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?
Figuring out how to equip my kid to be ready for the world and how to handle tough situations is something I think about a lot (in fact I've previously blogged about it here). But, in reality, the step of actually letting them off into the world is a whole lot harder! My previous blog … Continue reading The struggle of letting our kids gain independence, even when they might get hurt.
Yesterday I went to a splash park with my husband and kid. I've worked more than my hours already this week so I seized the opportunity to take some time to frolic in the sun. However, even though it was really warm in the sunshine the water was still freezing! My kid loves it so … Continue reading Mama Bear over-protectiveness – a judgemental mummy confession
It's been a while since I wrote a post as life has been busy. I mean, it's always busy, but it's been a whole other level. Work has been busy and has involved quite a lot of writing which means I've found it hard to get the head space to write in my free time which … Continue reading Getting rid of the bindweed
My lack of blog posts this month is indicative of how hectic life has been the last few weeks. I've done a fair bit of travelling for work and I feel like I have a to-do list way longer than my arm so we haven't managed many date nights. So, imagine my joy when an … Continue reading Hospital – H Date