Watching my 18 month old son cry as I leave him with his childminder, is one of the hardest things I've experienced as a mum. He is usually fine after I've left and his lovely childminder distracts him with toys or other activities. She has told me this is the only time during the day … Continue reading Being apart from my twin gave me separation anxiety.
A quick trip into my local town centre this morning and I was left in no doubt that Halloween, is just round the corner. It will be the first on in our house in Hertfordshire and I'm looking forward to putting a pumpkin outside to welcome the local treat or treaters. So where to go … Continue reading Where to buy those Halloween party essentials
Stay-at-home mum, not a phrase I thought would apply to me. When I got married I knew I wanted children and since I was already in my mid-30s I knew I had to get on with it. I also knew that I really valued my job, the independence it brought me and I loved earning … Continue reading Motherhood, the catalyst for reinvention
Everyone warns you how exhausted you will be 'once the baby arrives.' I heard it A LOT but considering I was knackered in the final stages of pregnancy and regularly awake at 3am or 4am to pee I thought people were exaggerating. I was wrong. Oh how wrong I was. When you become a parent … Continue reading The post-baby fog
There I've said it. I love Netflix. When I was expecting my son, quite a few people suggested we purchase a Netflix subscription. I didn't really understand why, probably because I gave birth in the spring and was out and about in a lot of parks when my son was 0-6 months and could be … Continue reading I love Netflix
Sometimes the most impromptu conversations get you thinking about what complications may lay ahead for your child. My sister and I were recently chatting over a cup of tea and she mentioned our mum had taken my niece to the park a couple of weeks ago and a little boy questioned her ethnicity. Well, it … Continue reading A child’s take on diversity