Update


Sorry you haven’t heard from me in a while, we’ve been away on holiday and we only got back home the other day. Whilst away, I didn’t really want to spend a lot of time on my phone, Kory kept me way too busy to write anything anyway and since being home, I’ve just been really busy, sorting and catching up with the washing, that sorta stuff.

(Boring!)

but I’m back now. Back to reality!

We had a fantastic first family holiday, we made a lot of memories and we had a great time.

Going on holiday with a 1 year old wasn’t always easy but I knew it wasn’t going to be. I wasn’t expecting to lie on a sun lounger all day with a drink in my hand when I have a toddler to run around after but it was totally worth it. Kory touched the hearts of many during our time in Greece and I got a lot of enjoyment exploring the island of Crete with him, just watching him see new sights and learn new things.

I say this all the time but he really does make me so proud. I’m not gonna lie, there was times when I felt like I could’ve pulled my own hair out, like on the plane back home when he woke during flight and just wouldn’t. Stop. Crying. But there was also times when I was watching him play with his bucket and spade on the beach and I still couldn’t believe that he’s all mine.

If you are thinking of taking your child on holiday, I have this to say…

DO IT!

Taking Kory on holiday has been one of the most rewarding things I’ve ever done and I also feel like it has brought us closer together as a family. We really needed that time together, just enjoying each other’s company. No stresses, no social media, no phones, just us.

Would I travel with a child again? Absolutely! I’m already looking at booking our next holiday!

Well, that’s all from me for now. I just thought I’d give you guys an update and explain my absence.

Here’s some pictures from our holiday 🙂

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I realised something today 


I realised the house work can wait. 

Everything can wait.

I’ve always liked to keep a nice, clean and tidy house. In fact, I like to keep everything in my life neat and organised.  I’m known for being quite a particular person.

When I was pregnant, people would always tell me ‘you’ll have to get used to mess when the baby arrives’ but that wasn’t the case for me. After Kory was born, I still managed to keep on top of the house work and keep my home looking nice. It’s only been recently since Kory has dropped his naps during the day and has started sleeping only at bedtime that finding the time to do the house work has proven difficult. Finding the time to do anything has proven difficult.

And at times frustrating.

But you know what? It can all wait.

I don’t want to lose my patience with Kory because there are dishes in the sink or because I haven’t managed to hoover yet. It was much easier to keep up with the house work when Kory was a baby because he slept a lot more but now that he’s 1, he doesn’t sleep much at all, he’s always on the go and just wants to play and I’m fine with that.

His first year has already gone by so fast and I want to treasure my time with him. He isn’t going to be my little boy forever and one day when he’s grown up and doesn’t want to play with his mum anymore, I’ll feel sad and have all the time in the world to tidy the house.

When Kory looks back on his childhood, I don’t want him to remember a mum that never had the time for him, a mum that would always brush him off because she prided herself more on what her house looked like. I want him to remember a mum that made him laugh and smile.

I want him to remember all the mess we made and all the fun we had making it together. 

Little dish Review


Little dish are a UK based company who specialise in nutritious meals for little ones aged 12 months plus. Little dish work with the best suppliers and only use 100% natural ingredients in all of their products, never adding salt, sugar or preservatives. Each and every one of their products are fresh, healthy and packed full of goodness.

I’d heard lots of positive things about Little dish so I got in touch with them and asked if I could try and test some of their tasty meals with my little one.

I was so happy when they said they would send me a package in the post filled with Little dish goods!

Here’s what we recieved:


1 x Little dish baked beans

1 x Little dish macaroni cheese

1 x Little dish spaghetti hoops

1 x Little dish tomato soup


2 x mild korma cooking sauce


1 x Little dish bib 


1 x Little dish wooden spoon

I had never tried the Little dish meals before but after trying them with Kory we are both now big fans of the Little dish range!

Kory especially liked the Little dish Macaroni cheese, it was so creamy and full of flavour. The Little dish mild korma cooking sauce was great as I’d never thought to try Kory with curry as the sauce we normally use at home isn’t mild enough for him but we served him up his own portion of curry using the Little dish mild korma cooking sauce and it was a hit! Mummy also had a taste of the Little dish tasty tomato soup and it was very yummy!

