TIPS & TRICKS FOR TODDLER SLEEP ISSUES

This is a collaborative post. I recently bought my friend Hannah an enamel pin from Milk & Moon that simply states ‘up all night’ Haven’t we all been there? Aren’t some of us still there? Lily has never had sleep near the top of her list of baby priorities and, I guess, what kid does really? Ah, actually don’t answer…

OUR 2 YEAR OLD IS PAW PATROL OBSESSED!

It’s only since she turned 2 back in February that Lily’s started watching Paw Patrol. Previously a Peppa girl, she’s swapped that little (annoying) pink piggy for Ryder and his ‘good pups’. She’s always liked doggies so it’s no surprise that she took to Paw Patrol as well as she did. The first animal sound she made was ‘woof woof’…

MAKE PLAYING A PRIORITY — JOIN #TOYFUNFRIDAY

In today’s society, we’re constantly under pressure to juggle various aspects of our lives and I often find that I’m struggling to keep my head above water in those areas. Housework, bills, shopping, work, relationships, family, friends — these are all plates I am expected to keep spinning alongside being a mother and trying my hardest to meet the needs…

HOW WE DITCHED THE DUMMY AT 2.5 YEARS OLD

It’s a word I’d always hated, until it became the ‘norm,’ but when we moved up to Manchester from Surrey in 2015 I noticed people asking Lily if she wanted her ‘dody’. What the actual F is a ‘dody’ I hear you ask? Well it’s what you might call a dummy, a soother or a pacifier but up here it’s…

GETTING READY FOR AUTUMN // TODDLER ‘BRAVING THE ELEMENTS’ WISHLIST

This is a collaborative post. If you haven’t guessed by now, I adore shopping for Lily. It is one of my life’s simple pleasures and I’m excited to buy her autumnal outerwear and accessories at the end of the month. It’s been raining so much across the past few weeks that I think we could do with some of these…

THE BREASTFEEDING JOURNEY THAT WASN’T — PART 1 (THE HOSPITAL)

To my darling girl, Perhaps one day you’ll read this and you’ll understand why I stopped breastfeeding you so early. Maybe you’ll wipe the tears from my eyes and tell me I’m a silly old sod, that it didn’t matter, that you’re so bloody perfect regardless of your lack of ‘mother’s milk’. Perhaps one day you’ll have a beautiful bear of…