San Diego

Our time in San Diego is over and it’s has gone in a whirlwind.  Not sure how that happened!! When we planned our honeymoon we thought it was best to fly into California on the way to Hawaii to break up the trip and adjust to the time difference. I have never been to San…

Our First Christmas

We have made it through our first Christmas as a proper little family. It feels like it was over as soon as it started… and I am feeling pretty shattered… but it was so worth it all. But here’s what I learnt from my first Christmas as a mum. Things I need for next Christmas:…

A letter to my husband…

I cannot believe our little man is 6 months old. It seems like just yesterday that we drove from the hospital to our new home (using the sat nav as we didn’t know the best way to get there). And now, as we are now planning our shared parental leave, it’s made me think about…

Celebrating multiculturalism

As you may have guessed by the name, Rishi is part Hindu …but that’s not actually why we picked the name. Being a mixed race baby we were keen to avoid traditional English names and to be honest, we struggled to find a name that ticked all of the boxes. We just happened on the…

Sleep is not overrated

Getting enough sleep can never be overrated. It’s been a little while since I got my computer out and started on some new blogs. I find it really therapeutic but we are currently in week 5 of sleep regression and, in this last week in particular, we have become a bit of a zombie family….

Ten essential things for the first three months…

When you’re pregnant the list of things that you need to buy for your future little bundle of joy is endless. We tried to limit it to the “essentials” and even then, this resulted in mammoth shopping trips and an endless amount of research trying to identify what we needed! My list below doesn’t concentrate…

Under pressure…

I think if any new mum is being honest, they will tell you that it’s not how they had imagined it would be. There’s so much pressure throughout pregnancy and as a new mum on all manner of things – how you look; how you are with your baby; how you feed your baby; how…

Timanfaya National Park, Lanzarote

There’s plenty of things to see and do In Lanzarote, even with a little babe in tow. To be honest, so long as we manage the feeding and napping as he needs, Rishi is actually “portable” at the moment. I know it is going to get more difficult the bigger he gets. One of the…

Ten things I’ve learnt from being on holiday with Baby Rishi…

1. Apply lotion: I’m fanatical about Rishi and the sun, meaning I’m all about sun suits, sun shades and factor 50. However I rarely remember to apply lotion to myself! So my advice is: buy some of that “apply once a day” stuff and go from there or accept that you’ll get sun burnt! 2….

Those days…

We all have one of “those days”. We have those days with or without babies, its just one of those things (no pun intended). You know what I mean though, one of those days when you can’t seem to do anything right… the things that you did yesterday that worked well just aren’t working today…