Celebrate Life's Achievements with *Bakerdays!

8 June 2018


Whenever there’s a happy occasion, whatever it is marking it is always incomplete without cake. The past month, although has been quite hectic at the same time I have had a lot to celebrate, a family wedding, moving into our new home as well as getting a new job.

So when I was offered free cake right through my letterbox, I couldn’t say no! Bakerdays are an online cake company, they have a rich selection of personalised cakes available ranging in a variety of flavours.


At first, when you think about cake being thrown through your letterbox - alarm bells do begin to ring and you do think whether or not the cake has survived the journey but there was nothing to worry about - there was not even a crack in the icing.

I went through 74 pages of designs as I just couldn’t make up my mind - they were all so beautiful! I finally made up my mind and chose the following design.




This was not actually a congratulations cake but thanks to the personalisation I could have whatever the design from whichever category that would be personalised the way I want - I was quite happily surprised how it turned out to be.

One of the best things on offer is the letterbox cakes that can be delivered right through your letterbox for £14.99. We all know how incredibly annoying it is to stay at home and wait for your parcels to arrive so this is the perfect option to make someone happy or to treat yourself without that added stress of waiting for it.  The cake can serve 4 people but to be honest it really depends on how you cut your slices as I made decent 8 slices out of this. 

The husband did pass a comment on the price and size of the cake but I disagreed. If it puts a smile on your face and makes you feel special then so what? Moreover, I really did think it reflects the time and effort put into it, especially because it has that personal touch. And you not only get a cake but a ‘Just for you’ card that would come in handy if you want to send this to someone.






I chose chocolate cake and I was impressed with the taste especially with the sweetness of the icing - certainly a great way to spoil yourself, really. It was everything and more that you imagine a chocolate cake to be.

So, if you have an occasion coming up or perhaps want to treat a loved one who lives faraway, why not treat them to a cake right through their letterbox?


Bakerdays do not only specialise in letterbox cakes, they also have small, medium and large personalised party cakes on offer as well all cuddled with delicious flavours; choclolate chip, traditional sponge, lovely lemon drizzle, fabulous fruit, half chocolate half sponge (for the bigger cakes) as well as catering to your needs if you want your cake to be gluten free or dairy free too!  

My readers receive 15% OFF orders from Bakerdays, just use the code MUMAFFAIRS15 hurry has this code ends 7th July! 





*I was sent this product for free in exchange for this review. However, all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

Little A's 15th Month Update

4 June 2018


I never wrote monthly updates as I wasn’t blogging but decided to dive into this trend when Little A turned 12 months old. You may remember that I decided I would do these updates quarterly rather than monthly so here we are!

How has it already been 3 months since the birthday?!

Well, as usual I have a lot to say but I’ll try not to keep you here forever.

I said I will try, I’m not promising anything!


Little A turned 15 months on 24th May and a lot has happened since February!

T E E T H I N G

If you follow me on Twitter and Instagram then you most likely are already aware that teething is the bane of our lives. Well, we’ve had the appearance of teeth 5 and 6.. hurrah! And now have number 7 on the way too. I must admit it hasn’t been as bad as previous months but it’s been ‘bearable’ to say the least.

F O O D

I should bite my tongue really for gloating in the previous update that we have never had any issues with food.

Well, I do a little dance whenever she happily eats. Sometimes she just wants to eat herself and doesn’t want me interfering, fair enough, only meaning that I have more mess to clear. She never has issues with breakfast, it’s nearly always lunch.

She’s obsessed with chapatti, it’s her most favourite thing to have with Greek yoghurt. I try and give her more finger foods now as she is all Miss Independent - it does make me rather emotional though that she doesn’t need me to feed her.





B R E A S T F E E D I N G

We’re still going strong! Morning, bed time and once at night. I don’t plan on stopping anytime soon. This routine works out well even though I am at work now.

S P E E C H 
 
We have a speaker! Little A is being raised bilingual so we speak both English and Urdu around her and she amazingly picks up both languages and with meaning too so not just copying. Previously we had 'Mama. dada, nana, ok and yesh' and now we have no, maamu (maternal uncle) and bye with the hand gesture whenever someone gets up, wears a coat or whenever she is put in her pram.

