Today’s BEDAOutmumbered prompt invites us to share the contents of our handbag. I don’t have a handbag these days. My change bag has taken its place – the bag that hubby refers to as my ‘Mary Poppins’ bag and having completely unpacked it for the purposes of this post (and… View Post

Word of the Week – Challenging

Word of the Week – Challenging

Feeling quite sleep-deprived this week and so my word of the week is: For me, sleep (or the lack of it!) is one of the most challenging things about motherhood. Sophie, beautiful wonderful baby though she is, is a bit of a pickle when it comes to bedtime. Getting her… View Post

Stress and supply

Stress and supply

I have posted before about the early days of breastfeeding Jessica, or more accurately, expressing and her getting my milk via a tube for the first week or so until she was finally able to breastfeed at about ten days old. Fast forward a few days from that first proper… View Post

My best friends

My best friends

My twin sister and her best friend met on the first day of infant school and have been best friends ever since. I envy her that friendship – it must be wonderful to have such a close friend with whom you share so much history and memories. I have had… View Post

Memories of my dad

Memories of my dad

Today’s BEDAOutmumbered prompt invites us to share a special memory. Some of my most beautiful memories come from my wedding day which was a truly magical day. Naturally most of these memories are of myself and hubby sharing some very special moments but the ones I’d like to share are… View Post

First signing certificate

First signing certificate

Last week I had a very proud mummy moment with Sophie when she got her first signing certificate at Tiny Talk for being able to clap her hands (and she also did ‘signing’ hands for the first time at the class too!). Sophie has been coming along to Jessica’s toddler… View Post

WW1 Centenary – Lights Out

WW1 Centenary – Lights Out

“The lamps are going out all over Europe, we shall not see them lit again in our lifetime.” (Sir Edward Grey, 3 August 1914) As we drove through sleepy Flanders villages on our holiday around France and Belgium back in June, we passed a military cemetery. I was suddenly struck… View Post