• Motherhood Begins

    Weaning

    The NHS recommends that babies should be weaned at six months. I found that Logan was ready earlier. He was obsessed with watching me eat and was showing all the signs of being ready. Logan was weaned at five months. Every child is different and I treat all advice as guidelines and suggestion – I know my child best. I really liked the idea of weaning, it seemed like it would be so much fun and I had all these plans about what I’d do and how I’d do it. Obviously, then not everything went to plan! I soon got fed up of making purees and oh my word, the…

  • Motherhood Begins

    Why can’t we stop comparing?

    Even before Logan was born it’s amazing how easy it was to compare what products I’d bought and how much and where to shop; whether or not to find out the sex of the baby; what kind of baby shower to have etc. Why can’t we stop comparing?! I even nearly chose a different top photo for this post because I didn’t think I looked pretty enough or comfortable enough holding Logan…which is exactly why I decided I HAD to use it. Our behaviours as mothers will always be different because we are all different and every journey we’re on is different. Most of the time there is no right…

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  • Motherhood Begins

    Suddenly I was a mama

    Very appropriate post – we have a new prince born today and on St. George’s Day too! You buy everything you’re told you should, you pack your bags, you read everything you think you should and you’ve been to all the antenatal appointments but nothing can prepare you for motherhood. Even people telling you that nothing can prepare you doesn’t prepare you! I thought I’d feel ecstatic, natural and have an instant bond with my baby. None of that was true… I was induced at two weeks overdue and then had a two-day labour before Logan finally made an appearance, with a little help. It was painful, long, stressful and…

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    Joel Virgo Photography

    On Saturday 10th March, just before Logan’s first birthday we went to Bushy Park, which is an amazing park near where we live. It’s one of the Royal Parks and used to be part of Henry VIII’s hunting grounds – how cool is that? There at the Teddington gates we met with Joel Virgo, a photographer. The plan was to get some lovely Spring-time photos to document our baby boy turning one and becoming a toddler as he’d literally just started walking…then the rain came! Lucky for us Joel is very adaptable and wasn’t phased by the weather at all, I mean really we were fortunate as we’d had the…

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  • Thankful

    Thankful for this opportunity

    I find it too easy to be critical and worry about an abundance of things, which can often bog me down with negativity; it’s so natural to become complacent about the lives we live. It seems effortless to want more and become discontented with what we have, who we have, where we live etc. Each month I will be writing a post about something that I’m thankful for, accompanied by a Bible verse that has helped me, and I hope this inspires you to find something you have true gratitude for and that makes you happy. Everyone finds happiness in different places and in different areas of life and I…

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  • About me

    Why start a blog?

    There I was scrolling through Pinterest browsing new baking and craft ideas when a post caught my eye, then another and then another. The thing that they all had in common, the thing that had caught my eye was the word ‘blog’. I don’t remember all the post titles or even necessarily what they were talking about but they all had that word ‘blog’ in it. I’m not even sure why they came up on my feed because blogging was never anything I’d searched for on Pinterest before. Sure, I’d come across the odd blogger when researching things online but to be perfectly honest, the world of blogging was really…

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  • About me

    Hello!

    Hi, my name is Bethan. I’m a thirty-something wife and a mother. I’m a Christian. I’m a cat owner. I’m a daughter, a sister, an auntie and a friend. I’m a mama in training and a blogging newbie – welcome and thanks for joining me! I’ll be completely honest, I didn’t really know where to start when thinking about blog posts so figured introducing myself was just as good a place to start as any. As I read other bloggers I get to know them and can relate to things they say and certain areas of their lives and so I hope you find the same with me. I’ve lived…