stewboys

Little things make a big difference

IT’S 1.59am and I’m up with Ezra. Thankfully it’s the first time he’s woken tonight so I’ve had a decent stretch of sleep compared with the past few nights. Stew, on the other hand, isn’t in bed and hasn’t been all night. He stayed up with Ezra so I could get some all-important sleep, and Read More

TP Toys summer lodge playhouse

Our bank holiday weekend: Birthday parties, building and no baby!

THIS weekend has had a bit of an odd feeling about it, like we’ve known it’s the last of its kind. A bit like the end of term or leaving a job – you know there’s a change coming, and you want to cling on to the present for just a little bit longer. We Read More

Woodland nursery

Baby nursery ideas: Woodland, clouds and fruity themes

WHEN I start a project I can get a bit carried away (ok, obsessed), and the latest thing to take over my life is the new nursery. Stew laughed at me a couple of weeks ago when I said I couldn’t sleep because I was trying to plan the room. I can’t help it. I Read More

A brightly decorated playroom with plenty of storage

I’VE finally given in. After months of determined “we don’t need a playroom” arguments, we have a playroom. We didn’t really need one, we had a perfectly good toy corner (you know the sort, don’t go near the teetering tower of stuff if you value your life), then Christmas came along and it became impossible to walk Read More

Baby announcement

Double the love: Pregnant with baby number two

For 18 months after moving into our first house we were a family of two. Then Santi came along and made us a three (oh, alright four if you count the dog), adding chaos, sleepless nights and so much happiness to our home. As Santi turned 15 months old we were over the moon to Read More

A sneak peek into Santi’s nautical / pirate nursery

NOT knowing if we were having a boy or girl, decorating a nursery was impossible until Santi was born. I didn’t want to go for a generic theme just for the sake of having the room ready, and the baby would be in with us for the first few months anyway so we waited. We’d painted Read More

What to do when you take too many photos?

IF you’re anything like me, you take way too many photos. I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve run out of memory on my phone since Santi was born … The little thing is just too photogenic! This year I decided to take a photo a day (since day two they’ve pretty much Read More

‘My life won’t change after children’ part 1: Your house

BEFORE you have children, you might naively think becoming a parent won’t change you or your life. Your house will still be so clean and tidy (because you have all that time off work to keep it in order) that guests won’t even be able to tell there’s a baby there. Of course you won’t Read More