Seven things you should do before baby gets here

1. Date night
Make the most of not having to get a baby sitter (or just having to get one for older kids) and go for a nice child-free meal or trip to the cinema – something that just becomes a bit harder once you have a baby.

2. Cook
Put batches of food into individual portions in the freezer, making it easy to grab and defrost a meal for you and/or older children when the last thing you feel like doing is cooking from scratch. Our freezer is currently full of Izzy-sized portions of homemade pasta and risotto. (more…)

Secret Things That Parents Do

Be honest, how many do you relate to? I’m sure its not just me!

1. Silently (and quickly) scoff food when our children are in another room. I will always make sure my children have  everything they need, but they don’t need half my chocolate bar. It’s mine. I’m not sharing.

2. Secretly hope that our child is a little devil when our other half looks after them for a full day. Just so they appreciate how hard it can be…   (more…)

The best – and worst – baby buys

I’ll admit it. We went over the top buying things before Izzy was born. The vast array of colourful toys, cute clothes and must-have gadgets combined with excitement and nerves meant we bought a whole host of things we could have done without.

Some things were so useful we got our money’s worth out of them ten times over, but others were a complete waste of space, time and money.

Here’s a list of some of the best – and worst – baby products we bought first time round. (more…)