Last Mother’s Day, we spent a sunny Sunday together at the seaside. Our group day out was a walk on an east coast beach, dinner of fish & chips and some quality family time. Fast forward to this year and life is so different ... the Coronavirus pandemic means no group day out. No group … Continue reading Mother’s Day 2020
It’s the eve of the Full Day at Nursery. We’ve done the taster sessions with success. The first stay-and-play felt like a trip to playgroup as I watched Little Lass discover the new surroundings, her eyes lit up when she spotted the water table and dressing up boxes. As I asked her key worker some … Continue reading First Day at Nursery
Dear Little Lass, I’m writing this message on the eve of your second birthday. We had a party at home for you at the weekend, have a family meal planned for tomorrow night and you’ll have a playcentre party with mini people at our local play area on Thursday. You’re a very lucky lass to … Continue reading Dear Little Lass: You’re turning Two!
Have you ever felt like your head is cloudy and you have a million things to do but you just don't know where to start? When people ask if they can help but you're not sure how to explain what you even need help with. Maybe you're not even sure what the problem is. You … Continue reading Ordinary Mum: My War with Worry
In February 2017, our baby daughter was born and we became parents. I caught the bouquet at our friend's wedding in May and Ordinary Lad proposed in December. I've announced our engagement on the ole social media on NYE and posted a photo of us in black and white ('cus we look better with a … Continue reading New Mum: Picture perfect parenting
This last fortnight, I've learned the importance of trusting your own instincts as a new mum. Our Little Lass has been coughing constantly and has been off her food which developed into green watery nappies as she began to refuse milk. After two trips to doctors with our Little Lass, we are now treating a … Continue reading New Mum: Trusting your instincts
I'm living the 'back to work' chapter; I've almost survived the first half term as a part-time teacher and first-time mum! Looking back over the last six weeks, I can reflect on the ups and downs. Things have changed. Have I changed? Teacher Vs Mamma After the birth of Little Lass, I've gone back to … Continue reading New Mum: Reality of being back at work
It's time to go back to school! Cue the online posts from gushing parents of kids in their uniforms. This week will be a period of transition for many of us, as parents and school staff as well as the pupils themselves. It'll be a week of firsts. Someone's first day at nursery or pre-school, … Continue reading Back to School: How are Mums feeling?
You know you're a mum (or dad) when you begin to say sentences which you've never uttered before. The funny thing is that they make perfect sense to you. Usually, the random phrases are in response to your child's behaviour at any given moment. You use your calm, rational, authoritative voice. You mean business. You're … Continue reading New Mum: Random things I say to my baby!
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