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…

Our BIG news…

No, we’re not pregnant again! Can you imagine, 3 under three would kill me! We’ve been really busy over the past few months looking at properties and Allhumdulillah at the end of last month we completed on our first family home🙏🏾 Before we got married we had a discussion about our post-marriage living arrangements. I…

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…

11 weeks postpartum – winter babies v summer babies

Having been stuck indoors for most of Idris’s life, through no fault of his, I got to thinking when the best time for having a baby might be? Idris was born at the end of October, in the UK thats the mid point of autumn and it’s usually quite cold and wet. Of course Autumn…

1 month postpartum update

I had really hoped by this point I’d be in some sort of routine and have nailed being a mum of two. Of course that isn’t the case. I’m struggling with managing both of them and I can’t describe a typical day as so far no two days have been the same. My measure for…

33 Weeks – Eid Preparations and Celebrations

Having felt so atrocious in the last couple of weeks I’ve been determined to make the most of anytime I feel remotely “normal”. This last week I woke up on the Bank Holiday and told myself to shake it off and make the most of the week ahead. It was Eid on Friday (a 3…

15 Months – update on toddler A

As much as I love watching A grow and learn and become increasingly independent, it’s also a little sad. She’s not my baby anymore. I mean she’ll always be my baby but she’s not 100% dependent on me and although in my current condition that’s helpful, when I think of the reality of time and…

Update on Baby A: 14 Months

I always thought I'd enjoy the 'baby' stage of my daughters life the most; when their just entirely dependent upon you and everything is new and adorable. It turns out the toddler stage is even more fun (and exhausting!) The toddler stage, considered from 12 to 36 months, is a time of great learning and…

Hush Little Baby PLEASE DON’T CRY! 

I don’t think I could have written this post in the first 2 month of parenthood, I’d have been crying, pulling my hair out and desperate for any kind of help to stop baby from crying. Welcome to your colic baby!  I’ve mentioned before that our baby was “diagnosed” as colic around 10 days after…