Category: little ones

Leaving little one: a mum’s separation anxiety

Leaving little one: a mum’s separation anxiety

My beautiful little girl is 19 months old, I can’t believe how quickly that time has flown by and yet at the same time it feels as though she has been part of the family for a lifetime.  This week has been a week of […]

Baby Beach Essentials

Baby Beach Essentials

Whether you live by the sea or are simply dreaming of a summer holiday, any parent can tell you that going to the beach with kids  can require a lot of forward planning! Here in Calabria I spend most days on the beach as it […]

Baby Yoga with a View

Baby Yoga with a View

Bringing up a baby is difficult. More so perhaps in Calabria because of the lack of support for new mums. While my friends in England wax lyrical about NCT groups, sensory play and baby music, here in Southern Italy there is nothing of the sort. Whereas young mothers in England cling to each other to understand what they’re doing right or wrong, in Italy family serves that purpose but it sadly means that new mums can end up feeling slightly isolated and dare I say it bored. When a friend of mine told me she was organising a baby yoga course I, understandably, jumped for joy. (more…)

More free nursery printables

More free nursery printables

My little one is growing fast, nothing seems to fit her anymore and so, that means just one thing,  it’s time to change up her nursery art.  If you are looking for some inspiration, look no further than this beautiful collection of free nursery printables […]

The little things

The little things

I imagined motherhood to be pretty similar to how it is in yoghurt adverts.  A gorgeous well-manicured, fashionably dressed, perfect-haired, youthful looking mum (which would obviously be me) scooping up smiling, adoring children as they migrate from room to room in their scandinavian-styled spotless house. […]

7 things noone tells you about becoming a parent

7 things noone tells you about becoming a parent

Becoming a parent is the most unequivocal life-changing event that most of us will ever encounter.  Our bodies were designed to be pregnant for 9 months for a reason; to give us time to get to grips with what is about to happen and to make sure that we can get as much sleep as we possibly can before the big event. But no amount of parenting books or ante-natal classes can ever really prepare us for what’s about to come literally kicking and screaming into our lives.  So what can we expect? (more…)