Welcome to Navigating Baby

This is the tale of a tired daddy, a frazzled mummy and their 4 crazy, but lovely littles. We share our chaos and all we have learnt along the way whilst navigating parenting/

Low Calorie Chicken Wrap Recipe

I have finally decided I need to lose this baby weight and so here is what I had for my first lunch on my new diet.  This recipe is for a low calorie chicken wrap and there is no reason you couldn’t also give this to the kids although I would check they like the […]

Staying Calm whilst Potty Training

Staying calm whilst potty training is so difficult.  I have received the message loud and clear that I mustn’t get annoyed when he has accidents and that the focus has to be on encouraging the good behaviour and not punishing the bad.  I know that an accident isn’t bad behaviour, but honestly sometimes my little […]

Weekend Away

So it’s 8am I’m wide awake and the day has started normal for a mum of two you might think, but I am on a girls weekend away in Barcelona and I could have had a lie in – annoying! I didn’t think I would ever be able to go away and leave my boys […]

returning to work

Navigating Returning to Work

Navigating returning to work as a mummy of two has been just as it sounds a journey.  I wrote previously about the decision of whether to return to work or not and since then my husband and I have looked at loads of options.  We realised pretty quickly that for us it would not work […]

Cheesy Veggie Pasta

This simple recipe for cheesy veggie pasta is a great one pot meal suitable for the whole family.  It also makes a great speedy meal for kids as it can be frozen in individual portions and defrosted when heated.  It needs no further accompaniments.  If in your household there is a daddy who must have meat in every meal, as there is in […]

Having two children

So what’s it like having two children? This is a question I asked anyone and everyone from about 6 months pregnant with my second. It was at this point that I began to freak out. Would I be able to cope? How would I manage and balance the needs of both? Everyone assured me it […]

Potty Training Stubborn Boy

So here we are in week three of potty training and I am dealing with a very stubborn boy.  Potty training stubborn boy is currently summing up my existence. He is just like a mini me and that is hugely frustrating as I don’t whether to laugh at ‘me’ or get irritated by his seeming […]

Potty training children with Autism

Our nanny’s brother has autism and she was recently telling me about the differences between potty training children with autism and those without.  As another mummy has also asked me about this I thought I would share the things that she told me.  I hasten to add that I am certainly no expert even on potty […]

Cheap Family Meals – Pasta Bake

Cheap family meals are what I am always seeking and I just recently remembered another which was one of my favourites; my mum’s pasta bake.  We often used to have this as children and I would always be left wanting more.  I mean cheese, pasta, tomato and mince what’s not to like… As a mummy I am […]

My 10 worst bits of daddyhood

Being a daddy is great most of the time, but as with everything there are some things that we could live without so this is a post about my 10 worst bits of daddyhood.  Ultimately I would never want to change any of it as my boys mean the world to me, but I like […]