Writing a blog is an outlet for me - it provides a way for me to get things off my chest, share experiences and sometimes have a rant about things that annoy me. I'm very lucky to have the support of my friends and family in writing this blog but every now and then I … Continue reading It’s never ok to be scared……
It's been a rough couple of months at MIP HQ - I started April with 3 Grandparents and finished up May with only 1 remaining. My grandparents have always been a solid feature in my life - when my Grandad passed 10 years ago it was a hard hit and foolishly I expected that I … Continue reading Talking to children about loss
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…..
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
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