I have to thank the Teletubbies though for teaching her how to wave and say bye! She also loves shutting the door and then says ‘band!’ which means shut in Urdu.

The Teletubbies have also taught her numbers I sometimes hear her say ‘Two...’ when they say ‘one’.





M O B I L I T Y 

She has come leaps and bounds since the last update. She started crawling at 11 months so I wasn’t expecting anything else anytime soon.

Whenever we used to try to help her walk by holding her hands she used to slump herself on the floor but since two weeks she managed to do it and then all of a suddenly stood up and started walking with the aid of her push along walker.

She can now also stand up herself unaided so I have no doubt she’ll take her first steps independently very soon!





S L E E P


Sleep is still hit and miss, last week we had one good night in many months and I got my hopes up unnecessarily. In terms of naps, she has dropped her morning nap and only just has the one nap in the afternoon.

P E R S O N A L I T Y / F A V O U R I T E S

I have always referred her to as a little lady with a big personality and that is still true today. If she wants your attention she knows how to get it, she is the life and soul of any get together. If she doesn't like you then she'll make sure you know. She is very protective of her close loved ones and she absolutely loves to party - put on any kind of music and she'll start dancing right on the spot.


I am back at full time work now and am away from her for around 11 hours or so a day during the weekdays. She is happy at her Grandparents but it has become obvious that she understands what is going on. I am not allowed to leave in front of her or even wear my coat because she gets upset if she sees me leave. If she doesn't see me go then she has no issues.

She still very much prefers her books over toys.


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Next update that will come your way will be the 18th month one!
I still cannot believe how quickly she is growing!
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A Date, Please

1 June 2018

It's that time of the year again (I'm posting this two week late) it only feels like yesterday that we had observed the month of Ramadan and as cliche as it sounds, I can't believe it's here again and before we know it - it will be gone and we'll be celebrating Eid!

For those of my lovely readers who don't know what Ramadan is; I will try and explain as much as I can.

Dates that are eaten to break the fast


W H A T  I S  R A M A D A N?

Ramadan, is a month in the Islamic Calendar year. It is a month of fasting, Muslims fast from an hour or so before sunrise until sunset. During the day, you are not allowed to eat nor drink or I'd like to add chew gum (I remember asking my Dad as a child that we don't swallow gum so can we still have that?).

This month lasts for around 29 or 30 days dependant on the sighting of the crescent moon. Therefore, it becomes a lovely coincidence if Ramadan begins on the same day for everyone across the world and this rarely happens.

W H A T  D O  Y O U  D O?

Ramadan is a month of cleansing, it is not just about not eating or drinking anything but it is also for the mind, body and soul of a person. A simple example is trying not to use foul language, trying to see the good in everything and everyone by attempting to not argue with someone no matter how much you want too and omitting ill thoughts that may be crawling in your mind for another.

It is about family and friends.

Sometimes, in our everyday lives, we are so busy that we might end up ignoring our loved ones around us and Ramadan helps to bring us all back together. You would normally find a lot of gatherings occurring at the time of Iftaar (the breaking of the fast), it becomes an excuse to get together.

However, more importantly, Ramadan is not also about remembering God as much as you can but also remembering those less fortunate than us. The whole purpose of fasting and keeping ourselves hungry is to remember those who have no choice but to remain hungry. In this month, Muslims tend to give to charity a lot as compared to other months.

Personally, I am always shocked to actually see how much time we spend during the day thinking about food!

E X E M P T I O N S


This is the fourth year in a row that I am not observing any fasts because of pregnancies and breastfeeding. The elderly, the sick, the pregnant woman and the breastfeeding mother are all exempt from fasting.

Some women do go onto fast and well done to them but it is not obligatory - you have to take many things into consideration of which one is your health which takes precedence.

Instead, you have to give to charity the amount of money that would help feed a person at Suhoor (food before beginning the fasting day) and at Iftaar. You don’t necessarily have to choose a charity but if you know someone who genuinely is less fortunate and cannot afford food then you can help them by either providing them with meals or with the means for it.

The first year I didn’t fast, in the beginning I felt guilty but then reminded myself that I am doing something good as because of me someone will not be going to sleep hungry.

E I D

Eid is the festival that marks the end of Ramadan but that will be another post for another day!

