes for Little Feet Buying shoes for your children is usually a painful process – first there’s the ongoing, astronomical cost for something they’ll grow out of in five seconds. Followed by the strange penchant for the high street brands (Clarks I’m looking at you here) to design clumpy, ugly footwear…

Wellies and such things…

If this was a fashion magazine, I’d be calling this ‘transitional wear’… …as it is, it’s just a bloody marvellous polka dot coat…(£1.95 from a charity shop, thank you very much)… And a fabulous pair of wellies… (£10.99 H&M) Does it get any better? Puddles to splash in, whole worlds to discover…  

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,…

Great finger food for babies…

Munchkin is always happier when she’s feeding herself, and we made huge in-roads into the whole weaning adventure when I moved away from purees and started giving her whole pieces of food to pick up. Or which I could pop in her mouth when she was feeling lazy. Now she almost completely feeds herself her…

Summer Shorts…

As Munchkin gets more and more and more mobile, clothes that let her move around and work out what her limbs can do are becoming essential. It’s all about shorts and cropped trousers these days, here are our faves…. Cotton Shorts with floral turn-ups, these are snug fitting, so they don’t get caught on her…

Courgette & cheese baby muffins

As I have chronicled before, Munchkin is a big fan of finger food. And these were one of the first real cooking successes I had for her. She absolutely loves these savoury muffins. They are idiot-proof to cook, keep well in the fridge and can be frozen. And are completely delicious.

Vintage lace for a little lady…

I have been searching around for what Munchkin will wear at her Christening in August… She’ll be over one year old, and it’ll hopefully be the height of summer and blissfully warm and she’ll be running (or rolling) around on the grass with all her little friends – so the classic white gown is out,…