Saturday, 12 October 2013


I have a feeling like year speeds up.
It's nearly half of October, than Halloween, Christmas and End of Year...
When the weather was so great, I wasn't thinking about Halloween costumes or Christmas Gifts.
And suddenly, after few quiet weeks, it started to be busy at work, and millions of things to do at home.
Wow. I haven't took all my holiday this year yet!
I sit a whole day at work, so when my boys stay with the nanny or my hubbie I let them wear as much comfortable as I can. I can't think about their style too much, but always look for best quality and a hint of colour:-)
As you maybe could see at one of the pictures, Janek still has to wear an eyepatch. 
We had a short break on holiday. Janek was doing perfect on the control visit in July. When we came back at the end of August, he had very bad day on his eye exam and we came back to eyepatch.
And I can't believe, that it is already two months since we've been there. We're going for the next check-up on Monday. Janek was perfect wearing his patch and glasses, so I hope he made some progress.
Fingers crossed.

Hat - Polarn O'Pyret
Jacket - Polo
Trousers - GAP
Shoes - Adidas

Hat - Polarn O'Pyret
Scarf - Zara
Jacket - Benetton
Trousers - American Marines
Shoes - Adidas

Bike - Imaginarium
Balance Bike - available in Smyths Toys stores

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Are you breastfeeding? - The National Breastfeeding Week and Giveaway!

I shared with you my breastfeeding experience already here. I want to come back to it, because we just have National Breastfeeding Week (1st till 7th of October). 

I read it back too and have no intention to push someone for BF in spite of you. And I have not enough experience to help someone personally to cope with any breastfeeding problems, which can always come up. 
But I can't forget one question, when I went out and started to meet the other people after the birth.
The question was: Are You Breastfeeding?
I really wanted to give try and give my babies all the best, all what's natural for them...but I just had not enough self-confidence, perseverance, physical power...and I had no support from my close family, where my mam didn't breastfeed.
I moved in here from different country, so I didn't know any support groups and lactation consultants too. But that question is still ringing in my head..
What would I do if I had another chance...?
What are you going to do, if you're just pregnant and considering any option? Please, don't give up, before you try - and have a look at,
because "Every breastfeed makes a difference".
To celebrate this year National Breastfeeding Week,
Irish Parenting Bloggers Group organised a Blog March within the topic (huge, warm package of fantastic advices and real, touching or funny stories) and a Giveaway - great prizes from NUK.

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Where the tolerance comes from?

Why do we buy blue cloths for boys and pink for girls?
And only those are available in stores?
Why some toys are aloud for girls only or even same toys are available in two colours only - pink and blue?
What is the outcome of this differentiation?
This things annoyed me since I've got pregnant on the first time.
I was browsing for all the nursery stuff and just discovered it!
I knew I was expecting a boy, but I didn't want to have everything in blue. 
I had to make huge effort to have colourful clothes, cardigans, vests, hats ..for my little boy. And than I met many voices surprised, when the've been asking about a girl, when there was a little boy in the orange buggy...with a red dummy:-)
This is nothing. 
When my little boy was growing up, I wanted to get baby vacuum cleaner - he loved to hoover - but I couldn't get any in different colour than pink!
I am asking WHY is that? 
Boys are not aloud to clean the house? What wrong with it? I think it's part of their development and make them ready for life, when their copying ANY mammy or daddy good behaviour.
And be careful - don't let your boy to play with a baby buggy and doll - it may describe him for a life...
My kids are growing up - when they wear pink or violet t-shirt or even red glasses - they might be watched carefully...
Franek had a bracelet at school. 
The other kids asked him, why? Why is he wearing this, when just girls wearing bracelets..
But do you know what?
How our kids know what is ok or who is a stranger?
They copying us! When we are making our choices under public opinion pressure. They don't know which colours are boys or girls, which toys are boys or girls or which skin colour is better or not. They don't mind to play with everyone or everything. My Franek first ball was pink with a Barbie picture, because only this one was in stock, when I had a need to get one for him...and he still doesn't mind, what is one the picture, but most of adults will asked about it...
I think we should listen to our instincts and kids likes more, before we make a decision.
Have a respect to your own mind and your kid. Be yourself and try to do not teach our kids that sth makes a difference...

We've got an autumn, by the way..
The weather was keeping us in a great mood, specially for the last few weekends. We've got a real "indian summer" here.
My favourite colour of the season this year is a honey yellow.
I've got just this little vest for Janek, to keep him warm, when the weather changes every minute now.
But I've seen many fantastic clothes in this colour.
Chinos, jackets, cardigans and even sport suits...
Love it...its an Autumn, but still very bright and sunny colour:-)

Warm vest - Zara
Shirt - H&M
Trousers - Polarn O'Pyret
Shoes - Clarks