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

Now you are three

Now you are three

Darling Sophie Today you are three years old.  Those three years since you were born have passed by in the blink of an eye.  No longer a baby, no longer really a toddler – you are a little girl who likes to be as independent as possible.  “I can do… View Post

A moment when I am just mummy and …

A moment when I am just mummy and nothing more

There are days when motherhood feels overwhelming. Days when the to-do list seems too long and the time too short.  Days when I feel like I am trying to juggle too many balls in the air.  Days when tempers flare too easily; when the small irritations feel like last straws. … View Post