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I don’t think there is a single parent on earth who can say that bath time is always the favourite time of day. Oden absolutely LOVES bath time and yet there are still days when it’s almost impossible to get him into one. So when I was offered the chance to test out this amazing bath time product I jumped at it! Who wouldn’t want to make bath time fun. And if I’m honest, I really wanted to experience it for myself anyway. So what is this product? We were

We’ve been watching a TV series called “Call the midwife” and the whole show is about delivering babies and the many trials and tribulations around becoming a mother. The main characters are nurses/ midwives and nuns. It’s the kind of show that sucks you in. At 11pm we find ourselves saying “just one more” and suddenly we’ve left no room for sleep. Last night, we watched an episode in which one particular Nun was advocating FOR breast and AGAINST formula and a new mother was so pressured by the idea

Not all that long ago, I was crumpled over myself in pain telling myself it’s just Braxton Hicks. It had to be, my baby was not due just yet. So there I was running myself a nice bath to help me relax before my obviously much wiser and much more realistic husband dragged me off to the hospital. I remember that day like it was yesterday. Every tiny detail of the traumatic emergency c-section birth that brought my little baby into this world with a bang that moved the earth.

When I was growing up, I wasn’t sure if I wanted children. If you asked me, I’d have said “mmm we will see what happens.” I’ve never been overly into kids in the way that some people are. I never thought I’d be good at being a mother either. I was never a natural with children. Just usually quite awkward. Occasionally people would ask me if I want to have children and I’d say “I don’t think so” and they’d say “you’ll change your mind” and “your maternal instinct will

To my incredible husband on Father’s Day – Thank you! There are not enough words in the English language that can be used to express how much I love you and how thankful I am that I found you. Happy Father’s Day my love! I remember back to a time when I didn’t want to get married. Then I met you and I couldn’t imagine a life without you! I couldn’t imagine a life without a family with you! In the last nine years, you’ve gone from just someone I

I’ve spent the last few days nursing a sick husband and then a sick toddler and as luck would have it, just as they are both getting better I’m the one hit with the worst cold I’ve ever had. I’ve been coughing and cold and then hot and then cold and honestly, I don’t think I’ve had this bad a cold in a really long time. So it really was PERFECT timing for my incredible new duvet to arrive from Sixth Floor and Superbalist. I was sent this beautiful grey

This morning I woke up to the devastating news that an Ariana Grande concert had been bombed and 22 people are dead! TWENTY TWO people. Some of those, children. The lives of those twenty-two people’s family members will be changed for the worse for ever. They will now, live their lives consumed with guilt and grief. They will question their own decision-making “was it my fault for letting her go?” and they will look for someone to blame whether or not that person or group is responsible. Because when someone

Being a mother is probably the single most important role I have ever played in my life. There just isn’t any amount of preparation you can do to make this “job” go smoothly. You come into your new role with absolutely no idea about how hard it can be or how tired you will feel or how much love you will hold in your heart. Until becoming a mother, I had no idea that I was capable of loving someone this much. Suddenly your heart is swollen and ready to

Towards the end of February I wrote a post about Oden starting school and how terrified I was about it. I thought I’d give you a little update on how that went. Everyone at the school warned me that it would take him three weeks to fully settle into being at school but I underestimated just how accurate they were about it. The first week was HELL We started off by taking him in for a couple of hours a day for the first few days. Increasing pick up time

I’ve always been really good at handling stress. Honestly, I make to-do lists and I smash them like a boss. Lately, though, it’s something else. These last few days, I’m just overwhelmed. I swear, no amount of to-do lists, checklists or planning ahead can prepare you for when your child gets sick! I don’t mean a little sniffle, I mean waking up to your child completely covered in vomit type sick! Being mom to a toddler comes with a full set of challenges Yup. It’s a whole new ballgame. Almost two

At the end of last year, I was hell-bent on the fact that Oden would not be starting school until he was three. Not before, not on my watch, definitely not, nope! Oden going to school was NOwhere on my radar! Then January 2017 started and things kinda went crazy for me. Everything just started happening all at once and I was meeting clients and scheduling Skype calls and quoting for work like crazy and suddenly, I didn’t have the time I had at the end of last year. My

This was harder for me to admit than many things I’ve openly said before. I’m not natural at being a mother. I had always hoped I would be. I thought I’d be that kind of mom. I really did. My son has been the biggest blessing in my life. My miracle child born against all odds. I am more thankful for him than anything else in this world. He makes me beam with pride and when I wake up and see his face, my heart fills all over again.  So why

When did I get here? Here you ask? Well let me tell you, here in Adultville! It’s SCARY! Dealing with the importance of education and choosing a school for our son! I feel like it was just yesterday that I was following the rules of “living under my roof” as my dad always used to say. You know those things parents say when they’re getting you to do the things you need to do as a good responsible child. Yup. I was just coasting along as a child under someone else’s

On the weekend we went out to a family friendly restaurant specifically so my son who is now 14 months old could play with some other kids. After our meal, I took him into the play area. He was walking around singing to himself as he usually does when he decided to pick up some little plastic balls from the ball pit. So there he was, walking around holding two balls, one in each hand, still singing when some little asshole of a child (probably around age 3 or 4)

I didn’t always know if I wanted to be a parent. I thought the world can be so ugly that I wasn’t sure that I wanted to bring a new life into it. When I met my husband, that changed. I decided I wanted to have a family with him. When we started trying for a baby, and then found out we couldn’t naturally conceive, I was crushed. When the miracle that is my son happened, without drugs, without IVF, without being possible, I was over the moon. We were

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