Hello readers, Gosh I have been slacking of late with my blog haven't I?! Thing is, Fidget got a terrible cough and cold, and kindly shared his love with me...so since Christmas I have been battling feeling rubbish, with all the usual cold aches and pains. Thankfully, I am finally feeling better - just in … Continue reading Half term fun!
I am terrible in that I haven't actually written anything properly and then published it in ages... There are loads of excuses and reasons why and I could bore you but I wont. Honestly, I re-read some of the half-drafted posts and thought 'boring; jumping on a bandwagon; no idea what the point of that … Continue reading Festive Cheer
Between Fidget's birthday and a mass load of stuff going on I have nine half-written articles that need finishing and publishing on my blog. I am sorry I'm rubbish at the moment. But, to lighten your day check out this video of Tim Minchin giving an address with nine life lessons...he isn't wrong! Write more … Continue reading Too many words
A friend of mine recently confessed that they had a miscarriage earlier this year and it really hit them hard. Not just because it was unexpected (the miscarriage), but because she already has a baby so knows her body can do it. How could it let her down and betray her so? Another friend of … Continue reading Rainbow Babies
How is it that you start one thing on your list and instead of getting that done, 10 more things get added to the list instead? Like, The Mr will ask for me to do something and now my response is: 'I'll add that to my list.'; usually that means the bottom of the list … Continue reading The constant list in my head
I've had a rough few nights lately, perhaps the worst in my parenting history. Wriggler and Fidget have both got the seal-like-bark-cough. They have been poorly before, but never in a coordinated attack. So thank god for calpol otherwise we would not have made it...but my supplies were running low this morning and I braved a … Continue reading I’m grumpy and tired so I’ll keep it short – but leave parent/child parking for those with kids!
Wriggler has started school. Reception. Apple class...no biggie. I mean, last year (when he started Preschool) we were both wrecks, crying, snotty and desperate to see each other after a couple of hours. Fidget didn't bat an eyelid at 'Bubba' not being around... This year was a bit different. I was determined to hold it … Continue reading The start of a new chapter
Apparently, as I was born after 1982, I am a Millennial; so it was with great interest that I read (yet another) Daily Mail article: 'Young, highly educated and proud to be a housewife: The millennial mothers who are happy to put their family before their careers'. You know what, these women make sense to … Continue reading Millennial Wifey
So, a couple of friends of mine have recently given birth and having just had Wriggler's fourth birthday, I got to thinking - what do you actually need when you give birth...and on those 'amazing' lists given by the baby bibles, what did they miss or what were they wrong about? Well, firstly, don't pack … Continue reading What do you actually need when you go into labour?
The pressure to get it right and not pass on the 'duck-ups' from your childhood is immense and I swing between moments of 'Halleluja' I got that bit right, to 'Holy Moly...that bombed'. I cant help but reflect back on things in my childhood that weren't easy and think now how when I see similar … Continue reading Raising little people is hard!