• Toddlers & Tantrums

    As adults there’s no denying we have our illogical, irrational angry moments. We might claim to be perfect but it’s likely at some point we’ve got angry that our favourite Netflix series has been discontinued, or the person in front of you got the last Krispy Kreme you wanted, and in your mind you’re playing out a scene of throwing them head first out the shop (just me?), and now your day feels a little bit worse. Thankfully the logic in your brain kicks in and means on 9/10 occasions you breathe, move on, find another show to watch, and get an alternative pastry-based product, but deep down you want…

  • Returning to Nursery and COVID-19

    I’ve reference the dreaded COVID-19 a few more times than I really wanted to on here. It’s on the news, it’s on my social media feeds and it’s in almost every conversation I have on a daily basis. I really want to forget the term altogether, BUT, it is a huge part of our lives now until it goes away (whenever that might be!). We’re all desperate to return to the ‘new normal’ or abnormal as I see it. We want our pubs to open (it’s looking hopeful), we want to shop without queuing for hours, our lockdown hair to be trimmed and most importantly it would be quite nice…

  • Moving From Cot to Bed: Our Experience

    The milestones you meet when you have a child come at you thick and fast. From bottle feeding to weaning solid foods, crawling to walking, nappies to full on potty training, the list goes on. The beauty or perhaps horror of all of these milestones, especially the first time round, is you have absolutely zero clue how to approach them. Perhaps you pick up a book, visit your old friend Google or just work things out through trial and error but it’s always a learning curve. “I want to break free…” The most recent significant event for us has been taking one of the sides off Ivy’s cot, to make…

  • Review: Safety 1st, U-Pressure Fit, Flat Step Stair Gate

    Ah, the stair gate – The child-proof fortress designed to stop your baby or toddler roaming free, giving you peace of mind to go about your business all day without a care in the world. If only it were that simple. However, they’re there to stop some pretty horrendous accidents happening, so a worthy investment nonetheless. Our experience with stair gates in the past has been somewhat of a fail. We’ve had them for dogs and they’ve been more successful than they’ve been for a child, mainly because our dogs haven’t had opposable thumbs to attempt escaping through them. The first stair gate we bought for Ivy was second hand,…