Devon Road Babies: Essential Labour Bag

  So, you’re an expectant Mum and this is your first, second or in my case third baby and there are a million and one things to get ready for the new arrival in between all the other things that don’t stop happening just because there’s a baby on the way.  You scour the internet and realise there’s not one,…

Review: Stonebridge City Farm

  I’ve been to Stonebridge City Farm today!  I love going to see all the animals there.  It’s really near our house, so I’m not  in the car seat too long, I don’t like the car seat much.  There are lot’s of houses near the farm. Mummy say’s it’s because it’s in the city.  My Mummy said she used to…

John Lewis Beauty Event: Origins

  Thanks to The Ana Mum Diary I was lucky enough to win a pair of tickets to the ‘Discover a World of Beauty’ event at John Lewis here in Nottingham.  I was definitely in need of a treat as I’ve been suffering this week with the aches and pains of pregnancy so I must give a huge thanks to Amanda…

Are You Gonna Have Another One?

  I did feel ever so sorry for Prince William and Kate this this week as they attended their first Royal Engagement of the year.  They joined the Irish Guards St Patrick’s Day Parade at Mons Barracks in Aldershot, and what is it that makes the headlines?  Not their on-going commitment to the Armed Forces, but Regimental Sergeant Major Ray…

A Princess’s Birthday: A Bear’s Story

  I was so excited about the weekend as I’d heard I was going to Princess’s house. It was her birthday, and she was going to be 2. I love birthdays. I’m so lucky because I get to go to everybody’s birthday at The Wishing Well.  That’s where I live when I’m not visiting the children for their birthday.   The…

Interview with a Princess

  Being in the same room with Princess I get a sense she’s thinking about something else.  Her eyes are wondering until they fix on the next thing or thought that might hold her attention.  I definitely get a sense she’s to busy to talk to me, but we shall see how it goes.    Despite her indifference to me I…

Birth Plan; this is how I’d like it to look!

In about 10 weeks I’m going to get another one of these!  I’m so excited, despite being very uncomfortable at the same time.    It’s probably time to start thinking about my birth plan.  You can never start too early when it comes to thinking about how you want your labour to look.  Some ideas have been floating around in…

Cruising with Kids

This is a post I’ve been thinking about for a while, now that I’m in the ‘no-fly’ trimester of pregnancy.  I’ve been reminiscing over our last major holiday a lot, so when the chance came along to join up with Brit Mums and Visit Wales for the  #Wales4Kids Family Holiday Challenge I simply couldn’t resist!   Last April marked the end of my maternity…

10 Reasons to Play Basketball

I had a really difficult time finding a sport that my son liked.  I was really keen for him to be fit and active, unlike his less than healthy mother.  I also wanted him to be exposed to as many positive male role models as possible, due to the issues he faced with his Father.  We tried football.  He lasted…

Week 29: Where Did My Mojo Go?

This is week 29 of a difficult pregnancy.  This week has been very a difficult week! I’m sure I’ve had more pins in me than a pin cushion!  My resilience is pretty low any way, so going through the mill lends itself for an unsettled time all round.   First it was the midwife, with that viscous Anti-D jab.  She…

A Bit of Fresh Air

We ended up at the Doctors on Friday.  Princess was definitely a little under the weather.  A bit of a temperature, lethargic without the aid of legal highs (i.e.Calpol), you know the signs.  We ended up in the Doctors last thing on Friday, waiting for an emergency appointment.  The visit alone was more eventful than normal, there was some kind…

Princess and the Penwizard!

Once upon a time there was a little Princess who loved to read.  She dreamed of starring in her very own book, with her favourite characters.  Her Mummy really wanted to make this happen for her, so she went to speak to the Penwizard because he knew all about these kind of things.  He told her all you need to do…