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
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
We grew up with dogs and I've always hoped that one day I'll get a puppy of my own. But then I realised I've got a toddler and it's pretty much the same thing. Here are 10 reasons why I think they're alike: #1 They stand at the back door and whine to be let … Continue reading 10 reasons why toddlers are like puppies
Two weeks ago my little boy had to go in to hospital to have surgery. We knew when he was born he would need it and it was fairly straightforward but still a big deal for us as parents. He was incredible. So brave and so charming to all the staff. On the morning of the … Continue reading Dads get a raw deal
If you've read my blog before then you will know that my life features poo and vomit far more than is normal for a human being. Babies and toddler are messy. It's inevitable that as a parent you will spend much of your time wiping them and wiping up after them. And in order to wipe … Continue reading Mama recommends: Cheeky Wipes
This year my little one will turn two. After he was born I wrote a fairly light look at what I'd learnt, and my husband shared what he'd learnt too. I was the first of quite a few friends who had babies so whilst I was honest about how it went I think I also spared some of … Continue reading Our birth story