thoughts and things

Motherhood

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 […]

Pregnancy Perks and Pitfalls

There’s got to be some perks to this pregnancy lark….right? Pregnancy Perks Not having to pay for the dentist Being able to get out of anything by saying you’re pregnant Being able to sit down on buses or stare at people intently rubbing your belly […]

Thoughts on Pregnancy: Second Time Round

I had just come to the conclusion that one child was plenty enough thank you,  when I found out I was pregnant. My first thought was: oh shit. My second thought was: oh shit, I can’t drink anything now.  HOW AM I GOING TO COPE?! […]

Answers to the question Why?

Answers to children’s most irritating questions…. WHY? Well, because it is. Because that’s what someone named them. Who knows? I’m not sure really. What made you think of that? I don’t know why daddy always leaves the loo seat up. Beats me. Why are you […]

Depression

There are many posts that I have written over the past few months, that I never published. Since October, life got pretty shit. I was diagnosed with depression, my Dad died and well, it was awful. This post was written in October 2015. These were […]

No I’m not pregnant….

I’m just not drinking alcohol  I’m the designated driver  I’m not that fond of shellfish I just ate too much at lunchtime  I’ve given up Diet Coke I’m just wearing leggings because of my hairy legs I got so used to using my stomach as […]

Mum Fog: Things you forget when you’re a Mum

You give birth, you don’t sleep for months, brain cells dissipate..you think you’ve got through it, but then the Mum Fog descends and you start to forget to do everything….. 1. Shave You get to the swimming pool, you get into your costume and you […]

Potty: No Training

I find it odd that we are supposed to be training our children in the art of life-long continence when in reality, I don’t have a frigging clue how to teach someone how to manage their bowels and bladders. Is there a potty training, training […]

My go-to toddler white lies

Sometimes, a little teeny weeny white lie just makes life so much easier….. 1. If all vegetables have ‘crisps’ or ‘chips’ at the end of their name it makes them irresistible 2. Peas and sweetcorn are “sweets”. If you hand them to your child in […]

A lovely relaxing Sunday at the Pub

It’s a sunny day, it’s a Sunday…….better go off to the pub for a lovely Roast Dinner Ah, Sundays. I must admit, it isn’t my favourite day of the week, mainly because I always remember I’ve run out of milk at approximately 5.13pm when most […]