It’s Friday again and time for me to share my Friday Fabulous Five – five of my favourite posts from this week. As always, it’s a mixture of the funny and the thought-provoking – three reflective posts covering birth, maternity leave and parenthood and a couple of funny festive posts. Here are the five posts… Read More
After last week’s dramatic week, I was hoping for a calmer week this week. To some extent that has been the case, mostly due to Sophie being quite She had been a little unsettled on Friday night but seemed back to normal on Saturday morning as we headed off to a Christmas party and was… Read More
This week’s ‘The Prompt’ is ‘I read the news today…’ which reminded me of an assignment I had when I was doing a creative writing course to write a piece based on a news item I had come across that week without using dialogue. Here’s the piece I wrote: The Broken Boys Well, here… Read More
Once again It’s Christmas time Time for mince pies and mulled wine Gifts to buy Don’t overspend! Cards to make, and write, and send Carols to sing A school nativity Decorations up, fairy lights upon the tree Santa comes Riding on his sleigh And leaving gifts for Christmas Day Magic moments Time with family That’s… Read More
There’s been a lot of comments and activity in my social media feeds over the last couple of days about the new NICE guidelines on intrapartum care (care during the birth of a baby) which have been reported as home birth being ‘best’ for many mothers. The NICE guidelines advising women that giving birth at… Read More
Sophie wasn’t too impressed by her first visit to Santa last year and I’m not sure Jessica was that keen either!
For December, I’ve swapped out the books on the girls’ bookcase and replaced them with Christmassy books instead. Next year I might be organised enough to wrap some for a book Advent calendar but this year we’ll just pick one each day to read together. We have a mixture of board books for Sophie and… Read More