Toys from a distant (but not forgotten) past

A few weeks ago my mum cleaned out the shed. I don’t know if this will resonate with you, but our shed represents an insane amount of my family’s left over gear. Things like uniforms, yearbooks, kids toys, sports ribbons and medals, diaries (eeek!) and so on. The thing I want to talk about is the toys. I mean, wow. There were some ridiculous toys in that shed! Mum had decided to donate anything we no longer wanted, which was pretty much...

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15 things I’ve learned so far

So it’s been three weeks since baby Elka arrived in our world and so far I’ve discovered quite a few new things! Here are 15 of those things…. Sometimes there’s just one too many press studs. Broken sleep is pretty much equivalent to quite a few back-to-back long haul flights. Except worse. Never say, ‘Yes, our baby’s sleeping quite well.’ This will place a significant jinx on your baby’s sleeping habits. This will result in...

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Hospital Bag Essentials

There is really nothing you need more after labour than a bit of comfort (well, besides a bottle of gin). So I’ve made a list of things that I think are absolute essentials for your hospital bag. Toiletries: Hydrogel Breast Discs (Rite Aid). Keep these in the fridge to soothe your breasts after breastfeeding. Lansinoh cream. Brilliant! You don’t have to wash it off before breastfeeding either. Get a BIG tube of this to help with sore nipples,...

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