I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. I just LOOVEEEEE buying handmade. Anything that’s one of a kind and made with love just makes me all fuzzy inside. So whilst on the hunt for a unique nursery bag for Amélie, you can imagine my happiness when I stumbled across a Facebook shop run by a wonderful mama boss who hand makes all things bag-gy (nope, not a word, but it should be) and beyond for the small (and big) humans among us… Continue reading “Discount alert! Personalised baby backpacks”
Ingenious handmade Dummy Bibs
I’ve always been a huge fan of shopping independently and since becoming a mum, it has become increasingly important to me after coming across so many fantastic mums working from home and just bossing their small businesses across social media. I love buying handmade and seeing the detail and skilled craft that goes into making individual items, so I’d much rather pay to support someone’s small business rather than hand my cash over to a huge faceless corporation any day of the week. Continue reading “Ingenious handmade Dummy Bibs”
You’re not a bad mother
Having a baby brings about the craziest mix of emotions with a side order of ‘I’m going to make all the wrong decisions and screw up my kid before they’re even 1’ kind of anxiety.
Parenting is hard; it’s a confusing world of contradictions and judgement and often feels like nothing you are doing is the ‘correct’ way of doing things. So on that topic, there’s a few things I need to get off my now less-than-perky chest…
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10 important lessons babies can teach us about life
Babies really are such incredible teachers. We can learn so much from them just by observing them. Small humans experiencing the pure innocence of life through brand new, untainted eyes; the little things we, as adults, often overlook after a lifetime of tarnished vision.
So, I thought I would share with you a few things I think we can all bring into our everyday lives and improve our state of mind, from observation of some of the smallest (and stickiest) yet wisest beings on the planet… Continue reading “10 important lessons babies can teach us about life”
5 unexpected things that change after having a baby
By having a baby you are embarking on an exciting and magical adventure. During pregnancy you’re aware that you are taking on a huge responsibility and that there’s going to be an unavoidable season of chaos but everyone seems to take great pleasure in telling you just how much your life is going to change once you give birth. How it won’t belong to you any more, how you’re never going to sleep again, you’re going to be forever skint, you’re never going to be able to enjoy yourself again, you’ve pretty much RUINED your life, so well done.
Of course things are going to be different, but that doesn’t mean they’re going to be terrible. Not by a long stretch. But parenthood changes so much more than just your sleep cycle. No one seems to concentrate on the positive mental changes to your life that having a child also brings, so here are the 5 most noticeable things I found really changed about myself after birthing our own personal sleep thief… Continue reading “5 unexpected things that change after having a baby”