I often have people say to me "ooh I just don't know how you do it" when they see me trying to listen to how my 5 year old got on at school while the 4 year old is screaming and stomping for a jammy dodger and the 2 year old is trying to break … Continue reading The Magic Number – A Guest Blog
Going on holiday as a family is without a doubt lots of fun but there are seven clear stages. Stage 1: Booking This is my first warning - do not tell your tiny human that you are going on holiday any further than two weeks before you leave. We made the enormous error of telling … Continue reading The seven stages of a family holiday
With September fast approaching I've been thinking back on Miss MIP's first term and what I'd do differently with the benefit of hindsight. I put the same question to other parents and got some amazing responses. So here they are - suggestions from parents who have survived the first year of school: Do not send … Continue reading Time for school!
I need to head this up with this point of clarification - I am not pregnant, I have no intentions of being pregnant and this isn't any form of announcement that I am pregnant. Got it? All clear? That being said I was chatting to someone recently who is in the early stages of pregnancy … Continue reading 12 weeks? No thanks…..
Someone asked me today if I'd always known there was something different about Miss MIP and the answer is yes. She sat up in good time, was weaned in good time, crawled in good time and walked in good time but the talking......that was always a bit off really. I know you aren't supposed to … Continue reading Milestones Matter
I saw a newborn baby this week and while I cooed appropriately I didn't get that broody feeling that people talk about. I don't think babies smell amazing, I think they smell like milk and vomit. I don't get all fluffy at the thought of babies and I can't even begin to explain how much … Continue reading Done at one……
To all you lovely mums and dads, Congratulations - you made entire human being! You created a life and you likely spend all your waking hours (and probably some sleeping ones) making sure that that tiny human you grew turns into a kind, tolerant and valued person. That doesn't mean that you need to forget … Continue reading Being kind to yourself……
My contract is nearly finished so I'm on the job hunt again and it's got me to thinking about my professional skills. I'm not really sure what I do anymore - I used to work in Human Resources but that was over four years ago. I currently work as a Volunteer Coordinator but that isn't … Continue reading Am I still relevent?
Today's *incredibly* bold look is brought to you by 30 Minutes Peace. Just 30 minutes between work life, home life and mum life gives me enough time to have a quick hot cup of tea, a 7th Heaven face mask and a shower without interruption. 30 minutes is better than no minutes and I intend … Continue reading 30 minutes peace….
One of the things that I've been most surprised about since the Tiny Human started school is how hard it's been to get used to spending time on my own again. For over four years I've had a loud, funny and constant companion so having her disappear off to school has been a bit of … Continue reading Learning to be alone again…..