A few months ago I wrote an honest account of my experience of breastfeeding my son. For reasons that I explained in that blog post, I never exclusively breastfed him, it was always combination feeding. It wasn’t what I wanted to happen and it wasn’t what I envisaged doing before he was born but it’s… Continue reading One Question
Pushy mother! How old is that child? Surely he can’t even be a year old? I mean, the above photo does conjure up those kind of thoughts, or maybe not. But yes those are my little man’s hands; and yes that is a proper piano; and yes that’s my knee he’s sat on. But trust… Continue reading Giving the Gift of Music
Now, I’ll admit the title of this blog has been inspired by the hashtag for Greta Gerwig’s amazing movie Little Women- #ownyourstory. I think it’s fantastic that we’re living in a world that encourages us to be ourselves, to be proud of our story and who we are. A world that is starting to embrace individuals,… Continue reading #Own Your Parenthood
One of my cards from my card making phase back in 2017 I read a brilliant article the other day in the newish (it launched March 2019) parenting magazine Motherdom, a magazine which I cannot recommend highly enough. The article, "The Science Behind Creativity and Maternal Mental Health" by Becca Moore, talked about the importance… Continue reading Embracing Creativity
This morning's "simple pocket of calm". Oh my goodness, I feel like I’m running a marathon! The days are just flying by and I seem to be occupying every minute with something! I’m up at 6am and from then on I’m feeding, changing, dressing, playing and giggling with my little man. If I’m working I drop… Continue reading "Simple Pockets of Calm"
Hi everyone, I’ve had a bit of an unplanned break away from the blog, the reason being that I finally finished writing my book! I can’t quite believe it! There’s still lots of work to do but I have, at long last, fulfilled a lifelong dream. Anyway, enough about that, as that’s not what this… Continue reading The importance of sensitivity towards child-free women.
Happy New Year! Wow – 2020! I can’t believe it; I can still remember back to when the year 2000 seemed incredible and now here we are a whole 20 years on! I love New Year, I just love the feeling of freshness, of new beginnings, of endless possibilities. I love to look forward and… Continue reading New Year Motivation
I can’t tell you how excited I was about our first family holiday to the new Irish Center Parcs last month. I have always wanted to go, ever since I knew about their existence in England. It was the amazing looking indoor swimming pool that sold it to me – I just love a good… Continue reading Invisible Disability and our First Family Holiday
Happy Christmas everyone! My plan to get in a couple more blog posts before Christmas didn’t exactly work out, those pre-Christmas days are just so busy and Christmas shopping with a baby – well, that deserves a blog post all of its own! I love this time of year though and this year, with our… Continue reading Creating Christmas
There are so many amazing and wonderful things about having a baby and one of the things that I really love is the fact that I now have a great reason to spend hours (well, hours is maybe wishful thinking) in the children’s section in the local bookstore. You see I just love children’s books. I… Continue reading The Wonderful World of Children's Books