Review: Jaques of London wooden toys for babies

Review: Jaques of London wooden toys for …

One of the aspirations I know that I share with so many of my fellow Mamas is to have a toybox full of well-made toys (made from sustainably sourced materials) that encourage hands-on play and learning.  I love the idea…

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Celebrating my Mum for Mother’s Day

Celebrating my Mum for Mother’s Day

This year, Mother’s Day falls on Sunday 14 March – and whilst this day has always been the perfect opportunity to spoil my wonderful Mum, this year is also the first year I’ll be celebrating it as a Mum myself.…

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Adding a nursery wall mural

Adding a nursery wall mural

We live in a two-bedroom house so transforming the second bedroom (which was previously an office, spare room and clothes storage) into a nursery was always going to mean we had to be clever with the space, as the house…

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The first five months of parenthood

The first five months of parenthood

Next week Alba will be five months’ old – a milestone that seems wonderful and surreal all at once.  Over the last few weeks I feel that more than ever she’s changed from being a small baby to a mini…

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Mum Guilt and Mum Anxiety

Mum Guilt and Mum Anxiety

A few years ago I was on the beach in Fuerteventura, splashing around in the surf, when a huge wave appeared and completely knocked me off my feet.  When I finally dragged myself back onto the beach I realised that…

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