I've been to that dark place - that place where you feel there is no more hope, that place that feels so empty, that place where you feel like you are standing in the middle of a crowded room screaming but not one single person can hear you. The problem with that place is no … Continue reading World Mental Health Day
Once upon a time there was a man called Mr MIP who had spit that matched quite well with someone elses.......... it's an odd story and that isn't exactly right but it's as good as any other start I suppose. We registered with DKMS - Delete Blood Cancer in 2013 after seeing an appeal for … Continue reading Mr MIP saves a life (hopefully)
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…..
Choosing a holiday is a nerve wracking thing when you've got a tiny humans to consider - suddenly it's not all about wine, fun and sleep. You've got to think about entertainment, meal options, sleeping arrangements and the possibility that you are about to spend a whole bunch of hard earned cash on a potential … Continue reading Holiday Countdown
Before Miss MIP came along hubby and I would often spend weekends camping away - it was a quick, cheap and easy way to make the most of a weekend and we really wanted to carry on when Baby MIP arrived. Sadly it became quickly apparent that Baby MIP and sleep were not going to … Continue reading Our first family camping experience……
As your children get older you start to return to the things you had to stop doing when they arrived. We've always loved camping but Miss MIP has never been a good sleeper so begrudgingly we had to leave one of our favourite pastimes behind for a few years. Now she is starting to become … Continue reading The Outdoor Adventure and Camping Show – Review
I will not be afraid. I will be proud of the people who ran to help, I will be proud of the police who reacted instantly despite a colleague being attacked, I'll be proud of the ambulance, fire crews and security services who helped when people needed them. I'll be so proud of the people … Continue reading I will not be afraid.
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……