As E’s first birthday is fast approaching (T minus 5 days) I’ve found myself reminiscing about the past year and appreciating a lot of things that I haven’t even really thought about before. The first being just how much she really has changed. I know every parent says this and it is very true, but … Continue reading The Little Things
Being a mum can be a lonely place, even though you’re begging for some alone time.
As my favourite band says “opinions like arseholes on days like today, everyone’s got one” and don’t we all know it! Now, I know one of the biggest pet peeves of a new mum is the sudden influx of opinions of everyone you’ve ever met on how to raise your kid. But, seriously, it’s true. … Continue reading Opinions, opinions, everywhere.
So, this is it. The end of another year and what a year it's been. On the 31st of January, I gave birth to the most amazing little girl. I knew that it would be hard work, but I think nothing can ever prepare you for the mental and physical changes you're going to go … Continue reading And in to 2020…
I think this is a day that a lot of mums (and dads) dread. The day your little one starts nursery. There are two main things I feel mums really worry about: It means that maternity leave is coming to an end and you've also got to put on real clothes and go back to … Continue reading Starting Nursery…
I know people say that life flies by when you have kids; before you know it they're out of the door and starting their own adult life. Before I had E, I thought life went quickly, so how much quicker could it actually seem? Well, apparently, a tremendous amount. I can't believe that E is … Continue reading Ten Months in…
Whenever I was asked by a midwife or consultant how I was going to feed my baby my response was always "I'm going to try breastfeeding and see how I get on". I knew that some people didn't get on with it, some stopped after 6 months and that a fed baby is best; whichever … Continue reading Living that Boob Life
I wanted to write something for E. She is the one who made me a mother and I want her to know that I thank her every day. Dear E, I don't really know what to say or how to start this letter; other than I love you. You are truly an amazing little girl … Continue reading A Letter to my Daughter
Everyone tells you things they wish they'd known before they had kids. Myself included. However, as I had quite a few friends (and very honest ones at that) who had already battled newborns and toddlers, I had some idea of what to expect; or so I thought! So, rather than 10 things I wish I'd … Continue reading Ten Things I Wish I’d Understood
I’m sick of feeling guilty about everything I do as a mum. Are you?