Positive caesarean birth story

A positive caesarean birth story 

One of the first things a girlfriend of mine asked when I told her I was pregnant was whether or not I would give birth without painkillers. It was one of the first glimpses I had of the pressure that women face about giving birth. A natural, non-medicated birth tends to be held up as … Read more

Victoria pregnant

My fertility journey: PCOS, Clomid and gonadatropins

This is one of those posts where, if you’re here for travel stories, you might want to head over to the travel section instead. However, lots of people have written to me expressing interest in my fertility journey. I struggled to find stories when I was going through all of this, so I’m sharing mine … Read more

Otis at one month

Our first two months with Otis Leif

And so he is here. Little Otis Leif Watts Kennedy arrived into the world just eight weeks ago and brought with him a spell of love. It’s hard to believe just how much time we’ve spent gazing at him and exclaiming “oh my, he’s so cute”. And sure, I’m biased, but oh my, he is … Read more

How to plan a babymoon

Babymoon ideas and tips for travelling while pregnant

It’s a bit of a silly word, but a babymoon refers to the final holiday a couple takes by themselves  before their baby arrives. When I heard about the concept, I didn’t need convincing to take one. Not only do I take any excuse to travel, but I also genuinely think it’s a great idea … Read more

Travel theme nursery

How to create a travel-themed nursery

My passions are opposite. On one hand I love to travel and be free, and on the other I love homemaking and creating a place to call my own. Recently, I brought the two together for the decoration of our travel-themed nursery. Not only does it have a travel theme, but it also draws on … Read more

Travel themed nursery - Baby clothes rail

Stylish, ethical baby gifts

I used to think baby stuff was all garish colours and noisy, plastic toys, but shopping for our little one has opened my eyes to a whole world of beautifully designed items. I’ve become obsessed, especially with the Scandinavian style, which I first admired when visiting Copenhagen. I’m going to write a post soon about … Read more

On having a baby without your parents

The pregnancy books like to tell me that this is a time when my Mum and I will enjoy a new closeness as we bond over being mothers – at which point I tend to throw the book, cry or simply sigh the unending grief of living without her.  My Mum was a midwife, a … Read more

How to plan a babymoon

Pregnancy update: The second trimester

This week I say hello to the third trimester of pregnancy. Time has flown and it’s hard to believe we’ll be meeting our baby in less than three month’s time. This post is a little update on how the pregnancy has been so far. I know it won’t be so interesting for all of you … Read more

Gender Reveal Cake (Hidden Word Cake)

It’s a…gender reveal cake!

From day one I’ve been convinced I’m having a girl. Steve too. We talked for hours about names and barely touched on the boy’s list, while the girl’s list grew and grew. So when we went to our 17-week gender scan, we were fairly confident we knew the answer. “Baby’s not playing ball,” said the … Read more