A few months ago we welcomed a new little guy into the Ladyland family, Bella’s baby Dylan. Obviously we held a baby shower (any excuse for a party). And managed to get through about eight tonnes of cake and a whole lot of prosecco.
Any new parent will tell you that bathtime is sacred. You stare in wonderment at the tiny naked being you’ve created while simultaneously trying not to drop/drown them – it’s both the most magical and terrifying time of the first six months.
A few years ago, a headline ran in a broadsheet newspaper, and it completely took me aback. The piece was about my son Seb, he had just made history as the first child with Down’s syndrome to model in a major high street retailer’s ad campaign and it was pretty big news.
Are your children bored now that the summer holidays are coming to an end? In this household, it’s definitively getting harder to keep them occupied! So here is a quick “recipe” that will keep most bored kids happy for quite a while: DIY lollipops!
It was the hottest day of the 2011 and I was being induced at 42 weeks. I’d done NCT classes but still found myself totally unprepared for what came next. The long labour, epidural and emergency caesarean were not part of our plan.