Obsessed: Supermundane print

Reasons why you should snag one of these Supermundane limited edition Jackson 5 lyric inspired prints for your kid’s room: A) you will be popular with your child for making their room look sick. B) while helping the little’uns with the alphabet while you’re at it – so *clearly* an educational tool. C) you’ll be…

Baby book worm: Alan’s Big, Scary Teeth by Jarvis

Alan’s Big, Scary Teeth, by Jarvis, published by Walker Books, price £6.99 (how we got the book: from a friend) OVERVIEW: Alan is the jungle’s biggest, scariest alligator (him not being a crocodile is something Max has yet to get his head around…but we’re getting there). This is a tale about what happens when he…

Baby bookworm – new series

Read on book fans – I’m going to start writing book reviews with my toddler. He’s a baby bookworm in training, while I’m an establish ‘worm and bookclubber, generally found with my nose in a novel. “Read it” is a current favourite phrase/command I hear as he places a favourite in my hands for the…

FAVES: Clementine Kids

Clementine Reversible Quilt, $50 a versatile, beautiful, washable(!), soft blanket that’s worth every cent (except there would probably be some ridiculous shipping to get it over to the UK…but still look at it!).

Setting up a Montessori bedroon

Quitting London has sucked in many ways. I’m missing the easy public transport, culture, friends, fitting in. Having to visit ten different shops to find tahini FFS. And some days I’d move back to that smokey temptress in a heartbeat. In light of this I’m trying to make the most of the benefits not living…

NEW COLLECTION: ROB RYAN AT GROBAG

London-based designer Rob Ryan‘s papercut style depicting whimsical scenes has long been a favourite. I’ve coveted his work right back from when I didn’t have to think about baby-proofing my home (tbh still not got that one fully nailed…). So it’s such a delight to see Rob’s original designs on a super handy products for…

Newborn essentials…and not so much

Now my teeny tiny baby has turned into a hectic, busy toddler I’ve found people think I might know what I’m doing with babies (spoiler: I don’t). I just muddled through with this one and now have a vague memory of how I got here…but I must have picked something up along the way right?!…

How to build a new life. Step one: make some friends

Three months ago this forever Londoner packed up the baby, boyfriend and cat, and went past the Watford gap. For good. As a born South London girl and longtime Hackney resident this is BIG. I love London. But a year and a bit with a baby in our ‘bijou’ (read: tiny) flat made us realise…

Can’t hack it

A (by no means exclusive) list of things I couldn’t hack in the first year and half of parenting: – cloth nappies – I let my hippy side down. The extra sleep won out over extra washing. And I’m still dog tired. – getting back to work – I tried, I cried, I failed. So…

Designer mama profile: Golly Gumdrops

Since I became part of this whole motherhood thing I’ve been overwhelmed by the number of brilliant mama makers and kid-centric brands. A new (for me) undiscovered variety of positive, supportive people who ‘get’ what this new story brings and want to do their best to make it easier/say ‘me too’. Which, to be frank,…