October 2013 Archive

Our caravan holiday nightmare (in a storm)

Posted Thursday 31st October 2013   By Ericka Waller

So, when the weather man says a storm is coming, what do we do? We go on a caravan holiday in Yorkshire of course. I knew it was not going to be a success when we (and the excitable lab puppy) arrived at the mud-pit (site) and then realised we (the husband) had left the suitcase on our bed

Ten top money saving tips for parents

Posted Thursday 31st October 2013   By Ericka Waller

So almost a year ago, I won the babycentre blogging competition with the below blog about thrifty parenting tips. I think it's as current today as it was back then... enjoy

Coping with my baby's first hospital visit

Posted Wednesday 30th October 2013   By Ericka Waller

When my eldest daughter was a baby she was full of life. Her cheeks were always red from her non-stop energetic explorations. From the second she woke up, till the moment she slept, she was always up to something. Whispering, rubbing, banging, clapping, laughing, she was never silent.

Do you let your kids listen to One Direction?

Posted Wednesday 23rd October 2013   By Ericka Waller

So Thing-three is two. For her birthday she had a Peppa Pig cake and a trip to Build-a-Bear.

Is extended breastfeeding selfish?

Posted Thursday 10th October 2013   By Ericka Waller

So a 51-year-old mum has been in the news proclaiming she will ‘breastfeed her daughter until she is ten if that is what she wants.’ Is she thinking about her child or herself though?

Did I ask for your opinion?

Posted Thursday 3rd October 2013   By Ericka Waller

So the BBC have been debating why some parents do not welcome advice from non-parents. I can tell you the answer right now, it’s because it’s none of their business. That said, nor is it the business of fellow parents.