Welcome back pumpkinella baby – back to blogging

Welcome back pumpkinella baby – back to blogging Panic is over everyone, I’m back! It’s been several months since I last published anything but I’m finally back to blogging, back to my passion, back to Pumpkinella baby. It seems like so long ago since my last post. I continued to write but I kind of lost some of my confidence and felt that my words were to personal and heartfelt to share with the world. Instead, I inadvertently started what might otherwise be known as journal. It helped me through a tough start to 2017 and hopefully has set a […]

Essentials when flying with your baby

The Lewis family have just returned from a holiday in Chicago and I can safely say it was our best holiday yet! A four hour trip up the motorway from South Wales to London gave us the opportunity to stop by my parents house in North London and spend some time before our mid morning flight the following day. Then the 8+ hours on the flight direct from Heathrow to Chicago gave us the opportunity to play as well as rest knowing that we would gain 6 hours with the time zone difference and be in Chicago early afternoon time […]

Pumpkinella and mummy

Breastfeeding in public is disgusting!

The title of this post is thankfully not my view-point but those of many people around me during the first 6 months of my daughter’s life after I exercised my right to breastfeed my child in public. I had read up on what to do, how to be discreet, where I could go feed my baby, why it was good for my baby and why I should be proud to do so. While I was struggling with it initially, I sought the help of breastfeeding counsellors who discovered my daughter liked sleep more than feeding so helped us on the […]

Picture of pumpkinella baby after breastfeeding

Top 10 things to do during maternity leave

Maternity leave is the an important period in a family’s life where we welcome our babies into our homes and our lives. We nurture them in our environment conscious that it is unfamiliar and sometimes scary for them. We take the time to learn about them and to build a unique bond. Even our UK government recognises this by introducing paternity leave for fathers; 2 weeks of paid leave. In reality this is a very short period, but it does acknowledge and support the view that it is important to develop a close bond with our newborns and create an […]

Baby and mummy day out to see daddy at work

Surviving the toddler tantrum

This may not be your idea of the worst tantrum. Maybe even in your particular spectrum but at 15 months old, Pumpkinella has just started to have what I consider are tantrums. So far I’ve only experienced this in the house and most notably since she has started taking an interest in moving toys like her Little Tikes Jelly bean racer, her baby shopping basket and her toy trolley. So she’ll start by wheeling her toy back and forth around the long and narrow living room area. I’ll rush around picking up all the toys around her preempting her indifference […]

Baby with Little Tikes orange jelly bean

Where’s my mum-jo gone?

For anyone who’s wondering what a Mum-jo is, I’ve taken it from Gulliana Rancic, a presenter and all round superwoman on E! TV. On one episode of her tv show, she asked her mother for some advice about how to keep her mojo in a relationship, how to remain appealing go ber husband whilst juggling parenthood. Her mother, in her 60s, was proud to say she’d never lost it and works hard to keep the relationship with her husband strong. She said it was very important to look attractive for your husband and continue to do romantic things with one […]

mama and baba