Looking After Tiny Toes With Dotty Fish & Giveaway

Way back when I was 17 I worked for a very well-known shoe shop and I was also the assistant manager of a children’s shoe shop when I lived in Toronto. During these times I measured and fitted so many children with the perfect shoes so I know how important it is to look after children’s feet. Recently, I discovered a brand who feel the same way. Dotty Fish have a gorgeous range of soft soled baby shoes and you can find out more about them, and their benefits below. Be sure to enter the giveaway at the end of

Travel Essentials For The Whole Family

In just a few days we will be going on our first family holiday abroad and I am so excited it’s unreal. Going abroad seems to be a much bigger operation that staying somewhere in the UK because there’s a lot more than you need to take with you. I do the packing in our house just so I can have the peace of mind of knowing we have everything we need. I like to make lists and John would pack last minute if he had his way so it works out well for us. To help others in a

Much Needed Pamper Time

It’s very rare that I take some time out for myself. During the week Erin is home from Saturday-Tuesday and then the other three days a week she is at nursery. The rest of the time I am either doing things around the house or working. Being self-employed means not having regular working ours and sometimes, having to work every day for long hours. I get so tired sometimes that my eyes hurt so much and I find it hard to keep them open and to concentrate on anything! Recently I was sent a Thera-Pearl Eye Mask from Feel Good Contacts so I

Some Days Are S***… And That’s Okay!

I think when you become a parent, or even when you get pregnant you don’t really think about much other than how wonderful it must be to have a child. No one ever really focuses on the bits that aren’t full of fairy dust, sparkles and rainbows until they actually happen. Although I had a really bad pregnancy I never found myself thinking about how hard things might get at one point or another. I certainly never thought that parenting really is s*** sometimes! Having suffered from PND, focusing on the bad days happened more often than I would really like

2 Years Smoke Free: The Battle To Quit

Being completely honest here, I never thought I would ever be able to say that I was 2 years smoke free. At one point, I wasn’t ever sure that I would be able to say 2 days, 2 weeks or 2 months smoke free. I stupidly started smoking when I was about 14 or 15 and was forever getting caught by by my mum but somehow I carried on. I think I only ever really started because I wanted to see if I could get served somewhere. There’s no way I would get away with that now though as everywhere

I Don’t Want Another Baby But…

I have written a fair few posts about the fact that I don’t want any more children. That hasn’t changed. I still want to be sterilised even though that isn’t an option on the NHS at the moment. Just recently I have seen so many people having babies or getting pregnant, whether that be with their first, second or third etc. There are babies everywhere. It really makes me think about some things and I don’t want another baby but… I feel pretty cheated about my pregnancy with Erin. Although we were actually trying to conceive with Erin pregnancy wasn’t

Dealing With A Daredevil Toddler

Erin was born premature at 36+4 and even though she was a tiny 4lb 8oz, I don’t think I ever really thought too much about how small and fragile she really was. I look back at pictures of Erin as a newborn now and I think she can’t really have ever been that small. Of course, she was though. While I am so protective over Erin in certain circumstances but I have always encouraged her to be independent and strong willed. She is nearly 2 and the most strong willed little girl I have ever known. She will not let you

Have You Checked Your Cholesterol Lately?

I think when you have children you tend to start taking your health a bit more seriously. I may not have done everything I possibly can to be healthier but I have certainly taken steps such as quitting smoking. John and I are currently trying to be a bit healthier with our food and cutting down on snacks and chocolate. However, something I don’t think I’ve ever had checked is my cholesterol. I’m 31 and I really should have done this by now I think. October was NationalAwareness Month and while we may be a little bit late to the game,