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…)

Pregnancy: Packing your hospital bag

It’s week 33 and time for me to start thinking about packing my hospital bag. Like most elements of this pregnancy, I am approaching this task in a much calmer fashion than the first time.

I listened to all the advice and did lots of research – and then packed everything that was suggested. Too much of everything. A lot of things didn’t get used and it was awkward to move several large bags from the labour ward to the maternity ward.

So this time less is more. Or less, as that is the point. Here’s a few things I learned from last time. (more…)