Don’t Wake The Baby!

So it’s 4:00am and you have just spent the last hour trying to soothe your crying baby back into the land of nod.  Whether it’s teething, snotty noses or just being wide awake for no apparent reason, you have sung, stroked and rocked and tried all the tricks in the book to settle them.  All […] Read more…

Why you need an Ikea high chair in your life

Let me start by saying this post is in no way endorsed by Ikea, but I just love their Antilop high chair so much I had to tell you. And here’s why… I’ve tried my fair share of high chairs over the years with my boys.  I started with a little wooden one.  It matched […] Read more…

Kept in the dark

Did you spend Saturday night reminiscing about how the clocks going back used to mean an extra hour of partying in your finest, or a delicious extra hour under the duvet?  All the while knowing that those days are gone and your extra hour will be spent negotiating with your children to go back to […] Read more…

Inside the mind of a 5 year old

I am often highly amused, sometimes shocked, and always in awe of what goes on inside the mind of a 5 year old. Today for example, my 5 year old is off for a sleepover at Nana and Grampy’s house.  He announced (at a very ungodly hour) this morning, that he was packing his suitcase. […] Read more…

Mummy Badge

There are many, many things about becoming a Mum that you will be completely unprepared for.  Leaky boobs, dark circles under your eyes and spending no longer than a minute in the shower to name a few.  One of the biggest things for me was the first time I had to leave my baby.  I […] Read more…

Life Love and Dirty Dishes

First Love

I didn’t think as a parent I would be dealing with first loves quite so soon. I thought I had a few years of being the only woman in his life. This is not the case. H was only 2 when he got his first crush. We were on holiday and would take him to the […] Read more…

Life Love and Dirty Dishes

Toys vs Tech

H has three furry friends that go by the name of Alvin, Simon and Theodore (I’m sure you know them).  I brought them for him last Christmas because he loved the chipmunk movie and the songs that went with it.  To be honest it was just a little present that I thought would be forgotten […] Read more…

10 Signs You’ve Just Hosted a Kids Party

After the games have been played, the candles blown out, the presents given and the party bags dished out…   One You have a headache. Obvs! Two You keep humming ‘Bob the Builder’ without realising and will do for the next week as it is now etched into you brain. Three Your offspring is not […] Read more…

laundry day problems

The Privileges of Being Your Mummy

  To Big, It’s slightly post apocalyptic in our house today.  The morning after the night before you were hit with a stomach bug.  There are sheets and PJ’s and bears being washed, surfaces being anti-bacted and schools being phoned.  Without the chaos surrounding you, you would assume you were fine.  You are your normal loud and hungry […] Read more…

Life Love and Dirty Dishes

The fine lines of love and protection

Part of being a parent seems to be constantly asking yourself if you are doing the right thing.  Are you doing or not doing something for your child that they will one day require hours and hours of psycho therapy to overcome. Ok so it’s not likely.  We’re all doing the best we can and […] Read more…

What not to buy children

That’s the best present ever!

  AKA What not to buy a child if you want to remain friends with their parents.   The big one turns 5 in a couple of weeks and he is already giddy with excitement about the day and his gifts, and the prospects of what being 5 might entail. He will of course be spoilt rotten […] Read more…

Stress Head

It’s been a busy few weeks with lots of changes in my house.  Lots of change means lots to do and lots to stress about. H has started school which he is loving, but it has been a gradual start.  The first week he did three mornings until 12, the second week 5 mornings until […] Read more…

Blue x2

I’ve been meaning to write this blog for a while and today Prince Charles has spurred me on. It has been reported in the press that the Prince of Wales has said he would like a granddaughter this time. I’m sure Kate will get right onto that as soon as she can get her head […] Read more…

Bad Day At The Office

We need some routine back in our lives.  The last week of the school holidays has dragged a bit.  We have run out of money / inspiration / energy to do things.  I’m exhausted.  Whilst I am feeling very emotional about H’s first day at school I am looking forward to having O to myself, […] Read more…

Last Firsts

I have only ever wanted two children.  I have everything I want. I absolutely do not want to go through another pregnancy,  I’m too old, and it’s too hard.  There’s the tiredness, the sickness, the crankiness, the tears, the sheer discomfort, the sleepless nights, the weeing all the time, the not being able to do up […] Read more…

The Things We Left Behind

My husband and I took a bit of a trip down memory lane yesterday.  We had an appointment in a part of town where we spent most of our weekends in our life before children drinking with friends until the small hours.  It looked very different in the daylight.  Quite grim actually.  And whilst I have no […] Read more…

Walking With Toddlers

A walk to the shops should be a simple straight forward task that doesn’t take too long.   Not when there is a toddler involved involved.  Walking with toddlers adds about 20 minutes to every journey. Thanks to a pig in a red dress puddles are hours of fun.  Hours.   Why walk when you can […] Read more…

nappy change

Doing it in Public

Nappy changing that is. Nappy changing is not the most relished part of parenting.  It’s one of those jobs that has to be done.  If you don’t you run the risk of succumbing to the fumes, and no one wants that on their gravestone.  Plus the longer you leave it the more chance for bottom […] Read more…

The dog eat dog world of motherhood

An old friend of mine is thinking about going for baby number two.  After a bad day she posted on Facebook how she wasn’t sure she could cope with two.  She was bombarded with comments from people saying the second is much easier, she should go for it, she has nothing to worry about.  I couldn’t help […] Read more…

Mummy V’s Daddy in the war of the To Do Lists

  We’re going to a wedding tomorrow. Here’s how things are going down in my house… Disclaimer: No offence is intended in the making of this blog 😉 Mummy’s To Do List Organise H’s clothes for the day. Organise baby O’s clothes for the day. Panic that the weather might change so organise plan B […] Read more…

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