Parenting

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Eating out is one of our favourites things to do as a family. It doesn’t have to be anything lavish or expensive, just a quick meal in a cafe will do. We decided to go down the traditional weaning route with Piglet, and so when we eat out I usually take food for him with

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When I was pregnant I was determined to breastfeed. I had my own, pretty selfish reasons, and they were enough to make me persevere. It wasn’t easy, in fact it was pretty damn hard for 8 weeks. We kept going though, and in the end Piglet was breastfed until his first birthday. It has gotten

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Ever since I found out I was pregnant I was torn about giving Piglet a comforter as a sleep aid. It seems a great way to indicate that its bed time and to help them settle down and drift off to sleep, but at the back of my mind I was always worried about the

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Piglet had his 1st birthday last month and was totally spoilt by friends and family. He received loads of fab clothes and toys! Most of our family already have children and so I guess for them they already had a pretty good idea about what would be suitable for a 1 year old. Not everyone

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When you are expecting your first baby you are always warned about the unsolicited advice. Every man and his dog is on hand to tell you exactly what to do in every scenario, and will be adamant that their way is the BEST way. No exceptions. I was prepared for that, I knew to take

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When Piglet was born the one thing I felt totally indifferent about was weaning. I was never particularly excited about getting him started on “real” food. Quite happily plodding along with milk I just assumed we would start weaning at 6 months. The guidelines these days state you should start weaning at 6 months, and

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We started weaning Piglet at 4 months on medical advice, as he wasn’t the big fat baby we expected him to be. That meant that we couldn’t go down the route of baby led weaning, as I had expected to do. Puree’s went down a treat with Piglet, and he was soon scoffing bigger and

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Not that long ago I was wonder when would be the best time to stop breastfeeding. I have gone past the original point that I expected to stop and was questioning what I wanted to do going forward. I think it is a topic a lot of mothers worry about, and I definitely aren’t alone

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What if…. its a funny old question and sometimes a dangerous game to play! I try not to think about it too much, I don’t see the point in considering what could have been. But recently it has felt quite relevant for Piglet and I. In March last year, 4 days before my wedding, I

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I have been a book worm ever since I was little. I was always the one sitting with my book, and I would read pretty much anything going. It is a trait I really hope to pass on to Piglet. I think books are such an important part of their development, and the ability to