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Wouldn’t it be lovely if we tried to carry on with the good habits that we adopted during the month?



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How to Survive a Wedding with a One Year Old

21 May 2018

A family wedding is something that you just cannot get yourself out of but then again why would you? It’s a lovely excuse to get out and enjoy yourselves!

But when you have a baby, a one year old in my case, you don’t spend much time thinking about the actual wedding itself or the scrumptious food you want to endulge in. All that you can think about is how on earth are you going to get through the day with the little one.

I’m no expert here giving you advice as well I’ve only attended one wedding with Little A last month but here are a few things that helped us stay sane at the wedding reception.





H I G H C H A I R

There’s no harm in asking whomever is organising the day that will there be high chairs available for children. This worried me a lot because Little A is at that stage in her life where she refuses to sit in your lap, she much prefers her independence.

The Hotel where the reception took place was family friendly so high chairs were available. So Little A got to sit in her own chair and pretend to be a grown up like the rest of us. Yes, there were times where she got moody and actually wanted a cuddle (when I was just about to dig into the food) but majority of the time the highchair acted as our saviour.

That being said, don’t worry if highchairs aren’t available there’s always the pram.

P R A M

I debated with the idea of taking the pram with us but I am glad that we did even though we didn’t need it. Sometimes, when the little one is whiney you can just put them in the pram and go for a stroll and fresh air to change the atmosphere that might be causing them to get stressed.

More importantly, the pram can be used as a makeshift bed if your little one wants to nap.

F O O D

Pack your own food and snacks for the little one. You may not know what type of food is being served and it may not be suitable for your child. Little A had her lunch just before we left so I knew she wouldn’t be hungry for a while.

However, when she sees others eating she wants to as well so for that I made peanut butter sandwiches which she happily ate herself and I got the chance to eat my meal too.

There were boiled rice available which were suitable for her so she munched on those as well or really she just made a mess with them - at least she was kept busy!

E N T E R T A I N M E N T


I cannot stress enough how important it is to pack with you all the items that keep your little one entertained and happy. It is particularly important when you’re in a ‘strange’ environment to have something familiar so the little one feels confident and safe.

C H I L D R E N

If there are children of similar age then why not get them to sit together? Children’s are each other’s best company. There was a little boy at the reception only a month younger than Little A and we had their highchairs together.

It was absolutely amazing to see them both interact with each other, he kept kissing her and Little A returned the kisses with a slap in the end... but apparently babies only hit those they feel most comfortable with, so that’s good then!

F I N A L T H O U G H T S

I honestly was panicking for no reason, I had no idea how we would manage but in the end even though Little A began crying because she was tired (only had a 30 minute nap in the morning and missed the second one) and didn’t want to get in the car seat - I am so proud of her! She was absolutely amazing!

So if you’re having an occasion coming up that you’re worried about then have no fear, just relax and enjoy as much as you can. And even if it does not go as smoothly as you had hoped, that's not a problem but only the most natural thing when you have children.



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Do you have any tips for how to survive a wedding with a one year old? 

Please share them below!


We Have Converted! *Pampers Nappy Pants

14 May 2018




Nappy changes in this household meant tears and tantrums so have been that time of the day which I had began to actually dread since Little A became mobile.


She would just not remain still, always flipping over and over, crawling away. As much as I was pleased with this physical development, it would make such a simple task impossible to do. There were times that I could distract her with some things to hold but that hasn’t been the case now for a very long time.


So when I recieved an email from Pampers about launching the #PampersSquad I signed up immediately and hoped to be selected because I was really beginning to lose the #wrigglewrestle as well as my mind!


We finally got the chance to test out the Pampers Active Fit Nappy Pants and boy it’s been a miracle! I’m not even exaggerating when I say that! But I have to admit, I thought the hype around these pants were just a marketing ploy until we tried them ourselves.


These nappy pants have meant that Little A is no longer screaming and kicking me in the face during nappy changes. I have no longer made the mistakes of buttoning up her vest under her original nappies (have done this many times in quite a haste to get the nappy on quickly only to have created a bigger mess for myself!).


If she flips over, I don’t have to put her on her back anymore to put these on as that use to be what really triggered the tears. I can even get her to wear these when she’s standing which she loves to do.