What?! 

it’s for big kids too!

You can find Little dish at Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury’s and most other leading supermarkets.

You can visit Little dish at: http://www.littledish.co.uk

Or via Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/littledishuk

Thank you Little dish for sending me some of your products to try with Kory. I will definitely be purchasing more in the future!

Please note, I recieved these products in exchange for an honest review. All views and opinions are my own.

I love being a boy mum!

When I found out I was pregnant, I was convinced I was having a girl. I am such a girly girl myself and just couldn’t picture myself with a son.

But now that Kory is here, let me tell you, I couldn’t be happier!

I was once the girl who couldn’t ever picture herself with a son and now I’m the girl who feels like she wouldn’t have a clue what to do with a daughter!

I love being a boy mum!

I love how fun Kory is. He is so silly and so funny. It’s just the two of us a lot of the time but we always have a blast together.

When I found out I was pregnant with a boy, I imagined him being a ‘typical’ boy. Rough, ready, likes to play in the dirt and always on the move and that’s exactly Kory! If he falls off the couch, he just gets back up and gets back to having fun. If he sees an opportunity to get dirty, you just know he’s gonna take it.

Kory makes me laugh. All. The. Time. He’s my best friend.

From what I’ve heard, boys love their mamas. I’m sure daughters love their mama’s too but I’ve heard boys are a lot more soft where as girls are a lot more independent. There is an extra special love between boys and their mums and let me tell you, I feel it. Kory always wants mummy cuddles, he stops what he’s doing just to come over and kiss me and he follows me wherever I go.

I love that he’s such a mummy’s boy.

I could go on and on all day about everything I love about being a mum to a boy but I’m guessing you can probably see why I love being a boy mum so much.

It’s the best. 

Child’s Farm review


Child’s Farm is a UK brand that supply a range of products, particularly bath time products especially for babies and children with sensitive and eczema prone skin.

I recently came across Child’s Farm on Instagram after hearing so many prositive reviews from other mums.

If you would like to check them out yourself, here is the link to their Instagram page:

http://www.instagram.com/childsfarm 

After a quick email to Child’s Farm, they kindly sent me some of their products to try with Kory and shortly after, we recieved this fantastic bundle of Child’s Farm products in the post!


1 x Nappy cream

2 x biodegradable baby wipes (1 x fragrance free and 1 x grapefruit and organic tea tree)

1 x shampoo (strawberry and organic mint)

1 x conditioner (strawberry and organic mint)

After hearing so many positive things about the Child’s Farm products, I was keen to try them out. So over the weekend I tried and tested them all with Kory and I have to say, I was very pleased.

The first thing I noticed about the products was their design. As you can see from the pictures, their design is very cute, quirky and child like. The second thing I noticed was the smell of the products, they smell simply delicious! The strawberry and organic mint shampoo and conditioner has to be my favourite scent of all.

Mums are okay to use this too, right?

Kory’s hair smelled so yummy and was left feeling so shiny and soft after using the Child’s Farm shampoo and conditioner.

Next up are the 2 packs of biodegradable wipes I recieved.

When using the wipes, straight away I noticed how mild and gentle they are on baby’s skin. One of the packs was unfragranced and contained aloe vera which is soothing and repairing on skin. The other pack was fragranced with natural grapefruit and contained organic tea tree making them smell divine.

And last but not least is the Child’s Farm Nappy cream.


Since trying the Child’s Farm Nappy cream, I now use it on Kory after every Nappy change. It gently moisturises and soothes the delicate, sensitive skin and any redness. It definitely helps to prevent any future Nappy rashes too.

Kory doesn’t suffer from eczema but what’s great about these products is that you know exactly what is in them. There is 98% naturally derived ingredients, organic essential oils, their products are free from parabens, SLS’s, mineral oils and artificial colourings. But as an infant, Kory still has sensitive skin that I want to take care of, I know I wouldn’t want to risk using anything that may cause irritation and my mind is put to ease knowing that I can safely use Child’s Farm products on my child’s gentle skin.

