Anxiety has made an unwelcome return to my life recently. I think I had about a year off it where I managed to keep it at bay and I felt good. Strangely this was just after my 2nd pregnancy and I was going through the hardest time of my life. And that right there, is the point – there is no rhyme or reason to anxiety. I think I have always suffered with anxiety but it was more on the extreme worrier end of the scale when I was younger rather than the hard-core anxiety stuff I get now. The… View Post

We love books in our family, they are a massive part of our daily routine but rightly or wrongly so are phones! We are all guilty of telling our child to hold on a minute while we finish an Instagram post or replying to someone on Facebook. We were very kindly sent a copy of #BabyLove: My Toddler Life by Corine Dehghanpisheh. The story is based around a little boy and his Mum. The little boy takes his Mums phone and uses it just as he sees her use it; taking photos and having a good old scroll through. His Mum… View Post

When did you get so big Little Man, tomorrow you start school. Sitting here with tears in my eyes, I feel a bit of a fool.   Your bag is packed, your clothes are labelled and your shoes are super shiny, But there is massive part of me that says ‘don’t take him yet, he’s still tiny.’   Nursery was your first big leap and then Preschool too. You’ve taken it all in your stride and this you will do too.   I don’t know where the years have gone but I do know we’ve had fun, I  think this… View Post

Dear Little Lady, Here we are; nursery day. My littlest child, my last child. Milestones are huge with your first child but they feel even bigger with your last because you know you will never be doing it again. You are more than ready for nursery. You are such a sociable baby and you are never happier than when you are with other children. The nursery you are going to is the one Little Man went to so we know you will be ok there; safe, happy and well looked after. All this aside, I sort of want to wrap… View Post

Weaning isn’t a baby stage I love. There I said it. I found it quite stressful with Little Man and this time round with Little Lady it has been tricky for a whole new set of reasons. The main one being that due to her prematurity (she was 11 weeks early) her digestive system was ready for food at 6 months but she didn’t really get what to do with food as her corrected age was a lot younger. Because of this and advice from her consultant we have spent a lot of time on the puree stage so I… View Post