Parenthood

Beautiful, fleeting moments

Two big blue eyes peek from a cot A soft, sweet voice is cooing Two little arms are lifted up Beautiful, fleeting moments Chubby arms around my neck Small head…

The challenge of hospitality

We’ve all been there. The phone call from a friend or a family member who happens to be in the local area and thinks oh wouldn’t it be nice to…

Me looking into the distance while feeding a newborn Sophie

My struggle to bond with my second baby

After the rollercoaster ride of my pregnancy with Jessica and her first year undergoing several open heart surgeries, it was a huge relief when all appeared well on scan with…

Jessica in her preschool uniform ready for her first day

To Jessica on her first day at preschool

To my darling little Jessica Today was a big day for you – a little step into the world of independence as you went to preschool for the very first…

The New Year tag

Thank you to What Katy Said for tagging me in this meme – it seemed like a nice way of rounding off the year and so I thought I’d join…

Giving up dummies

Jessica has had a dummy since she was a tiny baby – it has been invaluable during her time in hospital, especially when she was recovering from surgery and we…

Stepping out with my babies

A month ago, Sophie took her first steps on her own and now she is so steady on her feet that she walked to a baby group with Mummy and…

The truth about… nappy changes with a mobile baby

I thought those first few nappy changes with a newborn were a bit challenging – those curled up little legs and all those creases and trying to get that sticky…

The Quiet Time Box

My 3 year old is now at the stage where she is starting to drop naps all together.  Having no nap tends to result in a very cranky child by…

Making a move

This weekend has seen a very big milestone for my baby girl as Sophie took her very first couple of steps on her own and was so proud of herself!…