How to eat more fruit and veg

Did you see my post last week? We tried an experiment, to see if we could eat ten portions of fruit and veg a day. (If you missed it, you can catch up here.) What did you think? If you are like most people, me included, ten portions might have sounded like a totally...

Our 10-a-day experiment

It’s not exactly news that fruit and vegetables are good for you, and back in the spring some research was published saying that rather than five portions a day, we should be aiming for ten. Which is a lot for most people! So is it actually possible for a busy...

Our Day – Alison

Today we have Alison, sharing her day with the gorgeous Jessica. Alison works from home and lives with her husband and 18 month old. Each weekday starts the same for us – at 6am our alarm clock goes off to remind hubby to get up for work, he gets up and ready...

Our Day – Suzanne

The next instalment in my new series is here, featuring the lovely Suzanne. She’s Mummy to two beautiful boys Celfyn (two) and Ellis (6 months), wife to Gareth and Director of Cloud46 Ltd and Pink Diamonds Office Support. Suzanne works part-time, from home. This...

When your friend has a baby

There is a lot of advice out there telling you what to do when your friend has a new baby. There are memes, infographics and blog posts all devoted to the topic. They pretty much all say the same thing – stay away, keep your visit short, give the family space,...

Can I breastfeed if I’m ill?

Breastfeeding mums often ask me what will happen if they get ill, might breastmilk make the baby poorly? Would it be “good enough” if mum is run down? Would breastfeeding slow mum’s recovery? The short answer is that for the majority of people, it is...

Ten Essential Baby Buys

If you are expecting your first baby it can be very difficult to know what you need to buy, and what you don’t! Here are the ten things I think you really do need.   Don’t forget that there is nothing wrong with second hand items, provided you check for...

Will formula help my baby sleep?

If you are the breastfeeding mum of a baby who wakes at night it won’t be long before someone suggests that switching to formula, or formula at bedtime, would help. Unfortunately many mums who enjoyed breastfeeding do stop in the hope of improved sleep, but...