• The soundtrack to my 6am

    August 30, 2014

    When do toddlers turn into teenagers who never want to get out of bed? Tell me it’s soon, please. Although Eliza’s moved on quite a lot from her days of 5.30am starts, and occasionally we’ll even get an astounding 8am out of her (on nursery days, of course) most of the time she’s up just…

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  • What to watch when you have a new baby

    July 29, 2014

    The early baby days after getting home from hospital seem manic, but you don’t really do much other than sit around staring at the baby, wait for the baby to wake up, feed, wait for the baby to sleep and so on. Alex and I were so tired and generally spaced out we didn’t really…

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  • The 20 stages of watching a film when you have children

    July 23, 2014

    Watching a film seems to have become a big event in our house since we had a baby. We always plan it but it hardly ever actually happens. Although it’s not as rare as our cinema going…the last film we saw was X-Men First Class, nearly three¬†years ago. In theory, watching a film should be…

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  • What to watch when you’re pregnant

    June 19, 2014

    What was the last film you saw at the cinema? Alex and I recently realised that ours was X-Men: First Class (it came out three years ago! Shocking, I know). Having children does enforce some changes in your TV and film viewing habits, and I’ve found that being pregnant has too. I have a shockingly…

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  • Easter entertainment tactics for two-year-olds

    April 18, 2014

    It’s finally Easter. What’s everyone doing for the long weekend? We’re escaping the building site to go on the train up to Sheffield (while our builder holidays in our bathroom, fingers crossed it’s finished soon). When E was little, train travel was like an instant sandman, and she’d sleep for the whole journey. Which was…

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  • Get back into shape post-pregnancy; top fitness tips

    February 12, 2014

    Just had a baby? Are you a new mum looking to get back into shape, on the hunt for some post-pregnancy fitness tips? Read on…   Have you just had a baby? Congratulations! Have another piece of cake, and sleep when the baby sleeps (Seriously! You won’t regret it). But if you’re a few weeks…

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