Self Care ….. do you do it? We all buy candles, light them and carry on with our evening, making dinner, changing nappies and shooshing the kids to sleep…..but do you ever just stop! Take 5, 10 minutes to yourself ? Just you? Close the door, run the bath (for yourself) and just light that favourite … Continue Reading

I was sat in the doctors waiting room the other day and it occurred to me that I was feeling calm and relaxed. Something I would have not felt before baby. I would have been sat worrying about and second guessing what the doctor would say. Like many people, I’ve battled with a mild undercurrent … Continue Reading

I love friendships. I love the concept of it and the actuality of it. Friendships have broken my heart worse than a man ever has. I’ve had some for over 3 decades and some for less than a year. I’ve also proudly been a friend to people of about 40 different nationalities (maybe more). But … Continue Reading

My name is Mandy and I grew up in the beautiful Cheshire countryside with my mother father, sister and yes believe it or not a pet rabbit. It was my father that spent hours teaching me about perspective, drawing techniques & most importantly to not fear a blank piece of paper. I studied illustration in … Continue Reading

I recently read an article which introduced me to Mummys Bubble! Their products inspired me to write about Oral Sensory Processing. I was honoured when they agreed to post it on their blog! Oral Sensory Processing is really interesting… it’s about so much more than babies just putting stuff in their mouth to explore! When babies are born, … Continue Reading

Ask any parent of young kids what they remember most about that first year bringing up baby, and you can probably bet after sleep deprivation that teething is a hot topic of conversation. And oh yes, last week shortly after hitting the 6 month mark, baby L was sporting that all too familiar rosy, looks-like-it’s-possibly-been-painted-on-by-his-older-brother … Continue Reading