Parenthood

A sleepy Thomas holding on to my top

The weird ways that having a baby can change you

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…

Sophie on her first and penultimate 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…

A selection of children's musical insturments - maracas, bells, slide whistle and a xylophone

10 children’s toys that should be sent to Room 101

My house looks like the Hamleys bomb has exploded in it most days. Some days it’s hard to see the floor for toys. Some toys I don’t mind so much.…

Jessica on her first day of school

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.…

A drawing of me lying awake in bed at 3am with hubby and the girls in the bed next to me - and one of the girls is wide awake

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…

Me with Jessica and Sophie at the LEJOG Association awards

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…

Jessica and Sophie picking up blossom petals in Grandma's garden

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,…

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…

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…

The Mummy Tag

I love reading about other bloggers’ approaches to parenting in my weekly Parenting Pep Talk guest post series.  We’re all so different in the choices we make, trying to do…