September = Back to school. Actually new schools for both the girls with Little E moving up to Junior School and Little I starting Reception at Infants. And I managed not to cry! It was also a month filled with birthday celebrations, lots of parties for the little ones and grown up celebrations with cocktails and whole pies. Then of course Husband's foot operation which has been rocky but it's lovely having him home all day.
1 in 3 British mums admit that they are unaware of Infant Colic, a common medical condition affecting 1 in 5 newborns, which can cause excessive crying. This month Infacol and Cry-sis, the only parenting charity dedicated to supporting parents through excessive infant crying, have launched Infant Colic Awareness Month which strives to educate and support parents to ensure they can experience the joys of parenthood to the full.
Here are the colic signs and symptoms to look out for and you can enter my giveaway to win a 0-6mth White Company Sleeping Bag to help encourage a good nights sleep for baby and parents!
Nothing pleases my kids more than pasta. Except maybe muffins. Hang on, what if we could combine the two... This recipe from Mr Organic is certainly a crowd pleaser and is super easy to make for snacks, lunchboxes and parties. Plus, don't tell the kids, it is packed with hidden veggies!
If you are looking for a good excuse to get creative then my latest giveaway is perfect for you. These fabulous Metallic Marker pens from Spectrum Noir are stunning dual-tipped markers which cover beautifully, for a perfectly smooth and highly reflective metallic finish. They are ideal for use on black or dark surfaces where their effects will really pop! I have the full range of 12 pens, both the Rare Minerals and Precious Metals packs, to giveaway to one lucky winner!
Finding the right furniture that matches your home style and your lifestyle as a family can be tricky. Getting that balance between creating a welcoming home and a home that can withstand the trials of parenthood, can become costly so that’s why Furnish Your Home have suggested these simple, kid-friendly ways to introduce good looking pieces without the worry of having to constantly replace hard to maintain fabrics.
I haven't had much spare time over the past few weeks with the back to school madness but I have started some new shows and am using my Netflix app to watch box sets while doing the housework and cooking! Here's what I'm watching at the moment:
There are many myths surrounding donor eggs, but especially when it comes to women wishing for motherhood at a later age. When couples decide to start a family and struggle to conceive, it can become very discouraging as time passes and nothing happens. However, with donor eggs as an option, getting pregnant in your 40s becomes more attainable for any hopeful couple. Take heart in knowing pregnancy in your 40’s myths are exactly that — myths.
Let’s explore some of the more common pregnancy over 40 myths
Finding a great family car can be challenging due to the long list of needs from different members of the family. For starters, and probably the most obvious, the car has to be spacious enough to fit the adults, the kids, plus everyone's luggage. Yes, my daughter really does need to take her fancy dress wardrobe with her everywhere she goes. Then you need to think of safety. As family car shoppers you are are naturally safety-minded as you are carrying the most precious of cargo - your children. Make sure you look for a car with the highest Overall Safety Rating available in its class which also includes some advanced safety features. Your family car is bound to take long trips from time to time so you need to think about convenience and comfort features too like a smooth ride and comfy seats to keep the family happy and relaxed while on the move. This list of the best family cars features these key elements while still offering great value.
Artist, Baker and Blogger. Mum to my two beautiful, cheeky girls. Muddling my way through parenthood with equally cheeky Husband.