In March of this year, my lovely blogger friend Lisa & I (and my mum and the babes) attended the Baby & Toddler Show in Manchester. I wanted to attend the show in October 2015 when I was already almost 20 weeks pregnant. However, with the excitement of our pregnancy and my ever growing bump (and struggling with bad sciatica at the time) I decided against it and that I would attend once baby had arrived. Time passed, and with being so busy with a new baby, I eventually got around to going to the event the week after Bear’s 1st birthday. But hey, it says its a baby AND toddler show right?!
For a while now, Bear has slept like a dream. His routine for bedtime has been altered a few times but we’ve gotten there and it’s been so great. He’s been so pleasant and in such a great mood during the day when he’s had a better night’s sleep. He’s also always been a tummy sleeper. However, once he turned 1 years old, his naps became few and far between, his sleep started to alter slightly in that, in the last week or so, he has been fighting his sleep so much. Where he’s usually in bed asleep by 7pm, he’s been fighting it until approximately 8.30pm, which has been exhausting all round, I’m not going to lie. This is where Panda Kids Bamboo Pillows* came in.
I have been an awful blogger. I can only apologise, most importantly to my guest poster for this post Tilly. This month has met me with some down moods & slight health concerns, along with the non-motivation to do very much. I have struggled. But we’re not here to focus on that. I’m posting my Oh My Blog! Guest post (finally) and even though it’s mother’s day themed, I’m sure a bit of appreciation for our mums can be welcomed any time of the year.
I’ve taken part in different twitter chats for bloggers for a while now and something I noticed, was that even though there were some twitter chat infographics out there, I struggled to keep up with some still. None of them featured parenting chats (or at least, none that I’ve found). So I took it upon myself to create one with all chats I know of whether that be for beauty bloggers, lifestyle bloggers, parenting bloggers, fashion bloggers, book bloggers and more.
I know I said in my previous post about teething, how much we loved the Sophie La Girafe, Nuby teether & our amber teething bracelet (all of which we’re still using & massive fans of by the way) but a new teething aid has come to our attention. We’re now at almost 1 year old and have just cut teeth 7 & 8 which, I’ll be honest, has been a little bit of a nightmare. Just before they popped through, we were asked if we wanted to try out the Matchstick Monkey teether, which having tried other teethers and remedies, I jumped at the chance.
Bedtime is my absolute favourite part of the day (as well as any time involving food of course). Sometimes I count down the hours until it’s time for me to settle down and have a snooze (well deserved of course). The lovely Nicola from Mummy to Dex tagged me to complete the Bedtime tag and of course I couldn’t wait to tell you guys all about my favourite time of the day haha!
Do you ever get that feeling when you’re just sick of being indoors, looking at the same 4 walls all the time? Your baby/child is cranky, you’re cranky, you’re sick of the lounge being an absolute mess of toys; since child decided to perform some crazy mass destruction in it. Well, that’s where Club Hub UK can help. Read More
It’s no lie that reading is a huge thing in our house. I’ve been reading since early primary school; I was always way ahead of my age so I ended up having to read newspapers for my reading homework. My mum and nan always encouraged me to read and shared their love of reading, so it’s only right that I’m gonna pass that on to my little one(s). Bear already has a 3 shelf bookcase absolutely full of books. Kid has more books than me & he’s not even 1 yet…what happened there?! Read More
Oh wow! A whole year has come around so blimmin’ fast. Even in the newborn days, and thinking that one day, my little bear is going to have his 1st birthday, imagining what we’re going to do to celebrate, I never actually imagined how emotionally overwhelming it would all feel. To think that I have an almost 1 year old child is crazy, yet wonderful. Thinking of all of the things we have done, achieved, and goals we’ve reached in a whole year makes me feel so so proud of us. Our little family, my whole world. Read More
I’ll be honest, being a mum, although it was the only thing I ever wanted in the world, has not been a majorly easy ride. Parenting is hard, so hard. And although, some things have come fairly easy to me, I’ve also struggled a bit. I don’t feel like I should be admitting that but I should be honest. I’m forever putting myself down and feeling bad about myself as a person, a parent and a family woman. I’m so grateful for Naomi over at Me Becoming Mum for tagging me in the #RockingMotherhood tag, it’s been helping me to realise that actually, I’m doing great! Read More