What does it feel like to grieve with a newborn? Last week, I went with my Dad to register my nan's death and then went straight to a Baby Massage class. People probably saw just another chatty mum playing with her baby; it's the Brave Face, you see? Inside, I was emotional. For Dad. For me. … Continue reading New Mum: Grieving for a grandparent
Is a girls weekend away any different when you have a newborn baby? Should you give them up once you become a mum? My little sister turned 30 recently and to celebrate, a group of us girls rented a house for the weekend. Our main aims were to consume copious amounts of Prosecco, Gin, Wine … Continue reading New Mum: Leaving Mini Lass for a Girls Weekend
How have you celebrated your Easter Weekends over the last few decades? For me, it goes something like this! 1990s Easter: Primary school hymns in assembly & Easter Bonnet competitions in the hall. Made chocolate cornflake nests with mini eggs on top. Proudly knew the story of Jesus - off by heart! 2000s Easter: Day … Continue reading New Mum: The changing faces of Easter weekend!
What are those early days really like for a first time mum? I'd read the books and spoken to friends but over the last few weeks I've been experiencing the reality of motherhood for myself. If you're pregnant, a new mum or just remembering what it was like in those early days, you might relate … Continue reading New Mum: 10 truths about raising a newborn baby
I'm a Mum; I've joined The Club! I actually have a baby daughter and it feels weird and wonderful all at the same time. As it's Mother's Day weekend, I'm sure that Mini Lass (her Dad) is scanning the internet for a thoughtful gift as I write. I know that my 6 week old baby … Continue reading New Mum: The Fear, The Responsibility & The Love!
I appreciate my Mum's guidance, whether it is intentional or just a fluke. Knowing my Mum, she's probably just been winging parenthood for the last 30 odd years. Reflecting on Mother's Day, had me thinking about some of the things I have learned so far, albeit accidentally. Here goes... 1. The importance of accessorising... My … Continue reading 3 Things my Mum has taught me…
You're never fully prepared for life with a newborn nor are you prepared for the curiosity of others. Well-meaning or plain nosey, here are some questions I've been asked this past month. You might recognise some; no doubt you've been asked them too. They appear to be the standard post-labour conversations for new mums! 1. Is … Continue reading 5 things people ask when you’ve got a newborn