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Not just a mummy

“I’m just a mummy”. Four words that can slip all too easily off the tongue. Four slightly apologetic words. Four words that diminish that all-important role of raising your child. Why is it that being a mummy is so often seen as such a negative thing? Being tutted at as you try to manoeuvre a buggy through a narrow aisle in a shop or getting frosty looks when eating out with small children because for some reason they haven’t learned that they should be seen and not heard – there are times when being a mummy can feel very much like you are a second-class citizen.… Read more

Me and Mine – April

Being away on holiday for part of April plus having had a couple of days out together mean I’m spoiled for choice for family photos this month.   This is a month I need to remember the next time hubby has a really busy period at work; to remind myself that there are quieter times when we can enjoy plenty of time together as a family.… Read more

Cousin relationships explained

My girls have been enjoying time with cousins from both sides of the family. Some are more distant cousins than others but it’s generally easier just to refer to them all as just “cousin” rather than be more specific.   Cousin relationships often seem quite confusing and thanks to my interest in genealogy, I’m often the person in my family who gets asked to clarify what the specific relationship is.… Read more

Linkys, blog hops and blog carnivals: a guide

Joining in with blog linkys is a great way of finding other blogs to read and becoming part of a wider community of bloggers as well as helping make your own blog more visible to other bloggers. There are a huge range of different linkys out there for bloggers to take part in – some are based around themes, others are much more general.… Read more

The preschool Easter concert

Jessica’s first term at preschool is over and what a lovely way to end it by watching my big girl taking part in her preschool’s Easter concert.

The preschool Easter concert - Little Hearts, Big Love

We had fun last week making an Easter bonnet ready for the concert. We started off with an old straw hat that Grandma had given to Jessica and added some pretty pink ribbon, several Easter chicks, some flowers, sticky foam Easter shapes and some wool to make a nest at the top of the hat.… Read more

Dear Sleep…

Dear Sleep

Remember those good old days when we used to spend hours together, dreaming beautiful dreams, night after night? After a busy day, you were always there waiting with your big warm open arms ready to enfold me. I felt so snuggly and safe in your embrace and those hours we spent together were nearly always blissful ones.… Read more

Beautiful, fleeting moments

Two big blue eyes peek from a cot
A soft, sweet voice is cooing
Two little arms are lifted up
Beautiful, fleeting moments

Chubby arms around my neck
Small head upon my shoulder
My baby snuggling close to me
Beautiful, fleeting moments

Raspberries blown on a bare tum
Tickles, squeals of laughter
Row, row your boat – again, again!… Read more

From the mouths of babes #8

From the mouths of babes is a weekly linky which invites you to share a post, old or new, about something your children have said. Perhaps they have just started babbling for the first time, or said their first definite word. It could be something cute, or funny, or incredibly embarrassing – whatever it is, I’d love to hear all about it.… Read more