You often hear people moan that all parents do when they get together is talk about their kids. I agree that sometimes there needs to be a no kid talk rule. We all need time off and we all need to talk about things that don’t include references to poo, the naughty corner and the battle to get our kid to eat something green. However, there is also a lot to be said for the chats about our kids. I was chatting to a mummy friend one day last week. Little Lady had driven me mad all of the day… View Post

Wow 6 months! 6 months ago I was in shock. One of my girls had grown her wings and one was in an incubator fighting for her life. Not forgetting my little man waking up to find Mummy & Daddy had gone in the night and Granny and Grandad were there instead. It’s amazing how your life can change in an instant. How your whole outlook can change; my whole world was rocked and to be honest it’s not stopped since. So 6 months on we have a new normal. So much has changed. I am learning how to walk… View Post

I had a mummy sick day on Sunday. The first time in a long time. I lay in bed feeling utterly sorry for myself but also feeling guilty that I wasn’t with the kids. I wasn’t getting the washing done, I wasn’t playing with them and I felt awful about it. Funnily enough though their world didn’t fall apart and everything was fine but that didn’t stop the guilt. As parents it seems to be in our job description that we do it all. We have a million and one things to do all the time and there is no… View Post

I am on my second maternity leave now and although it started in a rather unconventional way with lots of hospital visits we are now in the midst of ‘normal’ maternity leave. However it is quite different this time round than it was when I had my first baby. I asked a couple of friends who are on maternity leave with number two or have recently been on it what they thought too. Here are our 5 reasons why maternity leave is different second time round. No more PJ days – Now my eldest is in preschool there are no more… View Post

*TRIGGER WARNING* Dear Little Angel, It’s Christmas time. At the end of this week myself, your Daddy, your big brother and your twin sister will be settling down in front of the Christmas tree opening presents. It’ll be a happy day; that’s really important to me this year. Your brother hasn’t had an easy year and I really want this to be a special Christmas for him. Please Little Angel, don’t think I have forgotten you though; my missing piece. I planned matching Christmas pudding outfits for you and your sister. A photo opportunity to bring out on your 18th… View Post