When I first found out that Saajan had Down Syndrome, I had a perception of what it was – accounts like Karen’s for her son Caleb who..
It was our first holiday as a family of four. To say I was nervous to travel with a tornado toddler and a teething baby is an understateme..
Christmas is one of my favourite times of year but boy oh boy do I feel sluggish after. It’s pretty common for a lot of us to start the ne..
We used the Hauck Sit and Relax high chair with Arjun purely because it was one of the few that enabled a slightly reclined option for you..
As you’ve probably gathered, it’s really important to me that my children are well cultured and also learn to read, write and speak Punjab..
I can’t believe I’ve barely blogged and almost a year has passed, I still don’t feel entirely ready to share my initial moments as relivin..
My little saviours …
For those of you that have been following us for a while will know that I started my blog as an ou..
It was definitely a trip we’d longed for! If you’ve been following our blog for a while, you’ll know that due to the surprise that was Saa..
If you’re following us on social media, you would’ve seen several facts about Down Syndrome throughout the month of October. I hope we..
As well as the gorgeous sun, sea and sand and a much needed break, our recent trip to Gran Canaria also welcomed a little acceleration in ..
This post is ridiculously late (a year and a half!)– this always happens with holiday posts as I have a gazillion pictures and always stru..
One of my absolute favourite things about blogging is the opportunities it opens up for Arjun and Saajan! As you all know, Arjun is the bi..
Most children like bright and textured toys, however with Saajan, due to his developmental delays, I’ve had to seek toys that he finds ext..
For those of you that have been following us for a while, you’ll know Arjun is the biggest Paw Patrol fan! Arjun was super lucky to receiv..
There are some people that are terrified of Down Syndrome … and then there are some who’s hearts desire more of it after unexpectedly ex..
As everyone knows, I love party planning – decorating is my absolute favourite thing to do at an event! My sister, Harv, and I recently ho..
I was super excited to receive the Skip Hop Suite olive backpack for review. Now that I have two little ones in tow, lugging around two ba..
I can’t believe our little tornado is 3. I’ve found the last few months particularly heartbreaking as we’ve been so emotionall..
I’m not sure how you would’ve landed here – either you’re someone that follows our blog already and are embarking on this journe..
I started weaning Arjun when he was about 4.5 months old. I was super excited as he was my first and was so eager to get on with it! It’s ..
Thank you for your messages of concern – asking if all is ok as we’ve been MIA … things have been a little crazy here … what a journe..
As requested by many, here’s a quick tutorial on how I do Arjun’s hair. Apologies for the amateur camera quality!! And it was a ..
I’ve had lots of messages requesting my cheat Skinny Quorn Chicken & Mushroom pie recipe. It’s super quick and easy and it’s p..
There are definitely a few pregnancy related things that I enjoy even outside of pregnancy! Maternity leggings and pregnancy pillows being..
So, my kid has Down’s Syndrome. I never really knew what Down’s Syndrome was, I could easily identify it and tell if someone had Down’s Sy..
I know I should be thinking about the bubbly and exciting times ahead, but before that I know I have to do one of the hardest things I’ll ..
In one word? Survival.
I don’t have a long list of my goals. Upon reflection, last time, I had a long mental list of things I’d do with ..
Being vegetarian and pregnant, I’ve always battled with protein and iron. Surprisingly with this pregnancy I’ve managed to maintain a good..
I’m fortunate enough to have two sisters who decided to host a mini baby sprinkle for me. I had a big one when pregnant with Arjun with al..
Christmas is one of my most favourite times of the year but with so many get togethers and also hosting Christmas Day, things can get a li..
If you’ve been following us for a while, you’ll know my first birth didn’t quite go to plan. I was really excited for labour the first tim..
With two dogs, a mucky toddler and a new baby, our house is going to be pretty chaotic! I’m totally not ready for it but I’ve done my best..
Having grown up with two sisters, it was always my dream to have at least two children so they always had each other (God willing). The tw..
