Bye Bye Buggy

Bye Bye Buggy

I’ve had a lot of different buggies over the last few years, singles, doubles, big ones and small ones.

Obaby Zoom

They’ve all been great, I’ve never really found one that I didn’t like, but by far my favourite has been the Obaby Zoom. Having a longer design rather than a side by side layout, it is different to push, the weight distribution takes some getting used to, but it’s so much easier to get through doorways and the seats are really spacious and comfy. I bought it second hand from a lady on Facebok and it came with two toddler seats and a carrycot, the seats come off and turn around to be forward or rear facing, plus the basket underneath is huge! You can fit so much shopping in, it’s amazing.



I had it for almost a year, so you can imagine my heartbreak when Mikey’s toddler seat snapped! It was due to being put away at an awkward angle and then being jumped on by Mikey. So I contacted Obaby and they confirmed they don’t make this design of seat anymore, so I looked on Ebay, Gumtree and Preloved it came up with nothing, there were plenty of the prams for sale but no toddler seats alone.

Safety First Double Stroller

This buggy is just amazing and so handy, I’m devastated it just isn’t practical longterm for us now, I still have the carrycot and one toddler seat, so I can ferry Nicole and Mikey about, but for longer walks up to an hour to town, then walking around and back I can’t expect Jack to walk all that way and to be honest if I wanted to actually get somewhere on time it wasn’t practical. So I decided to look for something new, I scrolled through triple buggies but nothing appealed to me, so I’ve settled on this cute one that seems to fold up really easy, it’s the Safety First Double Stroller:


Ama Wrap

So it won’t be any different to when I go out on my own with all three, I’ll have Nicole in my Ama Wrap and the boys both in the buggy. I’m excited to start with a new buggy and Jack’s extremely excited to see it, but I will be sad to see my Obaby go, I can still sell it on because it’s perfectly good for a toddler and newborn.


Hopefully I’ll make fond memories with our new buggy, it comes tomorrow so I’ll post pictures when it’s here!


A break from blogging

So  I’ve had a bit of a break from blogging the last few months. I’ve really missed it and feel there are so many things I have missed recording about my little monkey’s.

To re-cap I have two little boys Jack (2.5 yrs) and Michael (1.5 yrs) and write about all the trials and tribulations of being their mummy. Since I stopped blogging things have changed quite a lot, I am now expect a baby GIRL!

I will talk about my pregnancy more in upcoming posts but I’m still in shock it is a girl!

I just wanted to write a quick post about why I haven’t been blogging for a while, there has been no major reason other than life just getting in the way.

So now I have my 2yr old, 1 yr old, 20 weeks Pregnancy and my wedding in 8 weeks! Safe to say I have plenty to write about…..


A child too far?

When I read a headline in the news “Women has been abandoned whilst pregnant” I shudder, nobody wants to be left heartbroken explaining to their children that Daddy isn’t going to live with them any more. We may be mothers, designed to withstand a high level of stress but we are still human.

So you’ve read the above paragraph, you feel sorry for this woman right? Well I missed out some of the headline…

“Woman claims she has been abandoned whilst pregnant with twelfth child”

I have missed these words purposely to show your reaction and how cleverly this has been written. First there is the word claims. Most women don’t claim their husband has left them, claim is a word used when someone is accusing another person of theft or drug taking, not for leaving a relationship. I assume the word claims has been used alongside the words twelfth child, as it draws attention, without knowing it we assume this lady is on benefits, which she is, but do you think differently of her broken heart now you know she’s on benefits?

Then we come to her twelfth child, don’t get me wrong, I can’t see how anyone could cope and show enough attention and love to 12 children, but she has. Do you now have less sympathy for her because she has so many children?

Maybe she deserves more sympathy because her and her husband may have had a routine to care for their brood, now she’s left alone this will be in tatters.

Did your opinion change after reading the second headline?

Does this woman deserve our sympathy?

Or should she have stopped at our society’s ‘normal’ number of children?

Share your views…