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’. [...]

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 [...]

Why #mumwins ?

Why #mumwins ?

When I was pregnant with Sebastian I naively thought I could totally prepare myself for the impending challenge of motherhood.  I researched pain relief for labour, became an advocate for delayed cord clamping, attended NCT classes and spent hours looking for the right shade of green for the nursery curtains (I know - priorities!).   [...]

Car calamities

Living so rurally means we have to go in the car nearly every day.  The nearest supermarket is a 20 minute drive, nursery  is 10 minutes, toddler groups are at least 10 minutes and when I'm not on mat leave work is 30 minutes.  I won't depress myself by calculating the amount of time I [...]