I’m not sure exactly when it happened, but I’ve recently become a huge fan of the hand-me-down. I’ve never been adverse to a bit of second hand – our dining room table was once one of Mummy and Daddy Hatchy’s wedding presents, for example, and one of my favourite possessions is my replica Bush vintage… Continue reading The Hand-Me-Down Baby
Is there a sport more competitive than parenting?! When I was pregnant, I assured myself that I wouldn’t get sucked into the game of comparing my little bundle of joy with other bundles of joy not of my making. But then, of course, we had the most beautifully perfect, brightest bundle of joy in the… Continue reading The Mummy Olympics
As you may have seen from our sister site, the Family Lighty have recently returned from their first little holiday as a family. I must admit that as it approached, I was feeling a certain amount of trepidation, mostly at the amount of baby paraphernalia we knew we’d have to take with us. Well, there… Continue reading Pack up your Troubles in your Change Bag: 5 Packing Tips for a Baby Road Trip
Of all the things to inspire me to start this blog in the first place, would you believe it started with the humble double decker bus? Let’s face it, us Brits love to hate our public transport, and a good old moan about the city’s infrastructure is never far from a Londoner’s lips. I am… Continue reading The Baby and the Bus
Every new mum needs a support network around them. Just as in days gone by, today’s network will often consist of parents, grandparents, friends and family alike. But nowadays there’s a new breed of mummy: the social media mummy! I’ve been struck over the past 7 weeks – and well before that, if I’m honest –… Continue reading A Social Media Mummy: an Ode to my Facebook Friends and Others!
Ah feeding. Is this the hardest baby conundrum to crack?! Everyone I’ve spoken to, whether bottle or breastfeeding, has said how difficult it is. Every day in the Lighty household we seem to have a new challenge when it comes to feeding – and this is before we even get to the weaning stage!! We’re… Continue reading Food Glorious Food!
6 weeks and 6 days ago, our lives, quite literally, changed overnight. My waters broke at 11pm and by 1pm the next afternoon, we were suddenly in possession of our very own baby boy. He was, and still is, gorgeous and perfect and the love of our lives! There was now only one thing missing from our… Continue reading And Baby Makes Three….Where’s the Instruction Manual?!