10 resolutions for 2020

Hey there, I’m back! After what seemed like the fastest-moving Christmas period to date, I’m back with more motherhood inspired content at katescradle. I had hoped to start the new year off with a flashy new re-brand and a commitment to being more regular over here but as we all know, time is what you make of it…and I have recently been spending mine in … Continue reading 10 resolutions for 2020

Kate Recommends: Mamas & Papas Baby Snug Floor Seat

If you follow me on my personal Instagram account (or have ever spoken to me about baby equipment) you might have gathered that we are big fans of the Snug Seat over here. We’ve had this product since Kate was four months old and have used it every single day since. In fact, we don’t even own a highchair and Kate has eaten every single … Continue reading Kate Recommends: Mamas & Papas Baby Snug Floor Seat

The Mental Load Of Motherhood

Some time ago, I was sent a link to a comic strip that depicts what has become known as the ‘mental load of motherhood’. As I read through it, it all felt too real, like the author was inside my head. One of the things that surprised me most about motherhood is the sheer amount of STUFF you need to think about…all the freakin’ time.  … Continue reading The Mental Load Of Motherhood

Kate Recommends: The Muslin Cloth

A few months before Kate was born I sat at my laptop pouring over blogs, listicles and Pinterest boards, browsing Amazon wish-lists and scratching my head. I was having my first baby and there was SO MUCH info out there telling expectant mothers that they need ALL the baby gear to survive motherhood. It was a confusing minefield of expensive and cunningly cute stuff, and … Continue reading Kate Recommends: The Muslin Cloth

Parent Or Ninja?

We all know that becoming a parent changes you in many ways. However, one thing they don’t tell you during the parenthood preparation course is that becoming a parent triggers an innate ability to go full on Navy SEAL at any given moment. Like animals who evolve and adapt to avoid being captured by predators, parents evolve and adapt too.  Only instead of avoiding capture, … Continue reading Parent Or Ninja?

Pregnancy Self-Care: Mind, Body & Soul

Pregnancy can be a stressful time for a number of reasons. I won’t delve into the details here, every pregnancy is unique and unfortunately some are tougher than others. As a pregnant mother, it can be so easy to overthink what’s going on inside of you and worry about all the uncertainties that might lie ahead. Because of this, a mother’s self-care during pregnancy is … Continue reading Pregnancy Self-Care: Mind, Body & Soul

Are You There, Sleep? It’s Me, Mummy.

We broke one of our rules last night. At around 2am, I lifted my wailing daughter out of her cot and brought her into our bed. Kate hasn’t slept in our bed since she was around 3 months old. But, with the three of us under the weather right now, the rule was worth breaking. Because sleep is precious, and we don’t get enough of … Continue reading Are You There, Sleep? It’s Me, Mummy.

First Two…And Then Three.

Bringing Kate into this world was one of the most surreal experiences of my life. I look back and I still can’t believe we did it. Here’s our story. When Sam and I decided to get married we had many discussions about how we planned to start a family early on in our married life. Back then, we were just innocent kids dreaming of what … Continue reading First Two…And Then Three.