Starting nursery during a global pandemic

We wanted to wait until Arlo was three before he started nursery. Little did we know that waiting until he reached his third birthday would mean that his first year of independence would coincide with a global pandemic. This year has been a tough one. Tough on everyone, including our kids. Their little routine has … Continue reading Starting nursery during a global pandemic

Our first family holiday: Packing tips for baby or toddler

Last month we went on our first family holiday where we stayed at Domes of Elounda in beautiful Crete for a press trip collaboration. It was mine and my partner’s first time on the island and Arlo’s first time on a plane! My fear of Arlo screaming down the plane didn’t last long as he … Continue reading Our first family holiday: Packing tips for baby or toddler

Swapping the city for the coast: How & why we made the jump

I never really pictured myself moving out of London, but I think we can all agree that when you settle down and have a family, your plans change. It’s not just yourself that you have to think about, it’s also your children.  My partner and I were both still living at home when we found … Continue reading Swapping the city for the coast: How & why we made the jump

Is there ever a right time to have children? Becoming a mum at 22

There was two reasons to delay starting a family I heard all too often before becoming a mum: “Don't have one too young- you have so much to do and see before you're ready for all of that.” “Get your career going first so you can make sure you have enough money behind you, starting a … Continue reading Is there ever a right time to have children? Becoming a mum at 22

5 lessons I’ve learned about breastfeeding

Breastfeeding. Damned if you do. Damned if you don’t. Or is that just what we are lead to believe as a first time mums? It can be really hard listening to conflicting advice from midwives, health visitors, and even friends and family. You hear stories from people you know who cried in agony attempting to … Continue reading 5 lessons I’ve learned about breastfeeding

My birth story & what you might expect during labour and delivery

Nothing can prepare you fully for the moment you give birth to the tiny little human you’ve been carrying around for nine months. Every woman’s labour and delivery is completely different and that is what makes giving birth so beautiful but I hope my experience will be useful for those expecting their first baby and … Continue reading My birth story & what you might expect during labour and delivery