Hey mama, how are you?

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Header image: a woman sits at a metal table outside, holding a white mug in her hands. Her face is out of shot but her brown hair falls over her shoulder. (Hey mama, how are you? - Letters to my Daughter)

Hey mama, I know you’re busy. I know you’ve got a million plates spinning and a hundred balls in the air and you feel like if you stop to take a breath then everything will come crashing down around you and it will all be your fault. But I promise the world won’t end if you pause a while to … Read More

20 alternative uses for baby wipes

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We all know baby wipes are great for making tiny bottoms sparkly clean after a poopsplosion or even just a regular poop. (Sorry to talk about poop so early in the post!) But did you know that there are alternative uses for baby wipes that might just make your life a little easier? After all – you’ve always got a … Read More

Why happy mum, happy child isn’t as simple as it seems

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Happy mum, happy child. We’ve all heard it a hundred times… that we need to take care of ourselves if we want to effectively take care of our children. And I agree… to a degree. But there’s something about the blanket statement that makes me feel a little uneasy. Like the ‘breast is best‘ mantra that seems innocent enough at first glance, … Read More

Beat toddler bathtime battles with these 6 tips

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Ever since she was born, my daughter, Dee, hated bathtime. Bathing her was a two man job when she was tiny because, well, mostly I just needed the moral support (and for it to be over ASAP). As she’s grown older, we’ve been through endless phases of bathtime bliss vs bathtime battles. There doesn’t seem to be any method to her madness … Read More

A letter to my pregnant self

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Hi Alice, It’s your friend, future you… (I know, clever huh?!) I wanted to write to you to tell you some things you probably don’t want to hear, because I know how stubborn you are, but I’m hoping because it’s coming from yourself you might actually listen. You’ll find this out, but it’s really hard being a mother and having a friend who is … Read More

Why I got my daughter a wooden spoon for Christmas

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I read a heartfelt post recently by Wendy from Naptime Natter about PND at Christmas. It got me thinking about the pressure parents can put on themselves to make Christmas perfect for their children, even when they’re really tiny. Be it going all out on decorations, chasing down every last item on the baby gift guides, taking them to ALL the Christmas … Read More

5 posts every pregnant first time mum should read

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It can be hard to know what to read as a pregnant first time mum. Many new mums want to be as prepared as possible which is absolutely wonderful and I fully support that. You’re already a great mum in my eyes if you’re caring for your baby before they’re even here. However, there is SO much information available online and in … Read More