5 ways Amazon Echo could be improved for mums

We got Alexa, the Amazon Echo girlie, today.  Apart from the fact that I think my husband may have a schoolboy crush on her, I think she’s a welcome addition to our family.  Well, she doesn’t make any mess and is fairly polite.  So that’s a start. I can picture me using her to control…

Isaac at 6 months

Wow Isaac is so cute!!   So I know I’ve had a 6 month old before, but I had forgotten what a lovely bundle of squishiess they are!!  They’re small enough to be held with 1 hand and you can smooch all over them and they love it!! Isaac is turning out to be very…

Reuben is 28 months, Isaac is 4 months

Did you notice the giant hiatus in blog posts?  About 3 months worth?  Well, it turns out that’s how long it takes to adjust to having 2 children!! Yes, having 2 children is tough!  There is no time to rest, no time for yourself.  There’s always something to do / something to clean / somewhere…

We made it to 2 years!!

Happy birthday Reuben! You’re now 2 years old and such a cute little character!  We all love you so much,  and feel very privileged to watch you develop your personality.  At the moment you are… …imaginative… As shown by your ability to play with just your finger and a line where the line is a…

Hugs for Happiness

Newborns love hugs!  They are captive hug audiences and appreciate the hug by momentarily pausing their crying.  They can’t get away so you can have as many hugs as you like!  You can sleep with them on your chest in a giant 3hr long mega – hug session.  You can cover them in kisses too…

Berry’s Birth Story

Here’s all the gory details of Berry’s Birth!   It couldn’t have been more different from Plums (Reuben’s).  But the end result was the same – a beautiful, healthy baby boy for us to love.  What could be better? Isaac

Berry’s Birth Story

Here’s all the gory details of Berry’s Birth!   It couldn’t have been more different from Plums (Reuben’s).  But the end result was the same – a beautiful, healthy baby boy for us to love.  What could be better? Isaac

23 months on the brink of some major changes

Reuben will be turning 2 soon, but he will probably barely notice that as we are on the brink of welcoming a new baby into the family and then moving house a couple of weeks after.  We’ll also be stopping bottles, introducing him to a big bed and starting to think about potty training in…

Paperback books for under 2 years old

I introduced Reuben to paperback books early on as I was soooo bored of his little board books!  Just looking at them on the shelf made me feel sick.  I just couldn’t bear reading them one more time.  I could recite them all off by heart and I was ready to read him something a…