This week (12-18 May) is Children’s Heart Week. I have two beautiful daughters, one of whom has a severe and complex congenital heart defect (CHD) called hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS). This means that the left side of her heart is severely underdeveloped. We first discovered that Jessica’s heart had… View Post

Siblings – May 2014

Siblings – May 2014

I love watching my girls together. They are (mostly) very loving towards each other. Jessica’s first reaction on seeing her sister in the morning is usually “Baby Sophie! Hold hands, baby! Baby kiss!” and Sophie just gives her the biggest gummiest smile. I am sure that Sophie reserves her biggest… View Post

It was inevitable

It was inevitable

It was inevitable that the week leading up to my birthday would see hubby even more sleep-deprived than me due to working into the early hours on events followed by early morning starts. Naturally my two small children didn’t quite realise that the best birthday present to give mummy would… View Post

Mini Creations – Animals

Mini Creations – Animals

Jessica loves painting. As Sophie was still snoozing when Jessica woke from her nap, it seemed an ideal opportunity for some mummy-toddler time and so out came the paints and the paper. Jessica used a combination of three colours (orange, green and blue) and two painting techniques (brush and fingers)… View Post

Word of the Week 02/05/14 – Coffee

Word of the Week 02/05/14 – Coffee

I’m joining in with the Word of the Week linky and my first word is: Coffee is what gets me through the day. It transforms me from shrieking harpy to sane, reasonable mummy and is my substitute for sleep. I’d prefer more sleep to be honest. However, with a baby… View Post