A parenting, travel and lifestyle blog by frequent explorers Faye and Beau

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Let’s talk about sleep, baby (and why I fell in love with The Snuggle Sac) 

Let’s talk about sleep, baby (and why I fell in love with The Snuggle Sac) 

SLEEP. Such a simple concept, right? You go to bed, fall asleep for the recommended 7-9 hours, dream the night away and wake up all refreshed and ready to go the next morning. Well…maybe pre-child days, but throw in a kid or two and those […]

Beware; toddlers and the common cold…

Beware; toddlers and the common cold…

I should have realised yesterday. The warning signs were all there. 4am wake up call, runny nose, the sniffles, clinginess. Surely…surely I thought, he can’t have caught ANOTHER cold? Since the beginning of winter Beau has had 6…7…maybe 8-or-more coughs and colds. I don’t think […]

4 Survival Tips for Eating Out with Toddlers in Restaurants

4 Survival Tips for Eating Out with Toddlers in Restaurants

Before Beau entered our lives, my partner and I used to eat out a LOT. Going to restaurants and ordering a bottle of wine was one of our most favourite things to do.  So I learnt a lot, in the summer of 2016 when we […]

Faking It 

Faking It 

I’ve got to fake it to fit in with this family. Clint turns the wood stain shade of dark mahogany in a matter of hours and it looks like Beau has inherited this gene as well (lucky boy). I, however have to get my fix […]

5 things mums feel guilty about (and really shouldn’t) 

We all feel it. That mother’s guilt. Guilt over working too much and not spending enough time at home. Guilt over not working and contributing anything financially. (That mama work/home life balance is a tough one to call). Guilt over not playing Happyland 24/7 even […]

20 things I said I wouldn’t let Beau do as a toddler (until he actually became one)

So following on from my last post…here are 20 things I said I wouldn’t let Beau do as a toddler (but then let him do all the same). This just proves that I am totally #wingingit… Letting him play with my makeup. Over the last year […]

New Blog, New Me

It’s taken me a year to get this far and boy, have I learnt a lot. My last entry was the 10th May 2015 which I’m a little embarrassed about but as soon as Beau reached the 6 month stage it was like my world […]

When Beau was a Bump 

Yesterday I came across a maternity photo shoot I did when I was 37 weeks pregnant. The photographer has written a beautiful bio about me (view here). My bump was the smallest full-time bump she’d ever seen apparently! (It did suddenly get a lot bigger […]

Help! I’m losing my hair! 

My hair is EVERYWHERE. I brush it and find clumps of it stuck to my brush. I wash it and it clogs up the plug hole. It gets stuck to clothes all the time and for some reason likes to hide in my tumble dryer […]

Sleep deprivation is a b*tch 

I have eye bags under my eye bags. I’m part of #teamnosleep, that elusive group of people who stumble through life on little or no sleep. And when I say stumble…I really mean it – I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve walked […]