Back to reality

Welcome to my first official blog. I would normally take the time with something like this to introduce myself but sod it, you will learn all about my little family and I in posts to come! So it’s almost been a week since my hubby, parents, Son and I have got back from a week…

Two under Two

Two under two is a massive juggle. You’ve got double nappy changing for one, which in itself can be a mammoth task, but for every hour you spend almost ripping your hair out from crying or moaning, is another where you couldn’t be prouder of the bond they’ve already established and how number 1 has…

Things to know about having your second!

One thing people say to me all the time is “wow you had them close together, you’re so brave”. Perhaps to some people i’m more mad than brave but the truth is, I don’t think there will be ever a right or good time to have a second, or third or forth even. Whenever you…

Introducing Baby Number 2

Hey guys, So I haven’t posted in a while but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been writing away. Between the night feeds, baby and toddler naps, I have been managing to catch a few minutes here and there to get a few posts out there shortly. Firstly, I want to introduce you all to my…

I’m Back!!

As some of you may have noticed I have been on the quiet side through December & January. We have had a busy few months, but I’m glad to say we’re back on track, and you will see a few scheduled blogs popping up in the next few weeks before Baby Talmage 2 arrives :)….

Children Christmas Book Reviews

I was recently shocked to see that research carried out confirmed children are reading less and less, compared to previous generations. My son may only be 18 months old, but he’s always been into books for as long as I can remember. He loves nothing more than to sit down, soak in the pictures, and…

Elf On The Shelf

This year there has been a lot of hype over a Christmas Tradition called ‘Elf On The Shelf”. In the last couple of years the UK have gradually taken on the US tradition, with more households joining in 2016. Originally coming from a book written by Carol Aebersold and daughter Chanda Bell over a cup…

Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them

On Monday evening, the hubby and I had a well deserved child free evening, after what felt like a very long weekend with Louie teething. We went with 2 of our friends on a double date to watch Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them. We also managed to sneak in a cheeky trip to…

Being A Mum At Christmas

When I was younger I absolutely loved Christmas. I enjoyed the build up, the music, the food, being with family and of course the presents. By the time I was a teenager, I enjoyed the build up more than the day itself, and gradually as every year passed the childlike excitement faded somewhat. Last Christmas…

I might be a mum now, but remember, I am still me!

Dear All, I am a mum. Before becoming this version of myself, I worked hard for a living, I enjoyed evenings out with the girls, eating out and going to the cinema. The list is endless. Now I’m a mum, but guess what?? I still enjoy doing those things. My weekly routine might be doing…

Tips For Visiting The New Baby

As I am writing, I’m wondering how we’ve managed to get to the middle of November already. Where has the year gone? Louie’s first steps and his first birthday party are now but a distant memory. Its made me think more and harder about the firsts Tommy will have already achieved by this time next…

Should Children Grow Up With Pets?

Since a very young age I always grew up around animals. Its probably the main reason why I now have a real connection and understanding of their needs and behaviour. However, not all parents are in agreement that children should be brought up with animals from the word go. I admit, hearing horror stories about…