It’s no secret if you follow us on Instagram that we’ve been having a little bit of trouble getting Violetta down to sleep recently! With the arrival of the heatwave came the demise of her incredible bedtime routine. My calm, easygoing girl who was being popped in her cot awake and seeing herself off to … Continue reading A Big Bed for a Little Girl
It's the summer holidays! Shout it from the roof tops!! This is my first real summer holiday with a little toddler in tow (last year I worked throughout - and while I plan to work a fair amount this summer I will be limiting it to 2/3 days a week and giving my little one … Continue reading It’s the Summer Holidays!
We started taking Little V to swimming lessons when she was 12 weeks old. We found a wonderful little swimming school called Turtle Tots, which ran classes in a local hotel's swimming pool. It was such a lovely introduction to the water; building up our confidence and hers, understanding good ways to play in the … Continue reading My Little Water Baby
A couple of weeks ago we were in Italy on holiday and one evening, while in the apartment earlier than everyone else thanks to a sleeping baby, I started browsing Facebook. Scrolling through a lot of noise, my attention was drawn to a post from The Baby Show (who I have been following since falling … Continue reading The Baby Show – Photoshoot
Violetta is now 16 months and travelling with her now is a whole new ball game! Her Papa's extended family live in a rural town near Rome in Italy and it was finally time to take our little lady our there to visit everybody. Before we left I decided it would be best to pack … Continue reading Travelling with a Toddler
What do you do when you know you have it in you to do great things, affect people's lives in a positive way through your work and build a successful company that can grow as you do, but you can't work out how to find the hours in the day to do it? If you … Continue reading The Quest for the Perfect Work/Life Balance
Since her first birthday, Little V has decided that sleeping at night is totally overrated. She's never been an amazing sleeper, but I've never complained about having to get up two or three times a night to resettle her for another 4-6 hour stint. It's always been a case of a cheeky little feed and … Continue reading No Sleep for Mummy!
The Story of the Birth of Little V. To begin with let me give you a little bit of context. I had a very unusual pregnancy. Due to a catalogue of pre-existing autoimmune conditions, I was placed under the high risk team at St Thomas’s Hospital in London. Early on in the pregnancy I became … Continue reading My Birth Story
It is really important to me that Little V gets lots of fruit and vegetables in her diet. Every couple of weeks, on a Sunday, I make up some 'soffritto' bags and freeze them, ready to use as a base for lots of her dinners. They couldn't be easier (and you can mix and match … Continue reading Prepping Ahead
This morning I was super tired when Little V woke up, and decided we'd have a little snuggle in bed and watch a show. The first children's programme I got to was Channel 5's Milkshake and the show currently playing was Peppa Pig. We've never watched it before but I've been aware of all the … Continue reading What is the deal with Peppa Pig?