The rollercoaster; being a franchise owner in a pandemic.

Holy Moly, 2020 has been such a journey already for everyone hasn’t it! I am a small business owner owning KalmaBaby Stockton and kalmababy Sunderland, both franchises of the amazing kalmababy children’s yoga provider. I am a mother, a wife and a registered mental...

Birth expectations – ‘expect the unexpected!’

When I was pregnant with my first baby 11 years ago (wow where did that time go!!) I had all kinds of expectations of how the birth would be. This was before One Born Every Minute had been on TV so I only had Hollywood or Soap Opera birth experiences to go by which I...

Ain’t no party like Birthday Party in Lockdown

Birthday Plans for Charlie As Charlie’s 3rd Birthday approached, the whole family and his friends were extremely excited.  We had a party with a bit of a difference planned.  We had an outdoor adventure scheduled for the 28th of March, (Charlie’s actual Birthday) on...
Birth expectations – ‘expect the unexpected!’

Birth expectations – ‘expect the unexpected!’

When I was pregnant with my first baby 11 years ago (wow where did that time go!!) I had all kinds of expectations of how the birth would be. This was before One Born Every Minute had been on TV so I only had Hollywood or Soap Opera birth experiences to go by which I...

Ain’t no party like Birthday Party in Lockdown

Ain’t no party like Birthday Party in Lockdown

Birthday Plans for Charlie As Charlie’s 3rd Birthday approached, the whole family and his friends were extremely excited.  We had a party with a bit of a difference planned.  We had an outdoor adventure scheduled for the 28th of March, (Charlie’s actual Birthday) on...

Twins you say?

Twins you say?

Picture the scene, I’m 8 weeks (ish) pregnant, over the initial shock (not planned, but very wanted!) and starting to get used to this whole carrying another living being inside of me.   I’m just doing a quick run to Tesco when bang, someone crashes into the back...

Lockdown living: home-working with two young kids

Lockdown living: home-working with two young kids

My name is Sam, i'm 32 and I live with my husband, our six year old son and almost two year old daughter.  My husband and I are very lucky to be working from home. As we have an absolute hurricane of a toddler, as well as our 6 year old, it's not possible for us both...

How to thrive in any situation

How to thrive in any situation

Thriving, Adjective: prosperous and growing; flourishing What does it mean to thrive to you? To me it means to be able to have a mindset of being able to just go with flow of life. I’m generally a planner, however, when I find I let go and live a little without the...

Baby Massage- how it helped me to bond with my son.

Baby Massage- how it helped me to bond with my son.

I would describe my son’s birth as one of, if not THE, most traumatic experiences of my life. He came into this world, all 9lb 1oz of him, by emergency c-section. My antenatal class has frightened us all to death about emergency sections and here I was, exhausted,...

How to feed your soul

How to feed your soul

Let’s face it, there are times now more than ever, this feeling of being stuck in a rut is more apparent in our lives. It’s a feeling of flatness maybe a little stress or anxiety? If so, then it’s definitely time to nourish your soul.   Your soul, what is it?...

Da Do Ron (Rona) Ron, Da Da Do Ron Ron-A grandparents blog

Da Do Ron (Rona) Ron, Da Da Do Ron Ron-A grandparents blog

Never written a blog before….so here goes…be kind! Covid Bloody 19 – stealing loved ones to meet their maker far sooner than they or their families imagined, robbing the world of any day to day normality, businesses small and large struggling and likely to go under....

Enjoying enforced family time!

Enjoying enforced family time!

Okay so; we are all aware of the situation right now. We are all stocking up on wine/gin/prosecco/chocolate/more wine. We know things are about to get challenging. So here are some of our top tips on surviving Enforced Family Time! 1. Yoga! Come on now; you knew we’d...