Being a birth partner for my daughter

New born baby boy in a white sleep suit

I remember when I was pregnant with my first baby and having a discussion with my mother about ladies who have their mums in the birthing room with them when they are giving birth. At that time, I thought that it was absolutely terrible to have your mother as a birth partner, as did my mother as well. I guess it depends on the kind of relationship that you have with your children and also if your children have birthing[Read more]

Introducing Your Little Ones To Mother Nature

Lake surrounded by fields and mountains in the background

Starting a family is such a beautiful experience. Being a parent means that you get to introduce your little ones to so many amazing things and get to see their smiles grow as they learn each day. In today’s society, one of the most important skipped introductions in youngsters is to mother nature, as from an ever-smaller age children are grasping onto smartphones and spending an extraordinary amount of time indoors. If you want to ensure that your little ones[Read more]

Three Alternatives For When You Can’t Conceive.

Baby boy in his bouncy chair with a smile on his face

Trying to conceive? Deciding to start a family can be one of the happiest, most exciting times in you and your partner’s lives. It’s the start of a long road filled with some hard work, a lot of joy and no shortage of laughter. Which can make it that much more distressing when you find yourselves having trouble conceiving. The first and most important thing to do is not to blame yourselves. There are dozens of reasons that a couple[Read more]

Increasing Your Energy As A Busy Parent

busy parent, stressed, tired, woman

Life as a busy parent can be stressful at the best of times. However, having little energy to put towards getting every job done can make everything a whole lot worse. With so many commitments and responsibilities to handle on a daily basis, you have to find the best ways to give yourself the power required to perform to your full capabilities! If you’re feeling somewhat deflated and find yourself lacking the vigour you need to keep up with your[Read more]

Thinking About Divorce When You Have Children

Divorce certificate being cut with scissors

.If you’re a parent and thinking about divorce, you will probably wonder what age is going to be best for the kids. There is most definitely not a magic number when it comes to defining the right age for kids. Although age is a valid consideration, there is no age that makes them more resilient. There are still other factors that should be considered too.  Have a look below at some of the factor you should be keeping in mind[Read more]

Helping your child start again after moving somewhere new

Young girl standing on the side of the road with a silver suitcase reading for moving

It’s one of those parts of life that is daunting for every member of the family. When you decide to make the move to somewhere new for a better life, or because things are cheaper, the people it impacts the most are your children. Unfortunately however old or young they are, they will feel some negative effects. What can we do to help make our children see the benefits of starting again after moving somewhere new? Finding That Right School[Read more]

Encouraging kids to be more active

Main image - two toddlers in a swimming pool with rubber ring. Small image - two teenagers dancing as a sport to stay active

Do you remember your childhood, racing each other to see who could run the fastest and playing sports at school?  What fun those days were and how happy and healthy all the kids were. Now is the time of technology and it is all so different for our kids. Keeping them active can be a challenge, so we need to make physical activity fun for them through games and laughter. The benefits of being Active There are so many benefits[Read more]

Chloe’s Baby Shower

Woman and her pregnant daughter in the garden at a baby shower with baby related decorations around the main picture

On July 7th I threw Chloe a baby shower. I had very little time to prep and plan and I was on a low budget, but I think that it went well. I planned for an afternoon shower, 2pm – 6pm. Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves which was the main thing. It was especially difficult for me as I had never even been to a baby shower before let alone host one! This is where Pinterest is so handy!  The[Read more]

Meet the blogging mummy: Anna

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As part of The Big Mummy Blog Share this week I am featuring a fellow mummy blogger! Meet Anna Parker from Travel with Penelope and Parker. She is a mummy blogger from Winchester. When did you start your blog? About 5 or 6 years ago, I started and established it as a travel blog. Why did you decide to start blogging? We travelled a lot and people kept asking me for recommendations and such like, so I started a travel[Read more]

Why you should encourage your young child to swim

Baby swimming under the water

Learning to swim Every parent wants to help their child with the skills that will take them through life safely and confidently. Being able to swim should definitely be on the list. Having swimming lessons from a young age means that your child should know what to do if they ever find themselves unexpectedly out of their depth in water; it’s also a fun hobby that will help them to learn new skills, make friends and develop stamina. Finally, it[Read more]