Last year, we took H on our first official family holiday. Gareth and I had been on weekends away and things before we had the boys but we hadn’t been away on a “proper holiday”. We chose Great Yarmouth as our destination. While it seems close to us on a map, it takes us nearly…… Continue reading Our Haven holiday
I see it. I can see that looking at your face when I say I’m not sending my boys to nursery or preschool. It’s only fleeting but I notice it. It’s a mix of worry, panic and concern. Thankyou but I don’t need your concern. I’ve had this look from friends, family, health professionals and…… Continue reading Please don’t nursery shame me.
H is 3 in 10 days. I can’t wait, we’ll be on holiday for it and his little face when we take him to the zoo will be amazing. Animals are his favourite thing at the moment (besides cars but I don’t think anything will replace them!) When we’re done at the zoo, we’ll drive…… Continue reading Why do we feel pressure to buy just for a birthday?
While my Instagram posts have carried on as normal, behind the scenes I’ve been struggling. I’m not sure what with but if I’m honest with myself, I think I’ve been struggling since A was born. It’s just the daily monotony, struggles, loneliness and fighting. Every day seems endless and tiring. I feel like I have…… Continue reading Time to be honest.
Since having the boys, I’ve realised how much stuff can just accumulate if you don’t keep on top of it! We’re convinced that we need all these gadgets and bits to keep our children alive when in reality, a lot of it goes unused. With H, I fell into a lot of these traps. He…… Continue reading Minimalism is the way forward!
The first Maternal Mental Health Week is this week, May 1st-7th to coincide with International Maternal Mental Health Day on May 3rd. I will confess, I’d never heard of an International Day for this which I’m quite ashamed of. We’ve all heard of postnatal depression and even prenatal depression but a mother’s mental health can…… Continue reading Why Maternal Mental Health matters.
This is a blog post I wrote for Sophie over at hotMaMa clothing. She makes beautiful breastfeeding friendly clothes that aren’t maternity! You can find her website here and check out her Instagram too, @hotmamaclothing. I have two boys, H is 3 in June and A is 8 months. I try and parent them both the same,…… Continue reading Why every Mum needs a “breast” friend!