Mummy Mondays – Making Mealtimes a Doddle with Doddl Cutlery 

As Benjamin was baby led weaned, he has always been very hands on at meal times, wanting to feed himself rather than letting us help. Up until recently he was grabbing the food in his fists and using his hands to feed himself. A little while ago we were sent over a Doddl cutlery set from the lovely people at Media Snug. This set is suitable for children aged from...

Mummy Mondays – Benjamin at 11 Months 

I’m not even going to go there, but 11 months… what?! Next month my baby boy turns one (which is absolutely mental), but for now, here’s an update on what he’s been achieving over the last month… Moving  Benjamin is still refusing to walk, despite us having caught him on more than one occasion stood completely unaided, only to plop back onto his bottom as soon as he realised we...

Food & Fitness Friday – My Favourite Recipe Books 

Sometimes it’s a struggle to think of new ideas for meals. I find myself stuck in a rut of Hunters Chicken, Spaghetti Bolognese and Salmon Fishcakes week in, week out.  Now don’t get me wrong, I love a good family favourite, but variety is the spice of life and all that, so I try and mix it up from time to time. When I need inspiration, I sometimes head online,...

Mummy Mondays – Benjamin at 9 Months 

I tried to avoid starting another of these posts by commenting on how quickly the time is going by but *whispers* how is my baby boy already 9 months old?! With our wedding just over 6 weeks away, this year truly has gone by in a flash, and my baby is beginning to look more and more like a little boy. This month has seen his development continue…  Moving Benjamin...

Mummy Mondays – Knowledge is Power – Learning Life Saving Skills with Daisy First Aid 

I did a first aid course when Carly was a baby. That was only four years ago and yet I can’t remember barely anything I learnt. As it’s suggested you refresh your first aid knowledge every few years, when I was offered the chance to attend a paediatric first aid day course with Daisy First Aid, I happily went along.  The courses are run locally by Kerry, a former police...

Benjamin at 8 Months 

The months are still flying by. I feel like an awful mum as I actually totally missed Benjamin turning 8 months on Sunday. In my defence, we had an absolutely amazing weekend and I spent Sunday being the ‘hostess with the mostess’ at our family barbecue.  Better late than never, I did a little photo shoot in the garden with Benjamin’s milestone cards. He finally started sitting up unaided properly...

Mummy Mondays – Benjamin at 7 months 

It’s a total cliche, but every time I find myself bringing out the milestone cards as another month passes, I can’t quite believe how fast time is going. Benjamin turned 7 months just under 2 weeks ago and this month I feel he’s really advanced in his development.  Moving  No longer content with staying in one place, Benjamin now rolls everywhere. Ok, it’s not quite crawling, but he gets where...

Mummy Mondays – Baby-Led Weaning with Nuby UK

We had been planning on baby led weaning Benjamin at 6 months, even before he was born. I had gone down the more traditional route with the older two and started them on purees at around 4 months, but this time round I wanted to give baby led weaning a shot.  To prepare I read lots of other blogs on the subject, I bought myself the baby led weaning cookbook...

Mummy Mondays – Benjamin’s 6 Month Update 

How has half a year gone by since I was induced and Benjamin came into the world just a few hours later? It seems absolutely crazy how fast time has gone by but at the same time I can’t imagine life without Benjamin in it.  As Benjamin turns 6 months, his development is coming on brilliantly, it seems he’s changing everyday and I’m so proud of my littlest little man! ...