Marching on…Baby Walks

My March column for Riddle Magazine is live…  My Baby Steps column takes on a whole new meaning now that Luther is actually walking. His first steps were astonishing to watch: a wobbly, drunken-looking Elvis-inspired wiggle across the sitting room, from one sofa to the other. He is thrilled with his new-found skills. It’s official:…

20 Things To Pack When Flying with a Baby 

20 things to pack when flying with a baby sounds so knowledgable, so, before I launch into this list I must make a confession. I haven’t flown with a baby yet! We go on holiday this weekend and this is what I’ve packed in my carry on bag. Luther’s 13 months now so all items…

Greentom 100% Recycled Footmuff 

The temperature dropped and Greentom sent help… a footmuff! Greentom sent Luther their recycled footmuff for winter. He’s graduated to forward facing in his buggy and loves the view. The dip in temperatures in December meant he needed more than a blanket and we eagerly unpacked the familiar brown cardboard Greentom box.  The footmuff is…

Baby Lit – Classic Novels for your Child

Baby Lit have sent Luther some illustrated classics to expand his mind (and to keep his mummy sane) I made a huge effort to read to Luther whilst he was really tiny. He didn’t appear to be taking that much interest. However, now that he’s older he goes to his bookcase and pulls out the…

Riddle Magazine – New Year Baby Steps 

This article was originally published on 1st February in my parenting column, Baby Steps, for Riddle Magazine. January has come to a close, there are those who are smugly planning the extension of Dryanuary and a committed continuation of their new-found healthy lifestyle (guaranteed to last until at least the first weekend in Feb, if not…

Ketchup on Everything’s ABC Poster 

Ketchup on Everything’s ABC poster is now gracing Luther’s nursery! Luther was very lucky to have been sent the A1 poster by Kay who runs Ketchup on Everything and I absolutely love it! I’ve been aware of Ketchup on Everything and their lovely illustration work for a while and this jolly poster is such fun! Who doesn’t…

Mooi by Lienkie – Handmade Shoes and Boots for Children

Luther was sent some incredible, handmade boots from Mooi by Lienkie and they are gorgeous! Made in England the company uses Italian leather and adds beautiful detailing. Luther’s pair of suede boots are so soft to touch and they have an orthopaedic innersole to make them comfortable for his tiny feet. They have a solid…

Toyella Toys – Eco Wooden Blocks by Milaniwood

Luther has been sent some wooden, eco building blocks from Toyella to test out. He has had a set of cardboard stacking cubes for a while now and some plastic cups that he’s enjoyed knocking over as a baby, but now he’s getting bigger, and looking more like a little boy (eeekk!) he’s trying to…

10 Things That Change Over Time When Breastfeeding

So what changes from feeding a newborn to feeding a nearly one year old?* For the best things about feeding a newborn look at this older post, otherwise push on with this one! 1 – They can come up and ‘tell’ you they want milk by lunging mouth first at your chest and then peering…

Baby in the City – The Arch London

City minibreak staying at The Arch London Just before Christmas daddy, Luther and I had a family mini break in London. Baby in the city! The annual family ‘Mulled Wine and Mince Pies’ gathering was taking place in Covent Garden at Uncle R & Auntie S’s. Family were visiting from America and we wanted to make the…

2016… B E S T.  Y E A R.  Y E T ! 

I’ve got a horrible cold and I’ve got back into bed whilst Luther naps. I’ve nearly lost my voice so I’m guzzling hot lemon, honey, ginger and raspberries. I took a bit of an unplanned blogging break during December. I was exhausted. Having finished my Digital Mums course and what with Luther teething I needed…

Riddle Magazine – Christmas Column

…“The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there; The children were nestled all snug in their beds, While visions of sugar plums danced in their heads” So here we are, my last column of 2016. I have often felt a bit melancholy at this time…