Category: Family

German vs British: Our honest experience so far

German vs British: Our honest experience so far

It’s been six months since we were last here in Germany and just over two weeks since we came back. In the time since we’ve been back, the cultural differences between Germany and the UK have hit me all …

Life update: Moving to Germany

Life update: Moving to Germany

It’s been a busy couple of weeks for us. A busy three months really but the last couple of weeks had us exhausted. That’s the way of change, I suppose. Especially the kind of change that involves moving house from …

The In-Law Christmas Gift Guide

The In-Law Christmas Gift Guide

I tend to overthink things in an effort to make sure I'm getting something that the person definitely needs or will absolutely appreciate. While these are the right aims, sometimes letting go and hoping they know it's the thought that counts is what really matters. Christmas is the time of year that I need to remind myself of that the most.
9 Things I wish I knew before baby (Number 3 is key!)

9 Things I wish I knew before baby (Number 3 is key!)

Heard the saying “experience is the best teacher”? It was never truer for me than when I had my baby. From the very first day she was born, a ton of things I’d like to have known and/or believed before …

13 First time mum tips and hacks for sanity

13 First time mum tips and hacks for sanity

First time mum tips and hacks for sanity in the first three to six months especially

I’ve written previously about some of the things that can put a mother down aka drive her crazy! I know I’m not alone in …

Grandparents Day

Grandparents Day

I did not spend as much time with either of my grandmothers as my siblings did. I’m sure that’s why thinking of Grandparents Day makes me consider my parents’ relationships with my nieces and nephews and my own daughter rather …

For husbands: That’s life. Deal with it.

For husbands: That’s life. Deal with it.

That’s life, deal with it. There’s nothing more emotionally draining and dissatisfying for me than to hear the words “That’s life. Deal with it.” Especially when they’re coming from the person you’ve decided to “do life” with.
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Vital things for discussion before baby arrives- Part 2

Vital things for discussion before baby arrives- Part 2

Based on these and the questions from Part 1, the general topics that seem to arise surround stress management, childhood experiences and handling interactions with extended family/in-laws.
How to prepare for baby’s cake smash photography

How to prepare for baby’s cake smash photography

Around thoughts of weaning, my baby's turned 1 and I knew I'd want to mark that somehow. Preparing for the perfect cake smash photography session is no easy job. I'd been on the hunt for the perfect photographer for

The promises I pray around my child

The promises I pray around my child

This list of promises I pray around my child is bound to grow with time!

I love praying for my daughter. Especially in those quiet moments when she’s asleep, it’s sweet to look at her and envision how bright her …

Marriage & newborns: Keeping the spark alive

Marriage & newborns: Keeping the spark alive

I feel obligated to say as well that if you were like I was before I had a baby, don't think you need to do a total 180 on your idealism. You might end up with a baby who never cries, is happy to be in anyone's arms, will happily drink from a bottle as well as your boob even though they're exclusively breast milk-fed and loves their sleep.
[Guest Post] The New Mummy Experience

[Guest Post] The New Mummy Experience

I waited till I was 5 months before sharing. For one, I wanted to make sure I made it through my first trimester before breaking the news, which doctors suggest.
Baby temperaments: Is your baby perfect?

Baby temperaments: Is your baby perfect?

Those are types of things I heard in the first few months after I gave birth that made me think really hard about what I might have been doing wrong. I never once considered the possibility that my child would be any but calm and peaceful.
How to have a happy baby – according to science

How to have a happy baby – according to science

I do believe there's a nurture vs nature issue here because as they grow older, babies are able to learn how to manage their emotions better and that could lead to them having more balanced emotions. According to research, though, it all starts during pregnancy.
The millennials’ conflict: Marriage, motherhood & careers

The millennials’ conflict: Marriage, motherhood & careers

We want it all. In fact, some of us are encouraged to go for it all. Why not aim high? Aim for the husband, the babies and the top position in that company and all before you're 35. There are women out there doing it. Why can't you?
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