I absolutely love watching films with my kid. I find them an amazing way to connect with one another, with God and to explore emotions particularly by chatting about what's happening. And also to keep reflecting even after watching the film. A film that I am thrilled to have got him into recently is The … Continue reading Why I love watching The Greatest Showman with my toddler
It took me a very long time to write about Big brother's birth story so writing this before Little brother is six weeks old is pretty good going I reckon! First time around it felt like I told my birth story quite a lot as I had lots of other friends who were first-time Mums … Continue reading Little brother’s birth story
It's fair to say that life with a toddler and a newborn is very different to life with just a newborn. Here are a few of our 'highlights' so far... 1 // Getting up in the mornings on maternity leave First baby: Sure he might have an early feed but then pop him down and … Continue reading 5 ways having a newborn and toddler is different to just a newborn
Wow, I don't know about you but my inbox has been full of GDPR emails. Turns out I've signed up for all sorts of different mailing lists! So, here's just another quick one... The new data protection rules come into force today, 25th May 2018. The purpose of GDPR is to look after your personal … Continue reading GDPR
So, we started off really keen to complete our full A to Z of dates but it seems that we paused and didn't even notice! Such is parenthood it seems. We did, however, complete our J date last year so here it is. We went to the open-air cinema at Caversham Court Gardens to watch Jurassic … Continue reading Jurassic Park – J Date
So, suffice to say, maternity leave is definitely different the second time around. Similarly to last time, it starts with a stinking cold. I'm pretty sure my immune system just said, "phew, I've been holding on and I can't do it anymore..." But, in contrast to the first time around, I didn't spend my first … Continue reading Maternity leave mark two
My toddler will be two tomorrow and I'm currently 14 weeks pregnant with baby number two. I'm going to be honest, I did not enjoy pregnancy first time around and I'm definitely not loving it yet this time either. In fact, number 18 on my list of things I learnt during pregnancy is the reason I was … Continue reading Pregnancy number two – all-day nausea, exhaustion, lies and deception. Can you tell I’m not yet loving it?!
My Mum rocks. I have learnt so much from her. Both through her intentional parenting of me and her unintentional passing on of wisdom. One of the biggest things I’ve learnt from her is how to calmly handle any situation. I asked my husband what he thought I’d learnt from my Mum and his first … Continue reading How to be unflappable – learning from my Mum
Ok, so we copped out on our I date slightly. The plan was to pop down the road, armed with recipes, to the Exotic Superstore (it's amazing!) and buy the ingredients to make an Indian feast. Often our dates revolve around food, and we love cooking so we were looking forward to it. However, when … Continue reading Indian Takeaway / Night In – I Date
Since becoming a parent I've found myself say all sorts of things I never thought I would. Most recently we were out for lunch and I found myself saying, "please don't post your chicken through the table". I thought to myself, how bizarre that would sound out of context?! A friend of mine told me the … Continue reading Did I really just say that out loud?