A Luxury Summer Holiday in Spain

January is always such an odd month isn’t it? Everyone just seems so low. I think it is because the excitement of Christmas has long faded, the weather is horrid and then there is the reality of the Christmas credit card statement landing on the doormat! It seems a lot…

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Shared Parental Leave

Big news in our household. Well it is old news to our friends and family, we just haven’t made it fully public online. W is taking the plunge and is taking shared parental leave {I am calling it SPL from now on}. So yes, the picture above, will be common…

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New Mummy Money Matters: How To Save After Baby

Becoming a parent is so beautifully rewarding in so many ways, but perhaps not so much financially. Whether it’s the loss of pay on maternity leave or the cost of bringing up your baby, I have found that most new mums {including those in my ACF} find themselves wanting to…

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Life With Bump: The Four Month Update

The four month update. If you read my last update in the ‘Life with Bump‘ series {click here to read it, if you haven’t}, you will know this is the first of my monthly updates. Having moved from fortnightly to monthly updates, it now seems like ages since I wrote…

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Breastfeeding: My Thoughts & My Journey

  I promised in the twelve week update of Life with Bump that I would write about my breastfeeding journey and tell you my thoughts on the subject. I managed to find an hour or two to draft a post when we were on our break in France a couple of…

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Battling Nappy Rash

Nappy rash. It is horrible isn’t it. Bump being a boy, I have been aware that he may get a rash around his testicles or willy. Not having a willy I am probably over-cautious! Both sides of the family have a history with skin conditions. On my side we have…

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#Waveoflight – Dealing with a miscarriage

A couple of weeks ago was baby loss awareness week. It culminated with the Wave of Light evening on Sunday 15 October at 7pm. Both events were something I had never heard of until last year when I suffered a miscarriage. W and I lit a candle on the Sunday…

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