Breastfeeding tips from a second time mum

I’ve been thinking a lot about breastfeeding recently.  Not just because it’s World Breastfeeding Week but also thinking about how the pandemic will have impacted on support for mums. With both of my boys, I have found support in different forms – but always essential to my mental and physical wellbeing. One of the tricky…

Off he goes!

This won’t be my longest blog or my best for that matter but I felt that it would be wrong if I didn’t mark Rishi’s return to nursery with something. It seems like quite a big thing in this whole lockdown situation! Rishi’s last day at nursery was 16 March. That night I had a…

They just haven’t met you yet

Jamie wasn’t a lockdown baby, he was born in early January. He is our second beautiful babe and when he had just arrived we were really keen to have some family time. With our first baby we had lots of people over in the first few weeks, and we loved that but it’s a bit…

Life after birth

It’s amazing how your life can change in a flash …how one moment can be so defining that it changes everything. Having a child is one of those, but for me, the change was two fold. Of course I was blessed with the arrival of my gorgeous son, Jamie, but the birth also ended my…

Adventuring with Rishi

My husband and I are lucky enough to have done some travelling and we have had so many memorable and amazing experiences to date. I am keen that Rishi can join in our adventures and we can bring him on our holidays. For someone so little, he’s already travelled halfway across the world and stayed…

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…

Staycation: the new normal?

Our next trip as a family was a staycation…something which my husband seems to be a fan for the foreseeable future. He organised this weekend and I have to say, hats off to him, he seemed to think of everything! Krishna arranged a surprise weekend for us all to go stay at Cliveden House. Some…

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…

Managing Maui with a baby…

Our next stop on our adventure was Maui. Prior to the trip I was the one that had researched Maui and so I probably was looking forward to it more than Kauai. But then someone we met on our trip said that Maui is more developed and quite touristy.  This isn’t my thing at all!…