The Child’s Farm products can be found in stores such as Boots, Asda, LLoyds Pharmacy and Superdrug. Or you can just order their products directly from the Child’s Farm website.

Here is the link:

http://www.childsfarm.com/

The shampoo and conditioner mentioned above costs £3.99 each.

The fragranced wipes I used cost £2.49 to buy and the unfragranced wipes also cost £2.49.

Lastly, the Nappy cream costs £1.75.

I would just like to thank the people at Child’s Farm for sending me some samples to try and for creating such a fabulous range of products that are just perfect for taking care of my little man’s skin. I will certainly be buying more of the products from the Child’s Farm range in the future.


Please note, I recieved these products in exchange for an honest review. All views and opinions are my own.

Kory’s 1st birthday


Sorry this post is a little late, I’ve been super busy lately but I’m so excited to finally share with you some details and photos from Kory’s 1st birthday!

Kory turned 1 on the 8th of August. (sad and crazy!) I still can’t believe how fast that one year went by. It honestly doesn’t seem 2 minutes since he was my tiny newborn baby.


When planning Kory’s birthday, I knew I didn’t want to do something outrageous and over the top but I knew that I still wanted to do something fun for him and memorable for us. So, the weekend before his birthday, we threw a little birthday party for him at our house and on his actual birthday, me and his dad took him out for the day.

For the party, I decorated the house and garden with birthday banners and just put on a little buffet for everyone.

Make a wish, Kory!

The birthday cake! We bought the cake from Sainsbury’s. We opted for a safari themed cake as that has always sort of been Kory’s theme from being born, it matches his bedroom and he’s animal crazy! (Just like his mama!)

The buffet. There was salad, tuna pasta, different sandwiches, sausage rolls, pasties, cocktail sausages, crisps, sweets and cupcakes.


The party turned out perfectly and most importantly, Kory really enjoyed himself celebrating with our closest family and friends!

On his birthday, after opening all of his presents, me and his dad took him to The Trafford Centre where we took him to Clark’s, build-a-bear, the Disney store and to Pizza Hut.

As you can see, Kory recieved lots of gifts and was very spoilt by all of our family and friends.


Now that Kory is on the move, we took him to Clark’s to get his feet measured and purchased his first pair of shoes.


Then we headed to build-a-bear where Kory chose his own bear, stuffed him, dressed him and named him. Here he is!


We helped him to name the bear – Bertie Birthday Bear. (seemed appropriate) Kory had lots of fun making his new best friend and now he has the perfect keepsake too!

I hope you all enjoyed reading about Kory’s 1st birthday.

http://www.sainsburys.co.uk/

https://www.clarks.co.uk/

http://www.buildabear.co.uk/

I must be doing something right

I always doubt myself when it comes to parenting but I must be doing something right. Call me biased but I have raised the most kind, loving, caring and considerate little boy.

Kory is my greatest achievement and he makes me so proud.

Every day he makes me proud. Proud of the little person he is becoming.

But I’m also proud of myself.

I am a young first time mum with little experience raising and taking care of babies. I’m not good at many things in life but somehow I have managed to raise an incredible baby boy. Don’t get me wrong, he tantrums and rarely listens to me just like every other child but he also spots me across the room when he’s playing and randomly comes over just to hug and kiss me, he always shares his toys and always has a smile on his face.

These little things may not seem like much to some people but they are everything to me because as his mum, these are the things that I’ve taught him. The things that he must have learned from me.

People have judged me on the fact that I became a mum at 23 years old, they assumed that just because I’m ‘young’ that I must go out every weekend and leave my child to go partying like ‘all’ other young mums. Which couldn’t be further from the truth, partying has never been my scene, even before having children. I’m actually rather boring! And because I’m a first time mum, people assumed that I musn’t know what I’m doing and always seem to offer advice whenever they get the chance – even when it’s unhelpful.

