Good Parenting – Things That We Said We Would Never Do

*WARNING – This post contains language which some readers may find inappropriate* As parents I’m sure we all have one thing in common. The misconceptions we had of rearing children in our pre-baby days. Having spent very little time around young children I was certainly under no impression that I had the game sussed. Although…

Guest Post – The Pregnancy Diaries week34

Week 34. Baby is a cantaloupe (must be a bigger one than in week 21!) We had our last scan this week which I am sad about. I love being able to see the baby wriggling around but the midwives say things are going so well that we have no need for another scan. Obviously…

A Valentines Letter To My Baby Boy

Dear Rory As I write you this letter it’s the 14th February 2017 – Valentine’s day. This time last year I had been in labour for just over 12 hours. We didn’t know at the time but it would take nearly another 24 hours before Mommy and Daddy finally got to meet you. You took…

Childbirth – Expectations versus Reality

This time last year I was 41+1 weeks pregnant. My weight gain was significant enough that I was starting to resemble Shamu. I had drank all the raspberry leaf tea in the north of England and even stimulating my nipples wasn’t working! Just when I thought I would be pregnant forever I felt my first…

The Bedtime Tag – Good Night Baby

Thank you to the wonderful Anna, otherwise known as meanniebee for nominating me in the Bedtime Tag. This tag is all about bedtime. I’m fortune to own a child who loves his sleep *touch wood*. It’s something that I may have come accustomed to but it’s not something which I will never take for granted! 1.…

Guest Post – The Pregnancy Diaries week33

Week 33. Baby is a honeydew melon. On my Pregnancy+ app it says the baby now knows the difference between night and day now. As amazing as this is, it’s hardly news to me! The baby knows exactly when it’s time for me to go to sleep. This is when it is most active! This…

Last Month of Maternity Leave Bucket List

The end is nigh! Four weeks from today I’ll be abandoning my child and returning to work. It’s strange, I know it’s going to happen yet it all still feels a little surreal. It’s almost as though I’m making the whole thing up. I suppose I’ve been delaying the inevitable for that long now, that…

#SundayBest week3 – Who I loved this week

Welcome back! I hope you’re ready because I’ve got some cracking reads for you.  This week has been a little busier than normal, mainly due to it been my birthday on Wednesday. Ryan took the day off work and it was lovely to spend some quality time with my boys. It has however meant that…

Oh My Blog! – February, Love Is In The Air

Howdy and welcome to the first installment of Oh My Blog! A brand new, monthly interview series featuring a whole host of fellow bloggers. Each month, we’ll be bringing you different themed posts showcasing the very best bloggers out there. This month, the questions are based on the fitting February topic of love! Taking center…

Guest Post – The Pregnancy Diaries week32

Week 32. Baby is a napa cabbage I feel heavy this week. I can’t remember what it’s like to have energy or be able to bend easily. My cankles and podgy wrists and would give the Michelin man a run for his money. But I wouldn’t change a thing. I know how unbelievably fortunate I…

In January I read…Billy & Me By Giovanna Fletcher

Last year I was only successful in reading one book from cover to cover. I’ve always found reading an enjoyable but lately I struggle to find the time. It just isn’t a top priority. Soaps or my blog usually reign supreme although this year I’m making a change! I’ve set myself a challenge to read at least…

#SundayBest week2 – Who I loved this week

The end of another week. Can you believe it’s already nearly February, we’ll blink and it’ll be Christmas again! This week I’ve been taking part in my usual linky’s and enjoying reading lots of excellent posts. The first post to feature this week comes from Stephanie AKA Not A Soccer Mom. Although the post was…