Yesterday I felt myself and Little Man needed to get out of the house, I have Mondays and Tuesdays at home with Little Man and we had stayed in all day Monday. We have a park on our estate and I decided we would walk there. One problem, it was cold, freezing in fact and Little Man has recently decided he is allergic to wearing hats, wellies and gloves so the prospect of getting him ready for our walk did not fill me with glee. I tried the ‘lets be completely normal approach’ – “do you want to put your… View Post

Before I start this post, I don’t claim to know anything about post-natal anxiety from a medical background, I just wanted to tell you about my experiences. 26th January 2012 was the day that I found out I was pregnant. I have wanted to be a Mummy since I can remember, I loved having a career but in my heart of hearts having a family of my own was the most important thing to me. I enjoyed pregnancy (as much as you can) and like many other Mums had quite a difficult birth but we all came out of it… View Post

Yesterday we went to Matalan to have a little mooch around. I absolutely love their kids ranges, lovely clothes at reasonable prices! I got 3 things for Little Man and here they are. Cable Knit Jumper – I love cable knit on toddlers, think it looks so cute and this green really suits Little Man. I don’t have a picture of this because it’s in his room and he is sleeping but you can find it here http://www.matalan.co.uk/kids-clothing/boys/shop-by-age/toddler-3mnths-5yrs/tops/s2578063/boys-cable-knitted-jumper-3mths-5yrs Blue Patterned Shirt – We have a birthday meal to go to next week and all of Little Man’s smart clothes no longer fit so… View Post

Welcome to the first in my Bedtime Stories series. I am a Librarian therefore it comes with the territory that I have always read with Little Man and he does have a genuine love for books. However recently I have introduced a proper bedtime storytime. He sits tucked up in bed and I sit next to him reading a story. I can honestly say it is my favourite part of our day, such a peaceful and special time for us to share. He has started to develop some favourites so I thought I would share them with you. Monkey Puzzle… View Post

The words ‘you’re having a big baby’ were words I heard from midwives too often in my pregnancy with Little Man. These words were often followed by ‘or it could all be water so don’t worry’. Then from others (because my bump was so big): ‘you sure there aren’t twins in there?’ and ‘you look like you’re about to pop, are you sure you’re only 30 weeks?’ Well that all scared the living hell out of me. I was a nervous first time mum, pregnant it seemed with this monster baby. So, was he big? You’re damn right he was,… View Post