Home Birth Part 2 – Top Tips

I hope you enjoyed reading my home birth diary last week. If you like the idea of a home birth, but you’re not quite sure if it’s for you or not, here are my top tips and hints to help you along with your decision. Get informed – There is an overwhelming amount of information Read more


Home or Away….

So the holidays have started and for some there’s no going away this year it’s a staycation in Scotland and so far that’s involved A lOT of rain, so we have put together a quick list of things to keep you busy over the next few weeks…. 1. Clip and climb at Ratho This new Read more


To Know or Not To Know

  We recently welcomed our third baby into the family and this time things have been a little different. First time round 4 years ago neither my husband or I wanted to know the sex of the baby, second time round hubby did I didn’t so my body my choice we didn’t find out, this Read more



I’m on pregnancy no 3 and have never experienced nesting before but it’s taken over this time and I feel like a women possessed! I thought it would involve wanting to get the room ready for baby and being organised in that department but no my whole house is getting an overhaul and my local Read more


Lighter Parenting

I’m Ali, owner of Lighter Parenting – a parenting consultancy. I started my business about a year ago and combine it with my day job as a nanny to twin boys. My career as a nanny has been my focus for the last 14 years and this step into consultancy work seems like a natural Read more


15 Things To Do In Your Last Month Of Pregnancy

With one of our own entering the final stages of the baby race we thought we would share our top tips for enjoying your final month of pregnancy. 1. Get ready, ideally you don’t want to be caught short so if your planning a hospital birth pack your bag now or if you have opted Read more


All The Pretty Things

I know it’s only November and Halloween is only just out the way but I have to say my thoughts just now are all about Christmas. My favourite part of Christmas is shopping for the boys stockings and seeing their wee faces when they open all the wee bits and pieces from Santa, unfortunately this Read more