These are basically underpants but with a nappy twist!


To be honest, I was quite wary of using these at night as was scared of leakages, so for the first few nights we kept using the taped original nappies until one day I thought let’s just give it a go and see what happens and well we have not looked back since!


No leaks!


I have sent the husband to go return the jumbo pack of nappies we bought last week and get bundles of the Active Fit Nappy Pants instead because after using these pants with such an ease there is no way I’m going to be using the taped nappies again!

I will be honest, at first I was quite unsure as to how on earth would I manage to get these off of her especially if has done a poop but you can easily tear the sides so it is completely mess free, once you are done you can close and tie the nappy with the blue sticky string attached at the back of the nappy.

But it isn't just the ease of them that has attracted me towards them, it is the fact that they are so comfortable. Well, obviously I haven't worn them of course that I would know how comfortable they are. The stretchy material that fits neatly around Little A's waist nicely gives me the satisfaction that it's not too tight nor too lose and that she's not uncomfortable.

So if you have a baby who has become mobile, I’d highly recommend you give these a go before you eventually start to lose your mind.


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Have you won the #wrigglewrestle yet?


*I was sent this product for free as part of #PampersSquad to test out. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

It's Not All Smiles and Sunshine

23 April 2018


This is something I don’t see many talk about and I really understand why. It’s because people are afraid of how they will come across and probably be labelled ungrateful - that’s how I felt and was made to feel by some.

Having gone through the most heartbreaking event of my life, burying my son, I longed to hold a baby that I could call mine and take care of and when I became pregnant with Little A, I just couldn’t be more happier.

But along with these feelings lay those emotions that you wouldn’t think would go through a pregnant woman’s mind.

G U I L T

Is it too soon? Should I be smiling and laughing? This is the feeling I know every mother during her rainbow pregnancy feels and it hurts. On the one hand, you are so happy to have been blessed with this pregnancy but on the other hand, you think about your angel baby and think to yourselves, how could you do this to them? How could you move on?

And when you think about the life in your womb, the vicious cycle of guilt goes round and round as you begin to feel guilty for feeling guilty.

Outsiders have the misconception that when a bereaved parent goes onto have another child, they have moved on now with their lives and the loss of their child is a thing of the past now.

That’s actually far from the truth. We don’t move on, I know I haven’t. There is always going to be a hole in my heart, I am always going to be endowed with thoughts of what could have been, there’s no escaping this.

W O R R Y

Whatever the circumstances surrounding the loss of a child - it becomes increasingly difficult to actually enjoy subsequent pregnancies. This is because you’ve seen the worst of situations and know what could happen.

I was happy to attend my 12 week scan but then it hit me there and then that there could still be something wrong with my baby but I wouldn’t know yet, I kept this to myself and smiled along with my husband.


Little A’s 20 week scan
Despite having many scans to tell me that Little A was growing perfectly healthily, I still would think to myself - anything can happen, anything could go wrong, if not now then at the birth perhaps.

When I was pregnant with my angel son, I didn’t visit triage, not even once. But this time round, I have lost count.

Not much movement? Too much movement? Wetting myself - waters? Chest pain?I just want to say that I don’t regret visiting triage for the reasons above because when you are pregnant and have any doubts whatsoever, don’t think that it might be nothing and ignore it, pick up that phone and ask for professional advice.

U N G R A T E F U L

Many of the thoughts and feelings I found myself going through would definitely be labelled by some as me being ungrateful.

I didn’t want a boy - this is the first time I’m openly admitting this.

Surely, after everything I’ve been through all I should have cared about is having a healthy baby, no matter what the gender! But it wasn’t like that. I prayed and prayed for a daughter because I just couldn’t comprehend the thought as to whether I’d be able to love another little boy as much as I love my angel son. I am aware that even those parents who have been lucky enough to not lose a child have similar feelings until they go onto having that child but this seems never ending for me.

I still have these thoughts - I can’t ever imagine myself physically mothering a boy. If my angel son had been a girl then it would have been the other way round and I would have prayed for a son.

But it didn’t stop here..

When you’re having a baby, one of the most exciting moments are shopping for your little one, buying those big ticket items as well as those super cute little outfits. This was yet another conflict brewing inside of me.

