Bye Bye Breastfeeding

  I’d never really planned when we would stop breastfeeding. Not because we wanted to keep going forever, more because- whilst it was working for us both, why stop? If he cried, it was the perfect comfort, if he wouldn’t go to sleep, it worked a treat… it was the trick up our sleeve whenever... Continue Reading →

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Jingle All The Danish Way: A Christmas Guide

  This isn’t a ‘Gift List’, ‘A Wish List’ or a ‘Christmas Shopping Guide’, but a window in to Christmas on a Budget, family traditions, and creating the magic of Christmas- ‘The Danish Way’! Anyone that knows me, will know that I am a MASSIVE fan of Christmas- my maid of honour even considered hosting... Continue Reading →

Tied up with string

Everyone loves buying new babies presents. We received countless gifts from people that have never even met me, let alone Oatcake! The highlights were a novelty superman onesie, which Otis has unfortunately now outgrown and it remains unworn, and a wind up tiny plastic piano that plays some questionable Beethoven. Which I think is somewhere... Continue Reading →

Confessions of a routine addict

Is there anything you do as a parent, that's the complete opposite of what you expected you would do? In many ways, I parent in exact the ways I expected.. however.. in one very big way, I don't!  I am a routine ADDICT.. I find myself doing lengthy calculations of how 5 minutes extra here... Continue Reading →

The Danish Way of Parenting

Writing books about raising babies is a big business! We were gifted a few, flicked through a few in the library, tend to ignore them as much as possible, but one that cropped up- just kept asking to be read. 'The Danish Way of Parenting'.  Now it may just be that it sings to my... Continue Reading →

The Curse of the 5am Club

It seems we have been blessed with the curse of the 5am club. Every morning, I'm woken to a grumble through the monitor, and I grab my phone with a dwindling sense of optimism, hoping that I'll see an 07, or even an 06 shining back at me. Alas, it's always an 05; this morning... Continue Reading →

Wonder Weeks got you Wondering?

I'm just wondering.. about this wonder weeks app... is it as wonderful as they all make out?  I mean, with a bit (a lot) of jiggling dates, it provides the perfect explanation for any bout of grumpiness thrown our way.. but I assume that's not the point? I find myself going off his due date... Continue Reading →

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