Motherhood is tough, incredibly tough and we often need things along the way that are going to make our life easier. Maybe it's just me but I find so much of my days sometimes are spent prepping for things; I wash and sterilise bottles to prep them for my sons milk, I get clothes out, swapping and changing ideas to prep my sons outfits for the next day, I am constantly cooking, steaming and blending to prep their meals for the week. Motherhood is a lot of prepping. Perhaps because I like to be organised and prepared and that's why baby food pouches will always be incredibly useful to us a family. They make life easier and as parents I think we all need a little bit of the easy life every now and again, don't you? Pouches are a go-to for on the go.


Mothers day is less than a week away, and as a parent blogger I couldn't miss the occasion without featuring a gift guide. I definitely think Mothers day shouldn't just be about mothers, it should be a day spent celebrating all the women in your family - as we know not everyone is lucky enough to still have their mothers with them, I have the exact same feeling towards fathers day also. I do really enjoy the build up to mothers day, especially given I am now back at work so will spend a lot of this week making cards with children, listening to their favourite things about their mummies, it's all very sweet.


I'm a sucker for a good hair tool, I don't think you can have too many. Especially after I realised just before Christmas that my beloved GHD's were slowly breaking, and found myself abandoned with no alternative to tame the frizz, I realised it was quite vital to have options shall we say? Thankfully, Lee Stafford reached out to me and asked if I'd like to trial their cordless hair straighteners, which of course I bit there hand off to do so. I'd never used cordless hair straighteners before, in my younger days they'd always been way out of my budget though I'd lusted after them a lot, but at a bargain £49.99 on amazon at the minute - can you really go wrong with these?


One of the most enjoyable things to me that isn't directly with the boys, is styling and dressing them. I like them to look good but also be comfortable so it's something I'll admit I do put a lot of thought into. You wont see my grabbing something off the shelves just because it's cheap, because I think you can get reasonably priced clothes all over you just have to shop around. I don't like spending a crazy amount on baby bits, as they're usually only in them for three months at tops. However when they reach one you usually get a year or half depending on the seasons, worth of wear out of their bits which makes me a bit happier to spend that little more on their clothing. Anyway, today I'm talking about my favourite stores and why for Patrick.


Today I'm sharing six tips that I wish I had known when I started blogging. The blogging world has changed a lot in the last four years, but I feel if I had known some of these tips then life could have been a lot easier over that time. Blogging is constantly evolving,  I'm still learning vast amounts each day and I thought if I could write down some tips that I thought would have been invaluable to me over the course of my time with a blog then it might be helpful to someone else. Of course these are all circumstantial to me and other people will have different views and opinions.