My take on the joys and difficulties of being a parent, here I am not pretending to know it all… at all just trying to figure it out like every other parent on the planet and have some fun doing it. :)

Ambulance, Dr, ER, Paed and then a plastic surgeon in theatre- parenting toddlers

This title may sound a little dramatic – because well this mama is a little dramatic. But so was my last week. Daniel took a really bad fall last week Monday. Getting that call was possibly the most trauma my heart has felt in a really long time. The paramedics are on the way. My son is 14 months old. Ambulance? Paramedics? Already I was picturing the worst possible outcome. Parenting toddlers is so tough. Now I’ve read all about Maz’s experiences with “What no-one tells you about having a baby boy” – but honestly I didn’t expect them to be true to this extent.

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Poonami’s, leaking nappies and why! Finding the correct fit

In my 14 months of motherhood, I would like to say that I have learnt a thing or two about nappies. Which brands suit our toddler the best, how to actually put a nappy on properly, and when is the right time to change nappy sizes. Or how to know what was the correct fit.ย Unfortunately I wasn’t completely in the loop until recently. Where we had poonami’s – (for those of you lucky enough to not know what this means the name says it all), an irritated skin (he has a very sensitive skin already eczema prone and all), and a very unhappy baby and mommy. I could not understand. I quickly changed brands and had the same results, if not worse. (more…)

Oh so heavenly – Baby Farm Fresh Review

Daniel has an incredibly sensitive skin. When he was just 10 weeks old he was diagnosed with eczema and ever since we have had to be really, really careful with the products we chose to use on him. I’m talking everything from nappies, clothes and obviously skin care. This often means choosing the unpopular items and sometimes the more expensive ones. When Oh so Heavenly released their new Baby Farm Fresh range for sensitive skin I was really keen to try it on Daniel’s skin. Also really nervous of course. (more…)

The day my daughter got to drive in an ambulance – Under 13’s in the front seat

Writing down this title, gives me shivers down my spine as I force myself to think back to the morning I got that call. I was on maternity leave with Daniel who was only 4 weeks old at the time. Ian and Emilie had just left home for school, work trip. Emilie was buckled in the front seat. I got the call about 30 minutes after they left. Thinking they had forgotten something I answered pretty upbeat. I could tell when I answered thatย Ian was disoriented and upset, and that there was a huge commotion happening around him.ย  (more…)

How to enjoy the birthday party almost as much as your toddler…

I have been to quite a few toddler birthdays lately, obviously with DJ entering toddler-hood it comes with the territory. Apart from worrying about the gift, the party usually gives me a bit of anxiety. I mean mostly I don’t know all the moms, and the more pertinent matter of my very very busy toddler. Who will most probably be indulging in more sugary foods than he usually has in a week in an hour.