Parenting

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Ah mum guilt. I had heard so much about it before having Piglet but that in no way prepared me for the way it actually feels. It has hit me hard in the last few weeks and I have no doubt that it’s not about to end any time soon. Despite Piglet having 2 sets

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Last weekend we did something that, for a while, didn’t feel like it was ever going to happen. It felt like my stubborn little Piglet was never going to walk. We knew he could walk, we had seen him do it once or twice. But for a long long time he simply refused. I always

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One of the things I am asked quiet regularly when I share my meal plans is why does Piglet have separate meals to us, and do we eat the at the same time? I can understand why people wonder that – quite obviously my life would be so much easier if I only had to

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It can’t be denied that Piglet was a gentle, soft natured baby. I’ve always tried not to be smug about it, but he was such an easy going little guy and let’s be honest, we were very lucky. Everyone commented on it, the way he poked gentle with a finger rather than snatching at his

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Piglet is rocketing towards 15 months old. He is healthy, he is happy and he is learning every day. But he is not walking. He is like lightening when he crawls – that kid can move – but he has little to no interest in getting up on his feet to get around. As with

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We all have fears don’t we. There’s no point in denying it, and I don’t believe anyone when they claim they’re not scared of anything. Fears are natural. It’s all about how you handle them, isn’t it? I’m more of a run screaming kind of girl personally, but many people manage to stand their ground.

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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