I remember having a beautifully formatted spreadsheet my last pregnancy – planning everything to the T. Ensuring my hospital bag covered a..
If you haven’t come across the Miles Kelly “Convertible” books collection, you’re really missing out!
We first came across them through a..
It’s a question I get asked a lot! It’s definitely been different but I guess every pregnancy would be regardless of all the old wives tal..
For those of you that know me, will know my hair has a life of its own and washing and straightening it is always like a bloody military o..
I can’t believe the day has come – the reality that everyone knew was dawning upon us, but the one that no one really thought would happen..
No idea where to start with this post but I’m hoping unloading my thoughts will help me a) clear my head b) rationalise my thoughts. I al..
I’ve had lots of messages asking about potty training and how we went about it. I’m not sure when the “correct” time to officially class y..
What a nightmare taking Arjun to the hospital for appointments, even with Preetam there! He’s non stop!
Today was different though, I do..
With a little intruder making his way in to our room every night and all of us getting little to no sleep, we decided it was time to do so..
Big deal right?! It is in my world.
It’s the first “proper” challenge I’ve faced alone with Arjun since being pregnant. I woke up this m..
As you probably know, the last few weeks Arjun and I have been living with my parents as our house is currently a hazardous zone with majo..
I’ve really been putting this blog post off for ages. I’ve made lots of random notes in my phone but just haven’t felt like writing it up ..
Isn’t it crazy that almost all of us wish the days away – like how a lot of us count down to Friday from a Monday. Literally wishing time ..
I’ll always get the odd inspection from someone in the room – especially when meeting the older generation! It inspired me to write a post..
I can’t believe it’s been over a week since the unimaginable happened and it STILL hasn’t quite sunk in – my teeny tiny blog wit..
Following on from my reviews of Fusion Lifestyle Leisure Centres, they have recently published the below article which is definitely thoug..
Do you ever feel like your phone is your best friend and worst enemy at the same time?
Last night for the first time ever Arjun asked me “..
Oh my goodness! I still cannot believe Baby Brain Memoirs was crowned Best Pre School Blog (OH EM GEE!!!) in the nations largest b..
Arjun is such an independent little boy but he loves the company of other children. We told him we were pregnant quite soon after finding ..
Given Arjun hasn’t been for a swimming lesson since he was a tiny tot, I was quite excited. He absolutely loves being in the pool when on ..
With the hustle and bustle of life right now, I promptly accepted when I was invited to try pregnancy yoga at Isleworth Leisure Centre. Th..
The list is endless but these are my top 13!
1) Egg … there are no words
2) The smell of Indian cooking (I’m ok once it’s cooled down..
It still feels pretty surreal to be honest, I’ve not really had the time to absorb what’s going on and what’s about to hit us! With major ..
Never ever did I even think about what pregnancy after a c section would be like. I thought about the type of labour I’d prefer second tim..
My memories of Brentford Leisure Centre are of the wave pool as a little girl. I’d never visited the softplay area and was looking forward..
Tonight Arjun melted my heart. I’m lying in my bed, feeling the soft kicks of my unborn baby and hearing the soft snores of my little monk..
I hadn’t been to Heston pool since primary school days where I’d try and dodge swimming lessons like the plague!
I had a quick browse of ..
He’s going to be a big brother! … Baby B is due January 2017 and we’re all so excited and so grateful to God for another blessing! 🙏🏼
I was asked to review the SheaMoisture range by online store My Luxe Kids. I jumped at the chance given I was on the lookout for something..
I can’t believe my baby has turned 2! It’s crazy! I felt like I had a lot more time to absorb Arjun turning 1 than I have absorbing him tu..
Many people have asked me “what makes you happy?”. I think I’m quite a pessimist by nature and answering that question has often left me ..
I mean you’re such a big part of our lives, I almost feel like I’m being a mean girl by not dedicating a post to the most ..
What a year it’s been. Last year I seemed somewhat more aware of the passing of time. Life felt a little slower – like I had the chance to..
