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Living Arrows 25/52


I am taking part in Donna from What the Redhead Said‘s Living Arrows – which is a celebration of childhood! We could all do with a little more celebration in our lives! To quote Donna, “The project originally took it’s name from a poem by Kahlil Gibran, “You are the bows from which your children

First Birthday Gift Ideas


We are struggling for first birthday gift ideas! When your child seems to collect yellow plastic as a hobby it can be quite hard to find things he needs for his first birthday. We are a week away from the big day and we still have bought nothing (with exception of Dad buying him his

Living Arrows 21/52


I am taking part in Donna from What the Redhead Said‘s Living Arrows – which is a celebration of childhood! We could all do with a little more celebration in our lives! To quote Donna, “The project originally took it’s name from a poem by Kahlil Gibran, “You are the bows from which your children

Places to visit with children in County Durham


Here are my tips for places to visit with children in County Durham. Ten months into this parenting job and I’m still a little bit scared of being stuck on the A1, at the Angel of the North with the little one, so many of the great things to do I have seen online in

MMR – What are the options


I have been against the MMR vaccination since before I had a child. Now I have a nine-month-old, the time is fast approaching where he is going to get that appointment letter through the door and I am terrified. I wasn’t given some of my childhood vaccinations due to seizures when one of my parents

NINE AND A BIT MONTHS


My blogging has been somewhat sporadic recently. I’m finding it hard to adjust to being back at work full time. I don’t have enough time for anything. I don’t feel like I have enough time to give my baby the attention he needs or deserves, I left for work this morning before he was even

Babease Baby


I don’t usually post a lot about food, I feel a bit inadequate as there are so many mums out there taking great pride in following baby-led weaning and coming up with great recipes, but that’s not me. I don’t enjoy cooking, but I enjoy good food and don’t have the patience or the organisational

Five tips for new mums


So you’re just about to have a baby! Everyone in the world will have hints and tips for you on what to do with the baby. But here are some practical survival tips, especially for the first-time mum! 1.Bulk buy chocolate, crisps, diet coke(whatever it is you drink) and biscuits before the birth. The likely

the little one tag


THE BABY BEHIND THE BLOG: #THELITTLEONE TAG Thank you to Devon (LOLZ) at Devon Mama for the tag on this #thelittleone. It’s taken me a while to sort it out with his baby agent, but finally, I have managed to get a sit-down meeting with the baby himself, Master RLT…. WHAT’S THE BEST THING ABOUT

30 weeks of microfashion


We were lucky enough to get bags and bags full of trendy little gent outfits from my two-year-old nephew to mix with the items we were bought or have bought for RLT. Here are a few of his key microfashion pieces in the 30 weeks so far! Joules Milford Jacket I adore how our little mini-gent

Food glorious baby food


As of 17th Jan, RLT is on stage two of his weaning journey. I’ve not really written much about weaning, because some of the other mamas are rocking it with the baby-led weaning journey and we’ve taken a different path altogether. Baby food / purees you say? Kind of, he’s been given finger food too

Back to work


The back to work countdown is on. My heart is torn in two. I never thought I’d find it so hard. When I said I was taking six months off work, people laughed. ‘You’ll be off for longer, all of your priorities will change once the baby is here’, they said. I didn’t know what