When Alice was approaching 6 months, I didn’t really have a strong opinion on how we would go about introducing solids. Some people are militant about baby led weaning, while others prefer to use purées. Like I say, I hadn’t given it much thought, but after trying to feed her porridge, and having her grab…… Continue reading Porridge fingers
Pretty much every Christmas since Lewis and I have been together (which is 11 years!) I have asked for a puppy. I’ve always known that my adult life would consist of babies and a dog. The thing is, we had to wait until we bought our own house. So when we got the keys to…… Continue reading Puppies & Babies
There is a Tesco at the end of our road. The staff in there have come to recognise me and Alice, and often remark on how she is growing. I like to tell myself that they have come to know us as I’m always wearing Alice, rather than the copious amount of junk food I…… Continue reading Addicted to babywearing
As a teacher, one of the fundamentals of lesson planning is differentiation. Put simply, that means appreciating that every child in your class is different, and needs to be treated as such. It may mean different tasks, different expectations or perhaps different support. If we are forward thinking enough to understand that not all 6…… Continue reading Why I don’t worry about meeting milestones!
So here’s something you probably don’t know about me. I get quite anxious about social situations. I can put on a good front, and ease into a situation fairly quickly, but in the lead up to an event, anxiety kicks in. Even family events, for example my nephew’s birthday party, in the car on our…… Continue reading Facing my fears
The internet can be such a valuable source of information. It can also be an absolute torment for first time (or second, or third…) time mums. Any question you have can be answered by a quick google. The problem is, google will give you 1000s of opinions, most of which will conflict, and all of…… Continue reading Sleepy smiles