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Poppy’s Story: A Pro-Life One For The Ages

Poppy’s Story: A Pro-Life One For The Ages

  As you gaze at the bright blue eyes, and cheeks rosy from teething, you might be forgiven for thinking that Poppy Hookway is simply another ridiculously photogenic baby. But Poppy is far from your average six-month old. She’s making a difference, one high five at a time, all thanks to her lucky fin. The […]

Product Review: Radiant Rosaries

Product Review: Radiant Rosaries

   We go through a lot of Rosary beads in our house. Those beads connected by chains are routinely pulled apart by duelling siblings, so much so that I’ve invested in beading pliers just to fix them. Plastic Rosary beads last until the beads start disintegrating under the constant chewing of younger children and even […]

Falling In Love With An Ultrasound

Falling In Love With An Ultrasound

    Ok, I’ll admit it. As soon as I see that little baby on the ultrasound machine I go to pieces. You’d think that after seeing countless images of my children in utero – this baby is my fifth – it would get a little less exciting. But it doesn’t. I’m almost halfway in […]

Letter To A Mum Expecting Baby Number 2

Letter To A Mum Expecting Baby Number 2

  First of all, congratulations. Some of this will feel really familiar and some will be worse. People will start asking you questions about the size of your family and whether or not you’ll stop after this one. Get ready and try to respond charitably, even though it is none of their business. You will […]

How We Started Toilet Training At 12 Months

How We Started Toilet Training At 12 Months

  People I talk to have often been intrigued at how early we started toilet training our kids and are sometimes astounded that our less-than-2-year-olds are out of nappies and using the toilet. While some would say that toilet training is best left until the child is older and more teachable, we’ve found that starting […]

Accepting The Gift Of Life Means Accepting Sacrifice

Accepting The Gift Of Life Means Accepting Sacrifice

  My husband and I were talking recently about baby number five, or rather, the possibility of baby number five. I am having some minor surgery in August under general anaesthetic so we are currently using Natural Family Planning so that there is no chance that I could be pregnant when I am put under. […]

DIY Shabby Chic Baby Quilt

DIY Shabby Chic Baby Quilt

  I love quilts. My grandmother makes beautiful quilts with appliqués and hand embroidered details that I consider already to be family heirlooms. But not all of us have my grandmother’s talent so here’s a simple quilt design that can be tailored to suit your taste. I have used a cheaper batting alternative in polyester […]

DIY 2in1 Scarf And Breastfeeding Cover

DIY 2in1 Scarf And Breastfeeding Cover

  This DIY 2in1 Scarf And Breastfeeding Cover is super simple and quick. This a craft for any one regardless of sewing ability! Wear as an infinity scarf: And for discreet breastfeeding, unwrap once and anchor over one shoulder: What you need: 60cm (120+ cm wide) knit jersey fabric Pins Sewing machine  What to do: […]

6 Fabric Friends For Mums

6 Fabric Friends For Mums

  Disposable items are prolific in our culture. Throw away packaging, plates, cups, cutlery, nappies, gloves, the list goes on. Sometimes something being easily disposable is of benefit from the perspective of health or convenience. But in everyday life, they do create a lot of waste and for staple items; we are continuously buying them. […]

Travelling With Baby: Accommodation Tips

Travelling With Baby: Accommodation Tips

  Here are a few handy tips for organising accommodation to suit your needs when travelling with baby: 1. Book ahead and let the place know you are bringing baby with you. Usually they will either let you know whether they can provide a cot or if you’ll need to bring you own travel one. […]