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Gaining confidence and making the most of the winter sun

AFTER nearly six months I feel like I’m finally getting into the swing of getting out of the house with two little people – and even being spontaneous. For a while I only went places with both Santi and Ezra if Stew was with us or if we were meeting friends so I wasn’t alone. Read More

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Changing our baby’s name after he was registered

CHOOSING your baby’s name is a huge deal, but what happens if you choose the wrong one? Apparently, one in five mothers regret the name they gave their child, and six per cent feel so strongly about it that they actually go on to change their baby’s name after they are registered. Confession time: we are Read More

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Meeting Father Christmas at Hamleys Cardiff

I’M not usually one for getting into the Christmas spirit before December, but this weekend we had an offer that made us dig out the festive jumpers a week early – we were invited to meet Father Christmas at Hamleys in Cardiff. The store was launching its Father Christmas experience, so we took Santi and Ezra along Read More

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What the Boys Wore: Rocking with Rock It Tots

Hello … and welcome back to another edition of What the Boys Wore! I can’t believe how quickly Friday comes around each week … and how on earth are we in September already?! I’m kind of cheating with this week’s post as these are actually outfits Santi and Ezra woe a little while back, but Read More

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What the boys wore: Twinning in Little Bird by Jools

I haven’t done a style post in what feels like forever … Lots of reasons really, Stew being mostly in charge of dressing Santi while I was still at work, having so much to do after Ezra was born that no matching clothes seemed to come out of the wash at the same time, and Read More

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Three weeks in: Ninjas, nits and a newborn

WHEN picturing your life after having a baby you might imagine cosy evenings all snuggled up on the settee watching Disney films. What you don’t expect is to be watching your husband apply nit lotion to your toddler at 7.30am on a Friday while watching Bing get indignant about something ridiculous yet again. But that’s Read More

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Newborn baby essentials: Perfect Prep, Baby Bjorn and Cosydream

HAVING a baby opens up a whole new world of “must-have” gadgets for feeding, sleeping and generally making your life easier. I was sucked into buying a fair few of them for Santi (mainly out of desperation after sleepless nights) – some worked, others didn’t, and some we barely used. thought I’d share my recommendations Read More

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Little things make a big difference

IT’S 1.59am and I’m up with Ezra. Thankfully it’s the first time he’s woken tonight so I’ve had a decent stretch of sleep compared with the past few nights. Stew, on the other hand, isn’t in bed and hasn’t been all night. He stayed up with Ezra so I could get some all-important sleep, and Read More

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Our post-birth story: 24 hours in hospital and a long wait to go home

THERE’S no feeling that can compare to the first 24 hours after giving birth. Exhaustion, excitement, sheer terror of being responsible for a tiny little helpless person – you go through it all. I felt complete disbelief as I looked down at baby … and a bit guilty that his chubby cheeks were the result Read More

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Our bank holiday weekend: Birthday parties, building and no baby!

THIS weekend has had a bit of an odd feeling about it, like we’ve known it’s the last of its kind. A bit like the end of term or leaving a job – you know there’s a change coming, and you want to cling on to the present for just a little bit longer. We Read More