I knew that having a baby would change me in many ways. Some of those changes were expected. I wasn’t surprised to be somewhat curvier after having my babies, for instance. Other changes were a little more surprising. While I’d accepted that I might never fit into my pre-pregnancy clothes,… View Post

To Sophie on her last day at preschool

To Sophie on her last day at preschool

Darling Sophie, Today is your last day at preschool. I can’t quite believe that eighteen months have passed since your very first day at preschool. It has been lovely to see how much you’ve enjoyed your time at preschool; to see you grow in confidence and to make new friends.… View Post

The end of preschool and the start of …

The end of preschool and the start of school days – looking back one year on

I can’t quite believe that we’re almost at the end of Jessica’s reception year. It really doesn’t seem possible that three terms have passed by since the start of school. In that time, we’ve both grown so much. In this last year, I’ve watched Jessica learn and grow and become… View Post

Thoughts at 3AM: Sleep deprivation

Thoughts at 3AM: Sleep deprivation

Sleep deprivation is one of the hardest things about parenthood. Nothing really prepares you for it. The mind-numbing, all-consuming exhaustion that comes with a repeated lack of quality sleep. The way it affects your mood and your sanity. Those moments when it seems almost everyone else is sleeping and you… View Post

10 reasons why I’m #RockingMotherhood

10 reasons why I’m #RockingMotherhood

Mummy guilt. We all struggle with it. That little voice in our head that tells us that we’re not doing a good enough job and reminds us of the many ways in which we get things wrong. None of us are perfect. None of us live up to the ideal… View Post

If only I could bottle the moments…

If only I could bottle the moments…

The other night, I was woken by my big girl climbing into our bed and making herself comfy between hubby and me.  As she snuggled against me and fell asleep, I gazed at her little face and my heart melted.  I wished I could capture that moment, bottle it up… View Post