• Sixteen months old

    January 17, 2018 Hels

    For someone that calls themselves a (sort of) parenting blogger, I do very few parenting posts, so I thought I’d amend that now my baby is sixteen months old…

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  • Keep your little ones warm at Christmas

    December 11, 2017 Hels

    This year is Dougie’s second Christmas, and while he doesn’t understand exactly what it is, he is obviously a lot more aware than he was last year and is definitely picking up on the excitement. We decided to have a festive family weekend, which obviously meant we had to wear Christmas jumpers, drink hot chocolate and eat mince pies.

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  • Things you shouldn’t say to a first-time Mum

    October 19, 2017 Hels

    Maybe I’m just being a big grump, or overly-sensitive, but one thing I’ve found since becoming a parent is that people want to share their opinions. I love hearing advice and opinions from other parents, and I love being able to chat about Dougie with friends of mine, but there are some comments and questions I’ve had over the last year or so that have really bothered me…so naturally I thought I’d put them into a blog post!

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  • One year old

    September 17, 2017 Hels

    Today Dougie is one year old. I know I’ve said this a thousand times, but I can’t believe how quickly this year has gone.

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  • All the little things: August

    August 31, 2017 Hels

    I know I say this every month, but I can’t believe it’s the end of the month! This time last year I was (im)patiently waiting for Dougie to arrive, and now he’s nearly a year old – how is that possible?!?!? August has felt like a very busy month; I don’t remember the last time we had a free weekend!

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  • Babies in restaurants

    August 28, 2017 Hels

    Babies in restaurants. Is it a controversial topic?! I certainly never thought it was. Before I had a baby, I never minded babies in restaurants at all, why shouldn’t they be there?! If the baby got upset, I would feel bad for the parents but again, I wouldn’t give it a second thought – babies cry, and we were all babies once.

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  • I’m sorry, but I’m all touched out

    August 10, 2017 Hels

    I’ve always been quite an affectionate person. I love nothing more than curling up on the sofa with Sam, giving him a kiss, sharing hugs when I see friends and family, but lately, something has changed. Lately, I’m all touched out.

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  • 614 days

    August 8, 2017 Hels

    614 days ago, my body stopped being my own. A new life was growing inside of me, and my body began changing from the second Dougie was created. I didn’t know immediately; I was around six weeks when I found out I was expecting. My body was not just mine anymore.

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