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.
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…)
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…)
I’ve seen some awesome pictures of pregnant women who have had their baby bumps professionally painted. I decided to try a diy version and bought some face paint crayons.
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…)
Nurseries not preparing children for school (BBC News Article)
Too many children lack basic skills that they are expected to have before they start school at age 4/5. Some are not toilet trained, can’t hold a pencil and struggle with language and communication. So who can we blame for this?
Let’s blame nurseries and pre-schools.