Summer… without the holiday!

I’ve always looked forward to the summer as they have inevitably included some sort of break: a holiday abroad, a staycation or just a few nights spent at one of my siblings homes in another city. Last year, when we only had Aasiya and I was pregnant we did a couple of trips, unfortunately this…

Baby wearing in the heat

I’m a massive advocate for baby wearing, in fact I’d encourage all parents to consider it before buying a pushchair, if you have only one child or a reasonable gap between them, baby wearing can make your life so much easier, especially if you live in a city like London and use public transport! (Not…

Stress, anxiety and motherhood

I’ve been MIA for a few weeks due to some health issues but hopefully I’m back now and will be able to commit to blogging as often as I want rather than when my health permits. I really want to share with you all what’s been happening and some of my epiphanies over the last…

6 months postpartum

Getting to the 6 month mark post-baby feels like such an achievement. Idris is doing really well Allhumdulillah, we’ve started to wean and he’s generally a really fun and happy baby to be around. That’s all about the baby, the rest of this post will be all about me. Heads-up, I’m going to over-share, so…

Mastitis, terrible twos and teething

Some sayings, like “have your cake and eat it” make no sense! Of course I’m going to have my cake and EAT it, what else would I do with it? However, whoever said “misfortune comes in threes” pretty much hit the nail on the head. This past couple of weeks have been a shite storm…

21 months v 4 months v 34 years!

These past couple of months have really had me questioning my life choices. The first baby was unplanned but the second was not! I knew I wanted to have babies close in age so they could be friends and play together. I didn’t realise, or was deliberately obtuse, as to how much my life would…

Fussy eaters …

I hope I’m a mums mum. I don’t believe in passing judgement, I won’t offer you my opinion, even when asked I’m reluctant because I don’t know the ins-and-outs of anyone’s life, and I don’t doubt it’s very complicated. Id rather not say something out of ignorance and make another mum feel bad. I’m not…

2018: the year of the monthly challenge 

It’s clear I’ve already failed with one of my 2018 resolutions, to blog consistently and frequently. It would be easy to blame my inactivity on the children or my responsibilities but that would also be lying. I’ve just had a chill couple of weeks and not thought about blogging. As many of you can probably…

Life with 2 under 2

I often get asked about how “difficult” it is having two small children, how I cope and what advice I’d give someone in a similar situation or someone thinking about having another baby. The truth is no two situations or children are the same. There are so many variables: how involved your partner is, what’s…

12 weeks postpartum – are we actually getting somewhere?

This week has been loaded with success stories and “firsts”, unfortunately not in regards to sleep, Idris is still miserable when it comes to that, but our (my) social life has certainly stepped up a gear. Last weekend I went out ALONE to have dinner with my friends. I swear the 6 hours beforehand were…