I doubt myself all the time when it comes to anything that I do but when it comes to parenting, I’m proud to say I must be doing something right.

You are amazing


To the mum who has locked herself away because she needs just one minutes peace,

To the mum who feels so tired that all she wants is to go back to bed,

To the mum who is crying to herself because she shouted at her kids for something little and now feels guilty,

To the mum that doesn’t like what she sees when she looks in the mirror,

To the mum that feels like she just can’t deal with leaving the house right now,

To the mum that is ordering take out again because she just doesn’t have the energy to make dinner,

To the mum that feels like she’s lost her identity and is just ‘mum’ now,

You are amazing.

Motherhood is hard.

I mean really hard, probably harder than we could have ever imagined. 

Please don’t think that it’s just you who finds it hard, believe it or not – it’s hard for all of us, some of us just don’t speak about it.

It doesn’t matter that you lock yourself in the bathroom for some peace and quiet, it’s okay that you want to go back to bed because you’re just so god damn tired and it’s perfectly alright if you order take out for the 3rd time this week. What your kids see when they look at you is a mum who is trying her best, your kids look up to you and they think you are amazing.

That’s because you are.

You are amazing.

I’m back!


Sorry I’ve been a bit absent from my blog lately. I’ve been mad busy organising Kory’s 1st birthday.

How is it that in 1 short weeks time my baby will be turning 1 years old?!

I know everyone always says this but

WHERE HAS THE TIME GONE?!

I was always told that the first year of my baby’s life would go by so fast and I just sort of nodded and agreed but it honestly does! I don’t think I’m ready for my baby to turn 1 just yet!

It’s crazy that I feel like Kory has always been a part of my life, I can’t remember what I did with my time before he was here but yet at the same time, it feels to me like he was born just yesterday.

And who knew that planning a 1st birthday party took so much planning, prepping and organising! 

Well, I say party. It’s not a huge party, it’s more like a little tea party. Just a few close friends and family

but still!

I have to say, I’m glad his next birthday isn’t until next year!

Buying presents, decorations, food, invitations, cake and then wrapping the presents, writing and sending the invitations, choosing the perfect cake and on the day I’ve still yet to prep the food, place the decorations and clean the house from top to bottom all whilst running round after an excited 1 year old!

As excited as I am to celebrate Kory’s 1st birthday with him, planning his birthday party hasn’t been the easiest thing I’ve done!

So anyway, that’s what I’ve been up to but now I’m back and I won’t be leaving it as long next time.

Why I’m proud of my blog


I started my blog just under a year ago now and I feel like I have achieved a lot in that time.

Because of my blog I have been given opportunities to work along side companies, received freebies, made friends and developed myself.

My blog has helped me to grow and appreciate people. Without sounding completely big headed, my blog has helped people. Maybe not much and maybe in the smallest of ways but knowing that at least one person has read something that i’ve wrote and felt better about themselves makes me so happy.

This is one of the exact reasons why I started my blog to begin with. I wanted to share my experiences of motherhood with others in the hope that they don’t feel alone.

Blogging is something I started but never thought I would actually stick with. I grew to love my blog and what I was doing.

I’ve worked hard on my blog, I plan my posts, I’m always looking for ideas and inspiration and when I do write, I put a lot of time, attention and effort into my work. I’ve put as much of myself as possible into my blog because I want people to know who I am and I want to share with people this journey.

There have been times when I’ve felt like i’m not getting anywhere and asked myself ‘why am I even doing this?’ but I haven’t given up. My blog has been something I’ve been able to turn to during my rollercoaster of emotions and I don’t know what I would have done had I not been able to write down all of my thoughts and feelings. I’ve always been better at writing my thoughts rather than speaking them.

Even when I don’t get many views or comments for a while, I keep writing because my blog has been what’s kept me going sometimes. I don’t just blog for others, I blog for myself too.

Occasionally, I read my older posts just to get a sense of how much I’ve progressed as a writer since starting and it’s great for me to reflect on my improvement. My blog has grown and I have grown with it.

I’m proud of my blog.