Smacking Children: Should We Protect Children With a Smacking Ban?

Should the UK put a ban on smacking children? Or is smacking ok, and parents should be allowed to discipline how they like?
All I can say on this is it’s about bloody time.

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Having a Breakdown With Postnatal Depression

I’m not going to lie, Sunday night I had what can only be described as a little bit of a breakdown with postnatal depression. So I’m going to do what I’ve always done since the very first post on this blog. And talk about my mental health and this little breakdown that I had. Having a Breakdown with Postnatal Depression I had a rough week in general last week. I wasn’t in a really bad place in terms of my depression, I’ve certainly been in worse, but for whatever reason, I just didn’t feel connected with Isabelle again. It all started on Tuesday…

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Walking 100,000 Steps with Fitbit: Earning the Olympian Sandal Badge

This time last year, I randomly decided to leave the house in the middle of the night and walk for the next 14 hours until I hit 100,000 steps on my FitBit. Why? Just to earn the Olympian Sandal badge. I’ll be honest and admit that I don’t really have a worthwhile reason behind doing it other than for that badge. I’ve had Fitbit since April 2015, and as of this writing I am currently on 19,287,747 life time steps. I’m a postman, so it’s almost like I cheat. There’s no reason for me to quote that figure other than I think it…

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IKEA Antilop Highchair Insert Review with Messy Me

I said in a previous review that the material used by Messy Me would be much more suited to something like a splash-mat, bib or highchair insert than a changing bag. Well, since we’re currently giving three meals a day to Isabelle, and therefore need something much easier to clean, I’m back here, writing a review for their highchair inserts for the IKEA Antilop. Pros of the Messy Me Insert for the IKEA Antilop As you can imagine, with the oilcloth material that Messy Me uses, it is very easy to clean. And cleaning up is something you will quickly…

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Isablog #22 – Ups and Downs Again with Depression

As you may already know with this blog, I like to keep things honest. So I’m going to start things off by saying this week started with me struggling. This isn’t the first time since considering myself clear of postnatal depression that I’ve struggled, and I know that it won’t be the last. Depression is a massive part of my life, and it’s always going to be there; I think at this point, it’s just a fact. I’m not going to go too heavy into details about why I might have struggled, but suffice it to say, that I very…

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