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The Best Advice For First Time Mums

First time mum advice

One of my oldest friends is having her first baby.  So naturally I found myself compelled to tell her EVERYTHING. Then I remembered being pregnant for the first time ... Oh shit. Advice overload! When you become pregnant with your first baby, suddenly people (even people who don't know you very well) feel the need … Continue reading The Best Advice For First Time Mums

Why working mums work just as hard.

Working mums work harder

So yeah, the Bake and Baby blog was supposed to be no more, but I have way to many opinions on parenting to fit into the odd Tweet! So fuck the online trolls I'm back. Reading a piece for Fabulous online today I had a proper 'hold my beer' moment. Read it Here I re-read … Continue reading Why working mums work just as hard.

Top 10 things you spend far too much time doing now you are a parent …

Living your best life are you Gloria? I see you there on social media, carefully editing your life to make everyone believe you are loving every minute.  There are definitely more good times than bad in parenting. But the really good times can be fleeting. Where does all your time go?? Whilst picking dried on … Continue reading Top 10 things you spend far too much time doing now you are a parent …

Why I am NOT ‘cherishing every moment’.

I just read another post on one of those mum groups on Facebook, you know the ones that post stuff like 'How I can be a great mother and a brilliant wife' 'Why I am breaking the mold to be a stay at home mum' 'How I annoy the crap out of everyone I meet … Continue reading Why I am NOT ‘cherishing every moment’.

Mediterranean Burger followed by Rollo Cheesecake recipe

Rollo

The perfect meal.  We all crave it. Well these recipes are guaranteed to put a smile on any face and are brilliant for a family dinner - even great for a dinner party as they can be made in advance!   I came about the idea for a mediterranean burger when I had lot of … Continue reading Mediterranean Burger followed by Rollo Cheesecake recipe

What it feels like when your baby doesn’t want to be your baby.

My darling second born. A beautiful girl who I had been so excited for. With her brother, I had so many afternoons spent lying on the couch with him. Just watching him and cuddling him. Baby girl did not like to be held. She screamed blue murder for the first month of her life and … Continue reading What it feels like when your baby doesn’t want to be your baby.

New Lanark World Heritage Site Review

New Lanark World Heritage Site is such a hidden treasure in Scotland. Walking down to the village felt like stepping back in time. We spent a snowy Easter Monday there, travelling with two children aged 2 and 4. I enjoyed it so much that I spent the whole way home reading up more about the … Continue reading New Lanark World Heritage Site Review

The problems of the modern mother.

  These days it's no longer deemed acceptable to be a 'kept woman', stay at home mums seem like an endangered species. We all strive to be independant working mums. But is being a modern wife and mother all it's cacked up to be? I'm not so sure. When you think about having children I … Continue reading The problems of the modern mother.

Stuff not to do when you are extremely tired.

Some decisions are definitely better made when you are well rested and have a better chance that your thought process is in working order. I have been known to do some crazy shit when I've been tired, bet you have too. These are the mistakes we commonly make. 1. That it would be great to … Continue reading Stuff not to do when you are extremely tired.

Do we need to scrap the word ‘feminism’?

When someone asks me if I'm a feminist it should be a an easy answer, but I find that it's not. How many of you would hold your hands up to being a feminist today? Defined as being 'for social, political and economic equality' according to Google, then it's a no-brainer that I am indeed … Continue reading Do we need to scrap the word ‘feminism’?