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A black and white photo of Jessica behind the stairgate

Black & White Photography Project Week 2

Another old photo this week:   Jessica was just over a year old at this point and starting to become much more mobile which meant the stairgate became a necessity!…

Me and hubby at a friend's wedding

Me and You – July 2014

Last week hubby and I celebrated our fifth wedding anniversary. It has become a bit of a tradition to watch our wedding video again on our anniversary and relive all…

The explosion at the end of the pirate show at Legoland

Silent Sunday 20/07/14

The handwritten version of my spiral poem on "Anger"


A little trigger Anger starts to simmer Try to take a deep breath and calm down Tension is growing Anger’s embers are glowing Shoulders tensing, jaw clenching and frown Anger…

Crawling - this week's word of the week

Word of the Week 18/07/14 – Crawling

Life has suddenly become a lot more fun this week as Sophie has started crawling. Yes, my baby is now on the move and getting around at some speed. Life…

Jessica's painting of a fish

Pre-schools and painting

Jessica will be getting her funding for pre-school from January next year and so we have started to look at the pre-schools near us in preparation for this. We are…

A heart with the text "Heart to Heart" on one side and a picture of hands making a heart over a child's chest with the text "A linky for sharing posts about CHD"

Heart to Heart – July 2014

Our journey as a heart family began just over three years ago at a routine 20 week scan. We arrived at the scan that morning as excited parents-to-be, looking forward…

A freezer drawer full of frozen expressed breastmilk

Expressing and sharing

I have been a breastfeeding mama for just over two years in total. In that time I have done a lot of expressing. From the days after Jessica’s birth when…

Sophie in my arms shortly after being born

Black & White Photography Project Week 1

This is one of my favourite photos ever. It captures the moment when Jessica met baby Sophie for the very first time. Unfortunately as the room was fairly dim and…

Jessica looking at one of the Pretty Jessica roses in the garden

Silent Sunday 13/07/14