• Lifestyle,  Parenting/Baby Related

    Family Meal Plan Pack – Free Printables!

    Writing a family meal plan can seem like hard work but it really can save you a lot of time and effort. Once you really get into it, you’ll save even more time because you can recycle your previous plans! One of the reasons I’m sharing my family meal planning pack is because I saw this meme: So true right? Creating a family meal plan is only one piece of the puzzle though, that’s why I’ve included more than just a meal plan template in this pack. I’ve also included a printable shopping list and recipe card templates too! When you combine all three, planning meals for a family becomes…

  • Ikea Latt Makeover | Ikea Hack
    Lifestyle,  Parenting/Baby Related,  Product Reviews,  Tutorials

    Ikea Hack | Ikea Latt Table Makeover | DIY Chalkboard Table

    Ikea hacks are my favourite thing to do, I’m a big Ikea fan and I just love upcycling something that’s cheap and cheerful into a one off, unique piece. In this tutorial I’m going to show you how I did a makeover on the Ikea Latt Table and turned it into a DIY chalkboard table. The Ikea Latt table and chairs is a great little set for a toddler and it’s a real bargain at just £20. But let’s be real, it’s basic right? It can also look pretty shabby pretty quickly once it’s had a few grubby little fingers on it! By pimping it up a little it gives…

  • 9 Month Baby Update
    Parenting/Baby Related

    9 Month Baby Update – Theo’s Development & Milestones

    Nine months old already! Where does the time go? I can’t believe he’s this old, or how much he’s changed in the last month. All of a sudden he’s an independent little boy with a mind of his own. I cannot cope! I’m so proud of him but also a bit sad that’s he’s changing so quickly, I can barely remember him being so little and helpless! I love watching him grow and learn though and this month has been jam backed with developments, there is no filler in this month’s update! 9 Month Baby Height & Weight: Weight: 10kg / 22lbs 1ozs – 83rd percentile Height: 75.6cm / 29.75”…

  • 8 Month Baby Update
    Parenting/Baby Related

    8 Month Baby Update – Theo’s Development & Milestones

      I know, I know, I’m posting Theo’s 8 Month Baby Update really late! He’s 9 months old in 4 days!  Even though it’s late it’s all still true and relevant and it sets the scene for the 9 month baby update, which let me tell you, is eventful!! 8 Month Baby Height & Weight: Weight: 9.71kg / 21lbs 7ozs – 86th percentile Height: 73.6cm / 29” – 91st percentile Clothing Size: 9-12 months 8 Month Developmental Milestones: Commando Crawling: This type of crawling us when a baby just pulls himself around by his arms and drags his legs behind him. What a huge change it is to have a…

  • Parenting/Baby Related

    5 Things You Need to Do When Choosing a New Car Seat

    This post is part of a collaboration with Hayley from Mum and Reu. Choosing a new car seat for your baby or toddler can be overwhelming. It’s obviously super important that your little one is as safe and secure as possible in the event of a car accident and not all car seats are born equal! Finding the right one for you can be tough and there isn’t always a one size fits all solution. I’ve put together my top 5 tips for choosing a new car seat to help you find the one that’s perfect for you. Spoiler: I’m not going to talk about budget! You know what you…

  • Baking,  Parenting/Baby Related,  Recipes

    Baby Led Weaning: Dairy Free Raspberry Porridge Fingers Recipe

    Weaning is going well but I’m finding it really tricky finding enough variety for Theo because of his food allergies and intolerances. I’m doing a combined approach to weaning with a mix of traditional purees and baby led weaning finger foods. Most finger food recipes include milk, egg or wheat though so are off the menu in our house. I decided to adapt the traditional porridge fingers recipe to be dairy free and it worked, they’ve been a big hit with Theo! They’re really easy to make and can be kept in the fridge for a few days after you’ve made them. He has such fun with them and is…

  • Don't Ban Disney
    Parenting/Baby Related

    Why Keira Knightley is Wrong for Banning Disney Films

    So Keira Knightley has banned her daughter from watching Disney’s Cinderella and The Little Mermaid. Apparently Cinderella waits around for a rich man to come and rescue her and Ariel gives up her voice for a man. I am rolling my eyes. Don’t get me wrong, I believe very strongly in equality but I also believe that we’re getting onto very shaky ground if we remove any reference to women *possibly, maybe, perhaps* being interpreted as anything other than completely independent and strong. Any children’s story can be interpreted with negative connotations – for example, there’s a school of thought that The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe is all…

  • Skip Hop Silver Lining Activity Centre Review
    Parenting/Baby Related,  Product Reviews

    Skip Hop Silver Lining Cloud Activity Centre Review

    My husband and I have been debating whether to get Theo an activity centre for a while. By debating, I mean I’ve wanted to buy one and Lee hasn’t wanted me to spend the money in case Theo doesn’t like it. He’s the sensible one! So when the Skip Hop Silver Lining Cloud Activity Centre turned up on our doorstep for us to review we were both over the moon with excitement! One of the things I like most about the activity centre is that it will last for a couple of years. Once the baby is too big for the seat, it can be removed and the footrest transforms…

  • Mumba Bra Review
    Parenting/Baby Related,  Product Reviews

    Mumba Bra Review – An Innovative New Nursing Bra

    Mumba Bra very kindly sent me one of their nursing bras to review recently. As a breastfeeding mum, I’ve found nursing bras to be quite hit and miss. If they’re easy to use they don’t fit well or give you  much shape, if they fit nicely then they aren’t easy to feed in etc. The Mumba Bra does both well and it even has some extra, innovative features that really make a difference! The first innovation is the Mumba Clasp; it  allows  you to keep track of which side you last fed from as you go! When you’re sleep deprived it’s hard to remember what happened five minutes before so taking…