Our First Ordinary Family Holiday abroad is fast approaching. I'm so excited, given that the last time Lad and I went abroad I was pregnant and therefore sober... and a holiday is just not the same without Cocktails & Gin. And Cocktails. I keep picturing myself indulging in the all inclusive bar whilst simultaneously rocking … Continue reading New Mum: Counting down to our First Family Holiday Abroad!
The new chapter began today: Ordinary Working Mama. I've returned to teaching secondary English but on a part-time basis in an attempt to achieve a 'work life balance'. I hear a roar of laughter...yeh, there probably is no such thing! Just humour me, ok? After suppressing tears before I left home this morning, I had … Continue reading Ordinary Mum: Going back to work
When is the right time to lose weight after giving birth? Are you proud of your MummyTummy or are you keen on improving your post-baby body? My Little Lass is 4 months old now and maternity leave has so far involved a few baby classes, catching up with people & (you've guessed it) lots of … Continue reading New Mum: When should you lose your baby weight?
Dear Little Lass Today, I have hugged you tighter than ever; I am devastated for the victims of a terror attack at a concert in our nearby Manchester. I feel a heightened need to keep you safe. Ordinary people were simply enjoying a night out. I am heartbroken for the victims, their families, and for … Continue reading Manchester Attack: An open letter to my baby girl
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
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!
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 New Mum: 5 things people ask when you’ve got a newborn