The week that was

This week has been a fun one with a tiny hint of stress. In family life we’ve done loads of nice things and bought some new toys for George. In my life, I’ve had a complete crash of confidence in going back to work. But, having talked to a few people, I’m feeling a lot…

Baby classes in south Manchester

Whether you are a first time parent or you have older children but are looking for new baby classes, there is plenty of choice in south Manchester. Swimming, signing, massage, reading, messy play, dancing, sensory – the list is endless. I have been doing baby classes since George was four weeks old – not all…

The week that was

This week has been a short one as we’ve been cooped up for half of it with illness. But, we’re feeling better now and looking back at the highlights. Here’s our snapshot. New Hartbeeps term – we started back at Hartbeeps South Manchester on Monday afternoon, kicking off with Easter fancy dress. George was given…

Back to work

Two months today, I’ll be heading back to work. Back to the office and back to the life I used to have before becoming a parent. The first month of maternity leave was awful. I finished work two weeks before I was due and George ended up being two weeks late so I had a…

Taking care of you

Babies are amazing. They are cuddly, smiley, smell amazing, love to play, give you unconditional love and eventually turn into fully grown people that are part of your family. Getting them here though takes quite a bit of work and can take its toll on your body. The first trimester was a constant battle of…

Becoming a mummy

Five months ago today, I became a mummy. My husband and I welcomed our son, George into the world at 7.37am after four days in hospital. In what is a pretty small amount of time, I seem to have learned a hell of a lot from listening to healthcare professionals, reading endless amounts of articles…