Our Lockdown Birthday: How We Made It The Best One Yet!

It’s not the greatest feeling knowing your birthday will fall while you are still locked down, I of all people should know as I saw my big 40th birthday plans crumble before my eyes. But as an adult we deal with the disappointment knowing that it’s a small sacrifice to make to keep our loved…

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100 Days of Lockdown Learning: Our Best Bits

Congratulations! If you are reading this you’ve successfully survived 100 days of lockdown – whoop, I’m giving you all a virtual, socially distanced and gloved pat on the back! Reaching the milestone this week gave me a nudge to look back on what we have (or haven’t) achieved so far. To be honest, I have…

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My Covid-19 Lockdown Silver Linings

I was tagged by Charlotte and her gorgeous family over at Team Stein Blog to share my personal lockdown silver linings. It’s taken me a little while (alright, it’s been over a month) since I was tagged to actually start to write this post as we have been on a complete rollercoaster of a ride…

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Dear Stanley…

Tomorrow will be your first day at school. Your uniform is ironed, everything is labelled and the obiligatory new bag and water bottle have been purchased. YOU are ready. You’ve even said ‘I’m ready for big school’ today but you’ve admitted to me that you’re a bit nervous. I’ve reassured you that everyone will be…

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Plastic Free July: The Parenting Edition

You’re probably about to roll your eyes and think ‘here she is, harping on about plastic again’…well yes, I am at it again but if it got Sir David Attenborough onto the stage at Glastonbury, then I’m pretty sure it’s a hot topic! So, I’m going to revel in the fact I’m on trend for…

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Parenting Alphabet Challenge

Thanks to The Wandering Pram for nominating me for the #parentingalphabetchallenge and to Yule Times for creating it. Mines a bit of a mixed bag to say the least (what’s new?) but I’ve enjoyed taking part, and believe me it’s harder than it looks! So, read on for MY a to z experiences of parenthood.…

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Our Unconventional Christmas

2018 was our first Christmas as a family of five. Eli was only 8 weeks old. So, we decided to do things a little differently this year. Christmas normally goes one of two ways, we either host or we drive a car packed to the rafters with children and all their paraphernalia, clothes and presents…

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Birth Story 3: The Return of the Rush

Eli arrived at 8.29am on Sunday 21st Oct, weighing a healthy 8lb. As promised here’s my third birth story… The Start I was rudely, but not at all surprisingly woken up at 4am Sunday morning by pained cries from James, who was either clearly being mauled by a tiger or possessed by a demon. I…

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The Waiting Game

So today is D-day, the eviction notice has officially been served. I’m so heavy, uncomfortable and quite frankly bored out of my tiny brain. And, it seems the little wriggler couldn’t give a monkey’s. See my other post Pregnancy Ponderings for more detail but basically I’ve had extremes with my two so far. Stanley was…

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I am 1 in 4: October is Baby Loss Awareness Month

October is one of my favourite months of the year, I love the subtle change in season that seems to creep in around about now, leaving the September sun behind and transitioning into misty mornings and earlier nights. The trees are desperately trying to protect and keep hold of their flame coloured leaves but, sadly…

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