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…

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…

10 weeks postpartum – vaccinations and vacations

  If you follow me on Instagram you’ll know what an absolute disaster the last two weeks of holidays have been. It started with my husband having man flu on day one of the Christmas vacations followed by both children having a cold and now me!  Not only was everyone sick but Idris also had…

Returning to Work 

If anyone had asked me 11 months ago if I could see myself returning to work I would, with complete honesty, have responded in the negative. My circle of friends on the whole had given up their careers to raise children as had my sister, and I saw myself choosing that same path. I used…

Vaccination time: 

One of the saddest and hardest things for me to do after having baby A was take her for her first vaccination at 8 weeks. My rational self knows how fortunate I am to live in a country that provides vaccination and protection against all kinds of diseases, but emotionally I felt devastated that my…