a mum's Christmas carol

A Mum’s Christmas Carol

  Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas without belting out a few Christmas Carols.  Maybe you like the classics, Good King Wenceslas or Deck the Halls.  Maybe you’re more of a Santa got stuck up the chimney kind of person.  But if you are a Mum I’m sure you will appreciate a Mum’s Christmas carol. It […] Read more…

Life Love and Dirty Dishes

Lessons from my children

  A few weeks ago I wrote a blog about the things that I sometimes miss from my life before children.  Despite never having the time to use my GHD’s anymore and being insanely jealous whenever I see anyone with silky straight hair, I wouldn’t change things for the world.  So to balance the equation […] Read more…

Baby Brain Fails

  Baby brain.  We’ve all suffered.  From forgetting what you were talking about mid-sentence, to putting your car keys in the fridge.  When we have a baby our brains are overloaded with new things to worry about, is the baby too hot? Is their poo supposed to look like that? Have they always breathed that […] Read more…

The Lego Years

My Love Hate Relationship With Multi Coloured Bricks  Toys come and go, some stick around longer than others, some are a 5 minute wonder. Right now we are in the midst of the Lego years.   For the last three years the big one is into Lego in a big way.  He thinks it is awesome (do […] Read more…

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…

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…

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