Introducing solids to your baby- the German way In Germany there is detailed mealtime schedule that can be used to slowly introduce solids to your baby. Babies develop very fast in their first year. On or around the 5 month your baby will be ready to start eating solids.* The concept behind the schedule Read More…

4th January 2016  |  No Comments

  Potty training was probably one of the most difficult challenges I have had to face with my older son. He is a wonderful little boy. He is very smart, caring, gentle and thoughtful. I do believe that children are so intelligent and they can often outsmart us as parents, especially if they have a Read More…

11th November 2015  |  5 Comments

  Convincing children to eat their vegetables can be like trying to convince a drunk friend it’s time to go home (if you can cast your mind back to your child-free youth for a moment). They will almost definitely resist both verbally and physically, there are often tears over lost loves, tantrums about not being Read More…

11th November 2015  |  No Comments

When I was packing my hospital bag, I was so excited about ‘the baby’ I hardly thought about what ‘I’ might need in hospital. But here is a list of a few essentials that were either recommended to me or came so incidentally useful that I think you should know about them too: Knickers. Big Read More…

11th November 2015  |  No Comments

  NEWSFLASH: Going away with a little one is doable, and can even be enjoyable. In fact, there is a sound argument which states the younger they are, the easier it is. Babies basically want to be warm, fed, cuddled and rested which they can do in most places so they don’t mind long-haul flights Read More…

11th November 2015  |  No Comments

  So you’ve had the baby, figured out which end is which, and completed the first few terrifying/exhilarating trips Outside-The-House without major incident (NB: a “poonami” doesn’t count as major. I have honestly dealt with three today already: one load of washing done, one to go…) and suddenly it dawns on you that this parenting Read More…

11th November 2015  |  No Comments

  The following is very personal account of the hours, days & weeks of recovery following the delivery of my daughter via csection. I have gone into possibly too much depth to give you an idea of what it is like, & to try to cover some of those details that no-one tells you about. Read More…

11th November 2015  |  2 Comments

Well, it finally happened. Winter is behind us. Those gray, barren trees have blossomed to “pink clouds on a stick” to quote Mary Poppins. Birds are singing. We are 2 days away from Whole Foods opening in Fulham. 6 days away from the final season of Mad Men on AMC. 7 days away from Buggy Read More…

7th April 2014  |  No Comments

Three years ago today, after a grueling 28 hours of labor, 3 hours of pushing, then emergency c-section I met the sweetest little face I had ever laid eyes on. Today, that same face racked up an estimated 25 time-outs. Sassed me out for not serving her water with lemon. Picked out her own (matching!) Read More…

23rd March 2014  |  No Comments