Oatcake joined us at our monthly Book Club this month- unfortunately, he hadn't bothered to read the book.. but he did bring his own contribution for next month! We will often find him hiding in a corner at home devouring (in both senses of the word) a baby book or two! So as a house … Continue reading Baby Book Club
We've almost reached the 12 month mark on our breastfeeding journey.. and by this point most mums that have attempted it, have either hated it or it's not worked well for them, or they are super passionate about it and everything it entails! So where do we fit? My Opinion on breastfeeding is a little … Continue reading The Realities of Breastfeeding an Almost Toddler
So the BBC recently aired a programme called 'No More Boys and Girls'. It was a really fascinating insight into how we are conditioned (in general) into the blue/pink/strong/gentle/aggressive/submissive roles of male vs female from the very first moment of life on earth! And how (again, massive generalisation) boys struggle to express emotion and girls … Continue reading The Baby Book Bechdel Test
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 Tied up with string
When congratulations aren't in order... The news is out! The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting her third child, (though I had my suspicions when she was admitted to hospital last week).. another royal baby? On the face of it, this is wonderful news.. so how come the most used reaction when I saw the news … Continue reading When Congratulations aren’t in order…
I held of writing this one for a few weeks, incase we were just having a fluke period of 'ok', and I didn't want to jinx it! But we're two weeks in to the 'back at work/ starting nursery' situation, so an update is in order! I never thought I'd take the 'first day of … Continue reading Baby starting Nursery? 10 Top Tips!
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 Confessions of a routine addict