Hi lovely people,

I just wanted to take a moment to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

I hope you all indulge in a few to many Proseccos and Quality Street and that Santa brings you everything you want, because you did a great job this year raising your mini humans.

Apologies if this gets a bit too soppy and sentimental, but I wanted to say a big thank-you for reading, for commenting and for sharing.

I love that I get to write everyday.  That this is my job.  That it means I can take my kids to school and go to assemblys, and be there on sick days.  But working from home is also hard and a constant juggle, and those assembly’s and sick days often mean working in the evenings and barely seeing The Husband.  But it is the best job I have ever had and I love it.  I couldn’t do it without you reading.

My personal highlight of my year was winning the Brilliance in Blogging Readers Choice award.  That meant so much to me.  There were a lot of personal highlights with the boys too.  I wrote a post about Little’s speech delay last year and you were all so kind with your responses.  He is doing really really well and I will write a post next year to tell you all about it.

I try hard to teach my boys about the power of words and why we should think about what we say.  The comments on this blog remind me of that every day.  Whether someone was having a tough day and one of my posts made them laugh, or whether someone is going through similar experiences and a post I wrote made them feel less alone.  I want to finish this point with something really serious and poignant but I just have Cher’s voice going round my head, “words are like weapons they wound sometimes”

Anyway, I don’t know what next year holds for the blog.  Little will be starting school in September and Big will be turning 9 so I am sure they will provide me with lots of inspiration!  I will do my best to make you laugh and keep it real.  Keep reading.

Top 5 most read posts for 2017:

My Husband Cheated on Me Whilst I Slept Upstairs

AIBU About Weddings

Seeing The Sunshine Through The Rain 

12 Period Problems

10 Simple Rules For Being a Good Mother


Have a fantastic Christmas and New Year.

Much love.


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Claire Kirby

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