Going Nutty ๐Ÿฅœย 

Babies and nuts are, for many, a scary combination. In a time when we seem to be frightened of our own shadow, especially when parenting, we tend to opt for the ‘safest’ option, avoidance. Since avoidance has never been my cup of tea and in light of the growing body of pro-nut evidence, mentioned below…

Nursery rhymes for the modern Mum

Being a stay at home mum poses many challenges, but my biggest challenge is keeping my daughter entertained, while maintaining some semblance of sanity. I really had no idea of what to do with a baby, let alone how to entertain one. I had faint recollections of a few nursery rhymes, like Itsy Bitsy Spider…

Puppy love ๐Ÿถย 

It’s no secret that children love animals and in my house there’s no exception… luckily, because we have a few! Throughout my pregnancy I couldn’t wait to introduce my fur babies to the new addition, knowing how much joy pets added to my own childhood. My sister and I would spend hours on end dressing…

After 6 months of kissing these cheeks…

Today marks the six month of my motherhood journey.  I’ve learnt so much in such a short time and I have loved every minute of it, every peak and every trough of emotion and every sleepless night.  Here are a few things that I’ve learned so far: People are kind. I have so many examples…

Proud as punch.

I wrote this 3 months ago, in Italy, through tears, on my iPhone. Now, still at an irrelevant 59kg, 6 months postpartum, with a pride for my body that is immeasurable, I share it with you. Not too long ago a person close to me made a comment, or rather a ‘joke’, about my weight….

Recipes to sustain your little Popeyeโ—๏ธ

I started to introduce foods rich in iron to my daughter at 4months, first just a teaspoon or two at a time and mostly as a base for tasting other foods, in the form of fortified cereals and rice porridge. Iron is extremely important for growing bubs from 6 months of age, it is recommended…

Feeding in Florence

๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ As featured on http://www.hotmama.co.uk ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ Women supporting women on International Women’s Day! Breastfeeding definitely didn’t come naturally to me. I never imagined that I would enjoy it and the whole idea of it really freaked me out. The fact that I would be producing milk from these two fatty lumps that had been almost…

Not all days are easy, but that’s ok.ย 

Today was a tough day. I slept for less than 5 hours last night and my little love was suffering with some tummy pain all day. Crying, crying, crying. We were both suffering! No naps today. Few feeds, which only aggravates her tummy pain more. Of course it’s frustrating to know this, but what can…

Who knew?! A guide to things ‘Baby’ that I didn’t!

There are so many things that are new when becoming a mother, almost everything to be precise! I never had friends close with children, in fact, I hardly knew any children at all before becoming a mother. I worked in fashion, luxury to be specific, I had a wonderfully hectic career with an even busier…

Nourish

The most precious time of the day is feed time. Before having my little love I thought that breastfeeding was strange, I was afraid, I was awkward, I was uncomfortable. As soon as I fed my baby for the first time a fire ignited in me and I just knew that nourishing my sweet angel…

The stars aligning…

Every little thing that happens, every decision that you make, is creating your future and your reality. Minute by minute your reality is changing, like a static blur that will forever be evolving into whatever you choose it to be. And just like that, twelve months ago, my reality changed. My partner and I had…