Days Out

Strawberry Picking at Pickwell Farm

e9254d42-caf5-402e-8a13-b94731874bdaI didn’t ever quite get around to posting my Summer Bucket List Post, but one thing that I’ve had in my mind that I wanted to do with Darcie was to go strawberry picking. I don’t think I’ve ever been specifically to strawberry fields before but I’ve always thought it seemed like a lovely family outing so wanted to make sure we made it happen and maybe it will even become a family tradition. We live quite close to Pickwell Farm where you can go and pick your own strawberries among many other fruits and vegetables so it seemed like too good of an opportunity to miss.  Continue reading “Strawberry Picking at Pickwell Farm”

Mum Life · Occasions & Milestones

On Father’s Day

This feels like Dan’s first Father’s Day, we hardly celebrated the day last year as we were still very much in the frazzled newborn haze. I managed to organise a card for him but I think that’s where the festivities began and ended. So this year I want to do it properly, I want him to know how much we appreciate his hard work and commitment to his role as Darcie’s Daddy. So this ones for you Dan, maybe this will be the first of my posts that you read to the end… Continue reading “On Father’s Day”

Mum Life · Occasions & Milestones

What I Really Want for Mother’s Day 

IMG_5049.JPGI’ve seen a lot of ‘Mothers Day Gift Guides’ over the past week or so, and yes they are full of lovely things that I would definitely like to receive. However it got me thinking about what would actually be top of my wish list for Mothers Day. Assuming that a two week spa holiday in the Maldives is out of the question, this is what I came up with.

A full night’s sleep. I’m talking a full twelve hours please. I think this should be the two nights surrounding Mother’s Day. Continue reading “What I Really Want for Mother’s Day “

Food · Mum Life

Little Ways to Make Mum Life Easier

Being a Mum is hard work; emotionally, mentally and physically. You definitely learn a lot when you become a Mum, you learn how to survive on little to no sleep, you learn how to do everything one-handed while holding a baby that is trying to rip out your hair and you learn how to get things done quicker and more efficiently so that once the baby is asleep you can drown yourself in white wine spritzers rather than still be running around like a madwoman. Continue reading “Little Ways to Make Mum Life Easier”

Breastfeeding · Mum Life

Why I’ve Stopped Reading Breastfeeding Horror Stories, And You Should Too.

You know the ones I mean. A woman is breastfeeding her baby when an ignorant  stranger starts to harass her and try to make her feel uncomfortable, then a wonderful, kind person steps in to come to her defense and save the day.  These kind of posts quickly go viral on mums groups and then in the comments below are hundreds of other people telling their similar stories. Don’t get me wrong, it must be horrible to have something like this happen to you and I get that you would want to vent and get it off your chest but I really think that reading all these horror stories can have such a damaging effect for breastfeeding mothers, particularly those who are just starting out.  Continue reading “Why I’ve Stopped Reading Breastfeeding Horror Stories, And You Should Too.”

Breastfeeding · Mum Life

Let’s Talk About Cluster Feeding

img_6528As I approach my 9 month breastfeeding milestone I’ve been thinking a lot about how different breastfeeding is now compared to feeding a newborn. You can read my My Breastfeeding Journey here, but to summarise – it was hard in the beginning. Cracked nipples, blocked ducts and mastitis were some of the factors that nearly led to me giving up breastfeeding, but I pushed through all of that and after around 6 weeks breastfeeding became pretty much pain free. Continue reading “Let’s Talk About Cluster Feeding”