We had a suitcase full of clothes that belonged to my son which he didn’t get to wear as well as his play gym. But I just couldn’t handle the thought of another baby in them, even if that baby was mine. Finally, finding the courage, I openly spoke to the husband about this but we didn’t see eye to eye.

I mentioned this to a ‘friend’ (note quotation marks) and was immediately shot down and given a lecture on how we should be grateful for what we have.. blah blah blah...

And it goes on.

No one should be judged at any stage of their lives, no one should have to justify the way they feel but unfortunately it is has become necessary to explain ourselves.

My whole purpose for writing this was to not only tell those parents that you are not alone in feeling the way you do, I do too and it’s normal. But to also highlight to others around them that just spare a thought for the bereaved pregnant woman sat beside you, she may be smiling but that doesn’t mean she’s not hurting.

Maybe be a listener for once and let her talk?


Our pregnancy announcement  September 2016




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The Ultimate Bedtime Book!

16 April 2018


I’m kind of wanting to jump with excitement right now but I can’t otherwise this post would be impossible to write. I didn’t think that the first book review on my blog which I would end up doing would be a children’s book but I’ve literally been buzzing to share this with you all.

Back in October 2017, my lovely friends had come to see Little A and brought along some goodies for her and one of them was a book called Touch The Brightest Star by Christie Matheson.


I had been searching for the perfect bedtime book and instantly just by looking at the front cover, I knew it was the one. 

Believe it or not, since October 22nd 2017, we have read this book to Little A at bedtime without fail. Yes, she has other books which we read to her at that time but we always end our bedtime routine with this special one. 

If we’re going away from home, I make sure I have packed this with the rest of her essentials.

Why is it so special?

Christie Matheson has worked wonders through this book - it begins with telling the child that the day is coming to an end and features the magical night but not without leaving the anticipation for the next day.


It sets the scene and mood which is just perfect for bedtime when you’re trying to create a calm atmosphere and winding down (because we all know how important that is!). You must be wondering, what difference does this make as back then Little A must not have understood of course, just a baby.

Well, this one book has helped with her development so much. I’ll give you an example, the instruction ‘press the fire fly..’ without fail I’d start acting it out, showing her that I’m pressing it as well as the other instructions too ‘touch the brightest star you see...’ etc 

Babies soak everything in and this is what Little A was doing, observing, and now it’s been around three months or so I don’t have to show her, I just read the sentence and she does exactly what it says. 

Just imagine my reaction when she did that for the first time! I literally told everyone for weeks and well... still do! 

This is the most perfect book you can read to your child before putting them to bed and it’s not one of them books that children will grow out of or ever get bored of.


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Have you read this to your little ones? What is your favourite bedtime book? I’d love for some suggestions to explore!


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#DreamTeam Linky Party 101

9 April 2018

A great big warm welcome to you all to the 101st #DreamTeam Linky party. I have always been a big fan of the #DreamTeam and feel honoured to be guest hosting alongside Annette (3littlebuttons) and Heather (Shank You Very Much) this week.

Thanks to the #DreamTeam, we are able to come across and read a variety of blogs. I know that for myself if I hadn't joined linky parties such as the #DreamTeam then I probably would not be able to read as many blogs as I'd like too!

For this week, I am including a very personal post of mine Birth and Beyond: How I Really Feel - it's not just a birth story but is how I exactly feel about it even now, it's a post that at the time I wasn't sure if I was doing the right thing and sharing but the blogging world is so supportive, my doubts diminished and now I look forward to hearing or rather reading your thoughts too - thank you in advance lovely people!

I look forward to reading your posts.

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March Favourites

6 April 2018



I'll begin with what you have probably heard and read many times already,'how is it April already?!'. Time really is flying by and compared to previous months, I have done quite a bit of reading in the month of March. I came across so many amazing blogs that I honestly have had a difficult time playing by the rule I set myself of only shortlisting 10 posts. But then I reminded myself, it's my blog so I can do what I want!

So I haven't shortlisted 10 as I normally do, there are 13 instead! So without further ado, lets get started.

In no particular order...

