Parenthood

Jessica in her preschool graduation cap and gown

To Jessica on her last day of preschool

Darling Jessica, I can’t quite believe we’re here; that today is your last day of preschool.  It doesn’t feel so very long ago that I walked you to preschool for…

The head-hog - baby lying across Mummy's face - The truth about co-sleeping

The truth about… co-sleeping

Co-sleeping always sounded like the perfect solution to sleep deprivation.  Snuggling up with my baby, being able to feed them while lying down, both of us dozing off, just drifting…

The #NoComplaints challenge – can you go a day without complaints, criticism or negative thinking?

I was recently inspired by Cuddle Fairy to take part in the #NoComplaints challenge – trying to go a whole day without complaints, criticism or negative thinking. Whilst I try…

Me sitting on the sofa with Jessica and Sophie

One day I will miss these moments

Today I am feeling frazzled.  Trying to get too much done in too little time. Frustrated by the constant requests, the constant demands, the constant mess. The hamster wheel that…

In Honour of Father’s Day 2015 – a linky celebrating dads

June is just around the corner and with Father’s Day coming up, it’s time to start celebrating all those dads out there. Whether you’re writing about your own dad, or…

Why I co-sleep with my preschooler

It started off as a way of making life easier. The post-bathtime snuggles in my bed, the easiest place for me to sit and feed Sophie whilst reading a bedtime…

Not just a mummy

“I’m just a mummy”. Four words that can slip all too easily off the tongue. Four slightly apologetic words. Four words that diminish that all-important role of raising your child.…

Jessica throwing balls in the air in a ball pit

Motherhood – the little moments

There are many moments when motherhood can feel overwhelming – the exhaustion of chronic sleep deprivation, the weight of the responsibility of caring for and nurturing a little one and…

Me and You – April

We’ve been enjoying a lot of time together as a family over the last few weeks as we have been away on holiday. Being able to spend quality time together…

A cartoon of a mum falling asleep whilst lying on the top bar of her baby's cot

Eight sleep positions for exhausted parents

When you announce that you are expecting a baby, one of the first things people say after “congratulations” is “get your sleep in while you can!”. Sleep deprivation and becoming…