Don’t be blue 

Don’t be blue 

It's a funny old thing this parenting malarkey.  It is the single most important job you will ever undertake and yet no training or experience is given or required.  The job description would, I think, read something like this: Role:  Parent Objective:  keep small human alive and raise to make valuable contribution to society Skills [...]

20 something Mums vs 30 something Mums

20 something Mums vs 30 something Mums

We all know becoming a Mum is a completely life changing experience.  One minute you’re lovingly touching your fast expanding bump, planning the nursery décor and finalising your list of names.  The next, you’re knee deep in dirty nappies, can’t remember the last time you showered and frantically googling ‘why won’t my baby stop crying’. [...]

Winter vs Spring baby

Winter vs Spring baby

With my youngest having recently reached her half birthday we have safely come out the other side of the exhausting, amazing, overwhelming phase that is having a newborn baby.  For me, it's very much like riding a never ending seesaw, constantly flitting from revelling in the cuteness of tiny toes, first smiles and sleepy cuddles [...]

Cabin fever 

Cabin fever 

The toddler has been brewing a cold for the last few days.  Nothing as serious as man flu, but enough to slow him down and make him sound like he's been on 20 a day for the last 10 years.  Today, I decided to have a quiet day at home in the hope he'd have [...]