Credit: Mum Muddling Through

Having recently joined the linky party at #coolmumclub, I came across this quite thought provoking post by Mum Muddling Through. She talks about the plight of the First Time Mum and how it’s really like to step into motherhood. I really admired this post because of its honesty as whenever someone has a baby, people instantly think that it’s all happiness and laughter from then on when that’s not true. Have a read of what goes on in the mind of a First Time Mum.

Credit: Nabani Tadhar

Being a Mother to a daughter, I was instantly attracted to the title of this post and it turned out to be a fantastic read. Nabani writes a letter to her daughter of how she plans to nurture her and why being a girl is such a great thing, I think this is a must read for everyone, even if you don’t have a little girl of your own.

The Mother Next Door by Mummy Wales
Credit: Mummy Wales

Now this is a post which really took my breath away. As mothers, whenever we venture out and come across another, it’s no lie that we instantly think about her and how her life is probably like compared to our own. Or we may have a friend who always appears happy and content with her life, but that might not always be the case. Mummy Wales writes this post portraying every mother quite exceptionally making you think that it’s not always how it seems.

Credit: Five in the Hive
This post really resonated with me purely because of my own experience of a heart baby. I really admired Five in the Hive’s answer to questions like ‘how do you cope?’ I think whoever is asked this question, should direct people towards this post as there can be no better answer.


Time really does fly, doesn’t it?! Chloe writes about how times were different when she was a child to now that she has her own child as well as how perceptions have changed throughout the years regarding various subjects. This post really makes you think how times have changed, some for the better and some unfortunately for the worst - what we may know as normal right now might not be in a couple of years time.

 Because Of Him by The Life of a Glasgow Girl
Credit: The Life of a Glasgow Girl

Who says you can’t make progress or you lose yourself when you have a baby? Many people have these assumptions and pass comments on how children perhaps become an obstacle in your way to your own success. Jordanne beautifully responds to these comments - it really depends on you and how you turn a certain situation to your own favour, children, I believe are the way to your success but it depends on if you want it to be!


Credit: Little Hearts Big Love

When you become pregnant, one thing that you just cannot wait for are the scans - so you can finally be able to see your baby wriggling away. Unfortunately, for some, that excitement is short lived and has forever an impact on future pregnancies, no matter how many years apart. Louise shares her experience of scans and why she is unable to get excited.

Credit: 3 Little Buttons

I was having a down day about my blog but as soon as I read this post, I was instantly feeling better. We’re always in the race to perfection, comparing ourselves to the next person that sometimes it becomes overwhelming. Annette shares wonderful quotes that will immediately make you feel better.
Credit: Letters to my Daughter


March marked International Women’s Day and Alice wrote a wonderful post talking about what are the 30 best things about being a woman in 2018. This isn’t your typical list of things, there’s a twist to it, which to be fair I wasn’t expecting the post to go that way but I’m so glad that it did.


Credit: Jade Marie


There was great amount of coverage for the Winter Olympics last month, all over the news, on literally everyone’s feeds but when it came to the Paralympics there was hardly when compared. Unfortunately, it’s always been like this and Jade highlights why the Paralympics are of great importance. Personally,
I’ve always been more interested to watch the Paralympics more than the Olympics as I find them more motivational. What about you?

Credit: Jess in Wonderland

Being a fairly new blogger, I find such posts on reflections of being a blogger and running a blog by someone else an interesting read. Jess highlights what it is really like running a blog and I believe anyone who is considering starting a blog or someone who has doubts about bloggers should be giving this a read a for sure! It’s not always as it seems.



Well, you must have noticed that Lucy features regularly on my favourites and that's because she never fails to amaze me. I wanted to give her a standing ovation when I finished reading this post. She covers a topic which is rarely spoken of, those who you may think have no reason to be sad and depressed can suffer from mental health issues too and when this is shown to the world they are labelled selfish because they 'don't have a reason' to be sad. Well, Lucy quite bravely shares her personal experience to raise awareness.



Credit: The Mummy Bubble

The Mummy Bubble hits a very important issue and that’s the dreaded feeling of loneliness, as a parent. People just don’t expect to hear a Mum call themselves lonely because how is that even possible when you are never alone? Without giving further away, The Mummy Bubble describes the reality of loneliness and gives tips on how you can help yourselves.



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