I totally fell for the whole idea that pregnancy makes you "glow" and you look "blooming" and "radiant" and eagerly waited for light to start shining from my pores... 9 months I waited, 42 weeks to be exact. It never came. I didn't have morning sickness, I had nausea, morning and night. I wasn't actually… Continue reading Pregnancy Problems: Ginger biscuits are not the answer!
How is Baby Nuthatch nine months old?! I can't believe he has now been out as long as he was in. What he does: CRAWLS! He is everywhere! Gone are the days when I could pop baby down on his playmat and nip to the loo or grab something from the kitchen and return to… Continue reading Nine Months In – Nine Months Out!
In honour of the Royal Wedding, I thought I’d share some of my favourite things about my own wedding day. Before days of mummyhood: nappies, bottles and dribbly kisses, I was a bride. It may not have been royal, but it was the best day of my life. My dress Oh. My. Goodness. My dress!… Continue reading Every Bride is a Princess
Antenatal classes. The mysterious unknown! The only antenatal classes available here in middle of nowhere, Wales, were Hypnobirthing. I had never heard of it before and was a little dubious but open-minded while my cynical husband was downright anti-hypnobirthing just from the name (I dragged him along anyway)! In this post I talk you through… Continue reading Hypnobirthing without the ‘hypno’ bit!
Bath time is meant to be fun! Because my son was born in water, for some reason I (mistakenly) expected him to enjoy bath time. He hated it. He would scream the most ear-piercing, heart-breaking little screams that we would dread bath time and ended up only doing it once a week and it only… Continue reading Help – My Baby Hates the Bath!
Problems with presents and picture perfect mother's days: I'll take a cuddle with my mum and my baby any day. Mother’s Day 2018 was my first ever Mother’s Day as a mum. I was excited. Growing up, it was always me who had insisted that Mother’s Day was special and that my mum should just… Continue reading Mother’s Day Musings
The perfect light read for mums as you can easily pick it up where you left off when you get a luxury 5 minutes to yourself. A Country Escape Katie Fforde is an English romance novelist who has had success with almost 30 novels since her first release, Living Dangerously, in 1995. Her latest release… Continue reading Book Review – A Country Escape by Katie Fforde
I’ve enjoyed reading lots of great Mothers’ Day Gift Guide blogs this week. It's been great as I haven't had chance to shop around myself yet because of the snow. As I was browsing, it occurred to me that a lot of them are showcasing gifts from large scale national companies, useful because most people… Continue reading Shop Local – Support a Dream
The Nuthatch Nest is in one of the coldest parts of the country so when it’s cold everywhere, it’s FREEZING here! Here I have shared some tips for keeping Baby warm if you're brave enough to venture out in the freezing cold. Base Layers Although Chick has a vast selection of gorgeous outfits, if it's… Continue reading Keeping Baby Toasty
In honour of St. David’s Day, I thought I’d share my family recipe for Welsh Lamb Hotpot. It makes the perfect winter warmer, just what we need as the Beast from the East takes hold! I’m not claiming to be a culinary genius, but this is a firm favourite in our house. It’s our version… Continue reading Welsh Lamb Hotpot Recipe- the perfect winter warmer!