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
Thank you so much for bearing with me and reading the second part. I know I’m cheating a little by splitting this into two posts, but I didn’t want to put any readers off by writing an essay! However, I felt that this was so important to include in my blog as it does play… Continue reading Parenting with Multiple Sclerosis Part Two
Hi! It’s been a while, I don’t know where the weeks are going! To be honest the reason for the longer break between posts hasn’t been anything more than that this is a post that I really wanted to write but, although I’ve it written in my head many times, actually putting the words down… Continue reading Parenting with Multiple Sclerosis Part One
Did you have an idea about the sort of parent you would be? You know, before you actually became one? I did. And I have to say that, most of the time, I feel as though I’m a world away from that perfect parent that I was going to be! It’s so easy to be a… Continue reading Pre-Children Parenting Ideals
I don’t think I ever realised how important time out was going to be. I remember being in hospital after having my little man and thinking that I never ever wanted to be parted from him, I just wanted to be with him all the time. I imagine that many new mums feel like this,… Continue reading Time Out
Well, that was an experience! Our first overnight trip away with our little man. Or, as it should be called, how to fit as much “stuff” into your car as possible! It’s a good job we only have one child, I’ve no idea where we’d put a second! In fairness it was a pretty simple… Continue reading An Overnight Stay + Baby = A Whole New Ballgame!
I think one of the most difficult life events to plan for is having a baby. After all, as a first timer, it’s the complete unknown. As a mum-to-be I found it all quite overwhelming, I was being told I needed this, that and the other; then I was being told not to buy too… Continue reading My Top Ten Baby Essentials That I Never Knew Were Essential! (0-5 Months)
What you should you not do when you’re pregnant? Well, lots of things I suppose but, oh my goodness, house renovations should be top of the list! I’ve come to the conclusion that renovating your house must be up there with the most stressful things you can do in your life alongside divorce, moving house,… Continue reading Extreme Nesting
Weaning. Another milestone. Another minefield! We’re almost at that stage and I’ll be honest I’m not exactly looking forward to it. Well, that’s not quite true, I am looking forward to seeing my little man take his first mouthful of, more than likely, puréed carrot, but it’s just all the information and decisions that surround… Continue reading When to Wean?