I have a problem. Lately I seem to be surgically attached to my mobile phone. I think we all are (aren't we?). It's been going on for a while now. I see it up and down the land from playgrounds to boardrooms and I don't want to be that girl.
Oliver had a fabulous 3rd birthday party with a few friends yesterday (27 being a few *cough). Held at a well known private leisure centre it was Thomas the Tank Engine themed (O's obsessed with that excitable little train and declared on seeing his cake, "I'd like to eat the funnel and boiler first Mama"). I might have had to ask him to show me which part was the boiler. What?
Yesterday my baby child turned 3! 3 whole, flipping years! It seems like yesterday I brought him home from hospital all tiny and sweet (now he asks me questions I can't answer like, "If lions can't talk, why can Raa-Raa, Mama?" Well Cbeebies, what have you got to say for yourself?
It's funny because despite being a filmmaker, I mostly tend to leave the photographs to my fabulously talented husband Peter. He's a pro (although his day job is in IT) and is repped by the biggest photographic agency in the world.
Jessica Huie is an award winning entrepreneur (Daily Mail's Enterprising Young Brit Award, Evening Standard's Most Inspirational Entrepreneur, Glamour Magazine's Power List... the list goes on) and she is founder of multi racial greeting card and gift brand Color blind Cards www.colorblindcards.com and JH Public Relations.
Those who know me, erm, know I like a BIG blow dry. When I can't make it to the salon, I swear by Moroccanoil (everything) and in particular for curly girl's dream do's: Morrocan Oil Curl Defining Mousse.
Wow, a big day for a big boy. Forget big today was massive. Momentous. Huge. Like the opening ceremony of the Olympics or when Robbie left Take That (then rejoined 15 years later)...Drumroll... It was Oliver's first day at preschool... although anyone would think it was my first day at school, I was so flipping nervous.
What was it like to be a blind child in the 1800s and how have life conditions changed since? That’s what the Royal London Society for Blind People, will be exploring in a new online exhibition throughout 2013 as part of their 175th anniversary celebrations.
If 2012 was sponsored by Carlsberg, it would (probably) be my best year yet. I got the birth I wish I'd had with my first born Oliver, with my second son Alexander. A truly joyous elective that had me declaring I could do it all over again the second he was...
Casting director of feature films, shorts, commercials and music videos, working with everyone from Tinnie Tempah to David Beckham and also casting award winning Resident Evil ads and Blind Faith promo, super positive Nicci Topping answers questions for Wonderful Women Wednesday 'The Interview'.
If having a baby wasn't enough to make me realise my first born, Oliver (nearly 3) was no longer a baby, then moving to pre-school imminently has truly cemented it. I looked around the pre-school last week as...
Check out the funny things my kid has been saying..
STOP. EVERYTHING. NOW (yes I'm shouting).
When author and relational psychotherapist Vivien Sabel contacted me on twitter to kindly send me her book The Blossom Method™ - The Revolutionary Way to Communicate With Your Baby from Birth-I was close to having my second child Alexander and thought I'd honestly read enough literature on communicating with babies over the years.
I found this picture of Oliver the other day (then nearly 2) in an adorable little Santa's outfit and thought I'd share it with you! One year is such a long time for toddlers, Oliver has become a lively, independent little chap who wouldn't let me dress him as Santa this year! (Not fair!) I’ll hopefully get one more wear out of it with Baby Alexander then I might have to consider passing it onto someone else or recycling it with other baby clothes.
The lovely folks at bed-e-byes recently sent us a fabulous bedding set for baby Alexander's cot. Named Bramble and Smudge Coverlet 5 piece Bedding Bale, it's the perfect set for his minimalist style nursery (matching his Mama and Papa's mobile) and the cream colour scheme.
Uju Asika is the mum of 2 delicious boys, ages 3 and 6, and the founder of Babes about Town, a city guide and curator of all things cool for kids and families in London and beyond. She’s also a freelance writer, social media consultant and a screenwriter for the hit Nigerian TV soap Tinsel, produced by South African company M-Net and broadcast across 45 countries.