These are great for dinner parties or Mexican themed nights. I created this recipe from scratch and was pleasantly surprised with how yumm..
I can’t believe next month I’ll be posting about his 2 year update. How did that happen?! Time just seems to be running away and I can’t s..
I’ve been very sloppy with Arjun’s updates which I’m super annoyed at myself about (he turns 23 Months tomorrow!)! These posts along with ..
Eek! Today I was sent a picture of us in a newspaper by a school friend/blog followers, my favourite part is how they’ve cropped Arjun’s h..
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In case you missed it, you can still hear our radio interview from the BBC Asian Network here ..
“Mother”: definitely one of the most challenging titles I’ve had … the pressures from society, the looks of disapproval from your nearest ..
Given we’re in a bit of an inbetween state with the weather at the moment (the glorious sun doesn’t seem to want to stay for longer than a..
For Mother’s Day, I had planned on not cooking very much for the afternoon tea we were hosting. I know I know, lazy right? I was still pre..
Arjun’s 5th holiday was definitely one to remember! It was our most challenging by far and the furthest away from what we’ve known holiday..
Today I was invited to the BBC Asian Network for our first ever radio interview with The Real Nihal.
I was so nervous on the build up to ..
Wow oh wow! I am so overwhelmed and so shocked! Out of over 8,000 amazing bloggers, I have been shortlisted as one of jus..
I’ve been meaning to try these for a while. I love toad in the hole and I wanted to create an egg free recipe. Although the Quorn cocktail..
It’s crazy how a year has flown by. I remember this time last year sitting on the decking of our beautiful water villa watching the gorgeo..
I’ve been meaning to write this post for ages and given its C Section Awareness Month, I figured now would be a good time to put it toget..
Today I did something I never thought I’d do. Something I’ve always had a huge fear of. The thought of it always made me feel panicked.
Wednesday 13th April was the 317th Sikh new year. If you’d like to read more about Vaisakhi, you can do so in my blog post on Arjun’s firs..
Believe it or not, I’m not actually that adventurous in the kitchen and don’t often try new things. Last week I was really craving a warmi..
A month late but here it is!
This month has honestly been the month of the whinge! And I think the root cause of it is Arjun’s frustratio..
“He’ll get to try lots of different foods as it’s all prepared” … He opts for a bowl of olives. Every. Damn. Time.
“He’ll relax ni..
I’ve had lots and lots of requests for this recipe since I posted a picture of them online earlier, so here it is!
It was the first time ..
These pinwheels are a favourite in my house! They certainly haven’t helped my waist but they taste so good! Perfect comfort food … They..
So excited to be featured in the Tots100 Bloggers in Business!
You can check out the full article here.
I’m damned if I do and I’m damned if I don’t …
1) If I leave him places, I’m a rubbish mum for not spending every precious moment wi..
Happy Mother’s Day! I can’t believe it’s my second Mother’s Day already. Time is honestly flying – my first Mother’s Day doesn’t feel like..
I was recently contacted by Adam to share a top Mother’s Day health tip to be featured in a Mother’s Day eBook as part of a campaign along..
To the woman that aggressively just told my son to “shh be quiet people are sleeping” on the day flight back from Abu Dhabi as you visited..
Not only am I so blessed to be the mother of such a special little boy, but I’m so grateful to God for honouring me with the title of moth..
19 months?! Seriously! I can’t comprehend this whole time moving so fast thing. I’m really struggling with it. I can’t believe soon I’ll b..
Preetam and I are often the receivers of the words “you guys really need to start leaving Arjun places”.
This is a huge bugbear of mine..
I always get asked random questions about my hair – be it through the blog, when we’re out shopping by strangers or from friends, family a..
I absolutely love this place so much! There are several things to do here all in one place and you’re guaranteed to have a good time. W..
Better late than never right?! … Given Arjun turned 19 months today, I thought this was a relevant throwback!
We had a fun filled ph..
A few people have asked about the products I use on my face and what my daily make up routine is. So here goes!
Face scrub: ..