It is an age-old question that all parents seem to be desperate to find the answer to. How do I get my baby to sleep at night? I have lost count on how many times this same subject has crept into our many conversations with other parents. Everybody wants a good nights sleep. We have had our fair share of sleepless nights however we have rarely had trouble putting him to bed. As soon as he knows that it is bedtime he complies and a lot of the time he is the one telling us when he wants to go.
t all started when we were running behind schedule. We were to drive down to Edinburgh for one of our friends daughters birthday party and as usual we were running late. As I scampered around the house trying to get everything together, I felt the stress rising. I needed to get Gabriel dressed and fed, pack his and my own bag, get my self ready, wash my hair and do my make up. SIGH!
have never been good at blow drying my hair. Whenever I tried to replicate the sleek look my hair stylist had done it always turned into a frizzy afro disaster. So I relied on my hair straighter. However the constant high temperature for long periods of time on my hair everyday was wreaking havoc on my locks, and the time it took to tame every strand was exhausting. So mum bun or the dreaded ponytail became my go to look.
When you first have a child it is human nature to put their needs above all else. I remember feeling like there was nothing more important than my baby. He needed feeding, I would feed on demand. He needed cuddling and comforting, I would drop everything and make sure he knew I was there. However now that he is older his needs are more complex.
n order to get healthier my husband and I have decided to incorporate more vegetarian dishes in to our weekly meals. With more and more research suggesting that our overly meaty western diets are to blame for a lot of health problems we thought it no harm to try a few veggie meals.
The day Gabriel was born was the best day of my life, but so was the day I married my partner, lover and friend. Nothing prepared me for how emotional and fulfilling this day was going to be. A day of pure happiness, joy and love, that I wish I could relive again and again.
As I browse around a lot of the parenting websites that I often frequent. The term ‘Helicopter Parenting’ has come up quite a lot. At first I thought the term was quite funny and more tongue in cheek about parents who can sometimes be a bit paranoid when it comes to their little darlings. However I quickly learnt that there was a lot more to it than that.
I first heard of the Power Peel back in 2014. I had just moved to Aberdeen from Paris and my skin was looking awful. It was dull and blotchy and I had dark pigmentation spots all around my chin area. I wanted smooth even toned skin which is hard to get when you are acne-proned and dark-skinned like me.
I realised quickly that my coping mechanism wasn’t working and that I was heading down a similar path to my dad. Knock on effect. What was I going to do? I had already been taken to see counsellor after counsellor. I had already gone down the medication route and I didn’t want to continue the way I was going. So my only option left was for me to take control of my own life.
The Fashion choices now a days for children is amazing. I can go absolutely crazy when I am shopping and I always seem to end up buying more clothes for Gabriel than for myself.
This is one of the outfits he was rocking this week. For the last 4 months he has been wearing the same pair of sneaker shoes with every outfit. So I thought it was time to work on his shoe collection and that is when I got hold of these gorgeous little baby brogues!
I have always been a huge fan of Disney. So it should come as no surprise to me that at 30 years old I still choose to watch disney films in my spare time. I am not ashamed to admit it. I love a fairytale. So lucky for me, I got engaged in the most fairytale hotel on the planet, and I don’t think any othe