thoughts and things

Motherhood

When 1 child becomes 2….

You realise just how much sleep you did manage to get, after all.  You realise that your older child has a HUGE HEAD You think your older child will help you,  right? No. Even if the wipes are right next to them,  they will tell […]

Learning to let go: Prioritising Yourself

Letting go is hard to do…..but it’s the right thing to do                                   Let Go of Work I left work last week to start my maternity leave. I found […]

Preparing for Baby Number 2: Then and Now

Oh how times do change between your first and second baby….. Purchases Then: Buy everything new. Shiny and new. Now: De-moulding the car seat that’s been sat in the garage for 3 years Baby Fashion Then: Buy a special ‘just been born’ outfit, as well […]

Dear Baby 

Sorry baby, we haven’t meant to totally ignore you for the past 7 months….. Dear Baby I’m sorry you’ve taken a back seat  I’m sorry I’ve sort of forgot  I’m sorry you’re soon to be wearing castoffs  And sleeping in a second hand cot  I […]

Finding Mummy

I feel more like myself now than I ever have. Before I had Nancy,  I worried that I would lose myself, but to be honest I feel like by having Nancy, I found myself. I feel more confident, more sure of my decisions and I […]

The Dance Class: A Parent’s Reality

The realities of taking a 3 year old to Dance Classes….. Last year I thought it was a great idea to sign Nancy up to dance lessons. It was one of those thoughts, where you think ‘it’s probably time I left the house and started […]

How Did I Do It?

No seriously……how? I look at Nancy and wonder how the hell she is 3 years old. And then I think something else: I bloody did it. I fed, I clothed,  I stayed awake, I sang, I cried. 3 years and here she is, telling me […]

Pregnancy Cravings

Everyone knows when you’re pregnant, you get loads of cravings, right? I’m craving…… -Peace and quiet -Cereal -A lie in -A day free from frozen -Maternity clothing that actually fits -Lots of warm tea -Brie -To be able to sit and watch Netflix for a […]

Are we not allowed to have opinions anymore?

I love a good debate. I love talking to others about a range of topics and I like to hear others opposing views. Having strong opinions and being able to discuss and justify your beliefs are very important skills. Listening to others point of view,  […]

What They Don’t Tell You About Breastfeeding, Jamie Oliver

Breastfeeding has become less about the feeding. It’s lost sight of what it actually is: a way to feed your child. It is a physiological event that occurs in the mother.  For the child. Obviously it’s the natural way to feed your child.  But that […]