motherhood, parenting

Surplus To Requirements

There is a lot of emotion in the air right now - preschool/school leavers, new starters and inductions! I have August to process my big boy moving up yet another year, where does the time go(?!), and my baby starting preschool, meaning my role as stay at home parent will change beyond recognition. Watch this… Continue reading Surplus To Requirements

cleft palate, motherhood, parenting

One in seven hundred

My latest blog is a slight departure from my usual mumblings. The 5th-13th May is Cleft Lip and Palate Association awareness week. CLAPA, as it is known, is a charity close to our hearts and so I thought what better way to use my blog than to share our experience with my readers and hopefully… Continue reading One in seven hundred

motherhood, parenting, staycation

The Great British Staycation!

Back in January, you may recall, there was a day the travel agents named 'Blue Monday'. A clever marketing ploy to remind us how much we all desperately need a holiday. Adverts showing sparkling blue shores with golden sands were distinctly unavoidable. I tried to pay as little attention to these as I could, in… Continue reading The Great British Staycation!

motherhood, parenting

It’s not my party but I’ll cry if I want to!

I cannot quite believe that we will be the proud owners of a six year old tomorrow! Another incredible year has flown by and I sit now, as I do every birthday eve, reflecting on the last 365 days, wondering how on earth my baby is another year older already! I'd happily bet money that… Continue reading It’s not my party but I’ll cry if I want to!

motherhood, parenting

Costume changes.

Today I found myself discreetly laughing as my 2 year old, freshly dressed in his brother's batman costume, began throwing toddler style punches into the air, spinning around and grunting, as if to demonstrate his newly found status and authority. This was shortly followed by a lunge in my direction with arms flailing about. I… Continue reading Costume changes.

motherhood, parenting

Love at one hundred and forty first sight!

141 days. That is how long it took. I know the date and time and have photographic evidence. It was a huge deal! You could say I'd been eagerly anticipating the moment, whilst beginning to wonder if it would ever actually happen, or indeed if they were destined to be arch enemies for life! In… Continue reading Love at one hundred and forty first sight!