• Family

    Thank Goodness For Soft Play

    Soft play is essentially a padded area for your offspring to go absolutely mental in. I sit here with my black Amerciano straight from the cheap coffee machine, magazines (get me!) and just look at the utter carnage before my eyes. The screams of delight when whizzing down the death slide, the cries of pain after busting a lip prompting the staff to gather round and wipe the blood off of the said slide and the constant ‘Muuuuuummmmyyyyy, look at me!’. I have to be honest and say, my kids have been really patient with me this summer (they’ve also been total shits). Dragging them round Waitrose getting a food…

  • Family

    Mum Guilt & Pushing Boundaries

    I’ve woken up with the worst mum guilt today. Actually it started yesterday, I hate to say it but I was so glad when it was bedtime for my two. They are both at an age where Amelie has the attitude of a teenager and Charlie is in the “silly stage” of growing up. Both were so intense I thought my head was going to explode. I did have a mega headache yesterday which was amplified by their high pitch screams. They seem even more demanding just lately literally barking orders at me and getting so stroppy when I refuse to pander to their every whim. I know it is…

  • Family

    Raising Boys

    Raising boys, oh gosh, where do I start?? From the beginning I guess. When we went for our 20 week scan with Charlie we wanted to find out what we were having as we had a super surprise last time. Unfortunately Charlie wasn’t playing ball, he crossed his legs and turned the other way despite the sonographers efforts he didn’t want to be identified. When I had my c-section I heard this tiny little cry from inside me – yes, Charlie got his shoulders stuck inside me so he cried whilst being removed from his cosy home. The surgeon announced we indeed had a boy I was utterly gobsmacked, our…

  • Family

    Contraception & Monthly Cycle Post Children

    A bit of a TMI post so apologies if this offends. But, I thought I would pop on and share my experience of what it is like for me each month when the dreaded time arrives as so many mums have told me they too experience horrendous periods after giving birth. Background So before having children my periods were very hit and miss, I was always regular but the symptoms were either really extreme or minimal. I haven’t had a great experience with contraception and cannot take the pill due to migraines but I was on the Depo Injection for about 8 + years. The injection if you aren’t familiar…

  • Family

    Mummy, But A New Me

    They say motherhood changes you and I absolutely agree. Since becoming a mum I have become a better version of me and I’m starting to enter a new stage of parenthood. During the early years I had no idea what the heck I was doing, I would read books, listen to friends advice and copy other mums. But nothing can prepare you for raising your own child, I was putting all these silly things into place because I thought I had to, I thought by this stage I should be doing this and my baby should be doing that, ugh! Looking back I really wish I just listened to my…

  • Review

    The Supermum Myth – Book Review

    The Supermum Myth is a book that every mother should read whether you suffer from anxiety, guilt, feelings of comparison or negative thoughts. It is written by Anya Hayes and Dr Rachel Andrew and published by Crimson Publishing – an independent publisher based in Bath. The book is available from Amazon, Kindle and there is also a paperback version. I will certainly be passing this book onto my mum friends as I think it rings true with a lot of feelings us mums have during our journey through motherhood, not just raising children but also the journey we take as people. I personally absolutely loved reading this book as I suffer from…

  • Lifestyle

    Jumping On The Mummy Blog Bandwagon!

    Where do I begin, I’ve wanted to start a parenting “mummy” blog for nearly 2 years. I first came across parenting blogs when I had my first child in 2012. I really wish I found these sources of honest information whilst I was pregnant as I cannot count how many times I have gone to these posts for advice, reassurance and general motherhood tips. There are so many bloggers and vloggers (yes, I love youtube mummies/families as well) that I follow on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. I find I can really relate to their daily lives and struggles of being a parent and find it a comfort that there are…