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#PAYPARENTHOODFORWARD: MATHS, SKIN-TO-SKIN AND THE ART OF NARRATION

Abigail Gerrard

#PAYPARENTHOODFORWARD: MATHS, SKIN-TO-SKIN AND THE ART OF NARRATION

In this post we welcome Sam Pantlin from The Naked Midwives (www.thenakedmidwives.co.uk) with her tips on helpful parenting mathematics and why skin-to-skin can be so useful. We also welcome Andrew South (find him as @beard_plus_babe) with his tip for revealing the world to your little one.  Hello, my name is Sam and together with Alex, we are The Naked Midwives. In addition to running this small business, we are both mums (me to 3 girls and Alex to 1 daughter) and practicing midwives.  We started The Naked Midwives to address the number of lovely women we would see in labour...

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#PAYPARENTHOODFORWARD: INSPIRING TRICKY EATERS AND SAVED BY THE SNACKS

Abigail Gerrard

#PAYPARENTHOODFORWARD: INSPIRING TRICKY EATERS AND SAVED BY THE SNACKS

 We have an awful lot of catching up to do! So without delay, this #payparenthoodforward is all about food. In this post we have the very fabulous blogger Lisa Fraser (find her here @diary_of_dylan) giving a top tip to avoid the feared toddler tantrum, alongside close friend and all round wonderful woman, Ellen James with her top tip for fussy eaters.  Hello! I’m Lisa and I’m a first time Mum to my beautiful but sleep evading son Dylan who is 1. We live in Scotland, just outside of Edinburgh with my husband. Alongside my blog and motherhood I work part time as...

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#PAYPARENTHOODFORWARD: BOTTLE FEEDING AND PRAISING THE EFFORT

Abigail Gerrard

#PAYPARENTHOODFORWARD: BOTTLE FEEDING AND PRAISING THE EFFORT

We have been lucky enough to have the very lovely Janey Carey from Mummy Buddy (www.mummybuddy.org.uk) and Lydia Mansi (www.lydiamansi.com) feature on our #payparenthoodforward a little while back. Janey shares some super helpful tips both on giving babies medication and bottle feeding and Lydia has an important parenting philosophy  that was passed down from her own parents.  Janey \   Hi, I'm Janey. I recently set up the Mummy Buddy Programme, connecting first time pregnant women with a dedicated, friendly, local new mum to support them during their transition into motherhood.  I live in West London with my husband Kieran...

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#PAYPARENTHOODFORWARD: LAVENDER, WHITE NOISE AND MUSLIN CLOTHS

Abigail Gerrard

#PAYPARENTHOODFORWARD: LAVENDER, WHITE NOISE AND MUSLIN CLOTHS

So for this #payparenthoodforward we were lucky enough to feature the creative duo behind Luna Creates (www.lunacreates.co.uk), the wonderful Lucy Chalmers and Gina Manns, as well as the UK Blog Award 2018 nominated blogger Claire Ferguson aka Cailyn's Mummy (www.cailynsmummy.com). The Luna creates team share the benefits of lavender oil and white noise in their tips, while Claire gives her tip on how to always be prepared, which was passed down to her from her own mother.  Lucy and Gina  We are very excited to take part in #payparenthoodforward for the amazing Gerrard & Grace. Our names are Lucy &...

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The Gerrard & Grace Christmas Edit

Abigail Gerrard

The Gerrard & Grace Christmas Edit

So with just a week (give or take a day or two) left until many small businesses' last shipping day (19th/20th December to guarantee delivery before the day) we wanted to offer up our very own Christmas edit. At Gerrard & Grace we are all about creating super thoughtful yet practical gift boxes. We think our boxes would make the perfect Christmas present for any parent-to-be or new baby this Christmas. However, we love thoughtful gift boxes no matter who they are for. That's why we have created a Christmas edit for just that - making thoughtful gift boxes for...

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