It’s the final countdown

And so it’s here. The final month of my maternity leave. I don’t think a year has ever passed this quickly before. It only seems like a few weeks ago that we were with Rishi as a newborn, and now I can’t keep up with him, with the new things he masters and the happiness…

Baby purchases – my mistakes

I made it to my first NCT sale a few weeks ago. I was keen to tick it off (another item off my maternity leave bucket list) but having gone, I am certain to go again.  I’ve always got a thrill out of sale shopping and finding a bargain – and crowds don’t put me…

30 days and 30 nights: San Fran & Sonoma

The last stops on our epic adventure were San Francisco and Sonoma. Crucially it meant that we could break up the very long flight home and also edge a little closer to the U.K. time zone. Looking back, breaking up our flights was a definite win, but it didn’t make that much difference 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….

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…

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…