Review: The dreaded cold and what can help

The boy’s had numerous colds since it .. got cold. Just like most babies I guess. Of course as a new mother I had no idea what to do about it, which led to lots of secondary issues: no sleeping as his nose was blocked, grumpy (most of the time), dehydrated, horrid coughs … the list goes on. Continue reading

Advice from Safer Internet Day


As some of you will know from my earlier post, today was Safer Internet Day (#SID2014 for you hashtagers), organised by Insafe in February of each year to promote safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones, especially amongst children and young people across the world.

Some of the content and advice for parents was really useful, as well as upsetting. But this is the stuff we really need to know and I fear many parents just aren’t aware of the risks. So I’ve picked some of the best content shared on the day in the hope that it might help with your own knowledge:

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Safer Internet Day #SID2014 – Get Involved

Safer Internet Day 2014 #SID2014

Quick post to make sure all you parents out there are aware of Safer Internet Day today, a fantastic initiative that will be sharing information on how to keep the Internet safer for our kids. There is a live stream here and more about it here. If you’re on Twitter, follow #SID2014 for some great insight.


Review: Britax Eclipse Billy Car Seat


The time has come to move the boy into a big boy car seat. I was dreading this as I’ve read so much about car safety that it’s made me a nervous wreck. I left him in the Maxi Cosi rear facing baby seat for as long as I could, but you could tell he wasn’t very comfortable anymore. So I bit the bullet.

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100 Happy Days


Following on from my goals post (see what I did there?) this fits in rather snugly with my ‘be happy’ goal for 2014.

I stumbled on this initiative over on Facebook as one of my friends is doing it and I loved it! 100 Happy Days is a basic idea … every day submit a picture of what made you happy and tag it with #100happydays.  It can be anything from a meet-up with a friend to a  tasty cake in the nearby coffee place, from a feeling of being at home after a hard day to a favor you did to a stranger. And I’ve taken up the challenge. Continue reading