weekend wishlist

weekend wishlist

What are your plans this weekend? Tonight, I’m making a roasted squash and pot barley risotto with goats cheese (for Henry) and crispy sage. Its a mash-up of two recipes from a book I’m currently reading, James Wong’s How to Eat Better. I’m...

a guide to safe co-sleeping

When I was pregnant with Henry I read Gina Ford’s The New Contented Little Baby Book, and thought her ideas, including establishing a strict routine with very young babies and practicing controlled crying, were sensible, rational and logical, and we planned to...
welcome to the world, noah gabriel!

welcome to the world, noah gabriel!

Noah Gabriel Smith joined us on Wednesday morning, 12 April, at 9.21am by planned caesarean section, weighing a chunky 3.91kg. He’s calm, content, and feeding and sleeping like a dream. We feel incredibly blessed. We were discharged from hospital on Easter...
an exclusive offer from henry & bear

an exclusive offer from henry & bear

So, while I’ve been mainly concentrating on being massively pregnant (7 weeks to go!) and settling Henry into the local ecole maternelle, my super-talented OH has been busy launching our new business, Henry & Bear. We’re specialising in what we think...
making the decision to have a child is momentous…

making the decision to have a child is momentous…

This beautiful Elizabeth Stone quote has always resonated deeply with me, and has even more meaning now my little one has started pre-school and he’s away from us for chunks of time during the day, for the first time. We knew it meant a big adjustment for him,...
a new way of getting children to sleep

a new way of getting children to sleep

Henry has never been a great sleeper. He didn’t sleep through the night until he was 18 months, and even now, at almost 3 1/2, even a small change to his routine can make it difficult for him to drift off peacefully. We stopped extended breastfeeding just before...
it’s a boy!

it’s a boy!

We feel so blessed to be adding another little boy to our growing family! Funnily enough, Henry has always been adamant that we had a little boy in there, and the gynacologue confirmed this during my first scan. Henry came with us and was so cool about the environment...
my birth story

my birth story

Just recently Melanie at The Not So Hoity Toity Life got in touch and asked me to share my birth story for a new feature she had planned for her blog – during November she is recounting birth stories from mothers around the globe. These women’s stories are...
making bliss balls

making bliss balls

Like all mamas, nutrition is something I think about a lot, and I’m massively conscious of what I’m putting into Henry’s little body. We made the decision not to give him refined sugar until he was 18 months, and today we tend not to keep salty or...

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