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
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!
Before we'd even left the house for playgroup, she'd tipped a full box of Jacobs crackers all over the kitchen floor. Who knew they would break into so many teeny tiny pieces? Wonderful. There they were, my guilty pleasure, destined to be cheeseless and uneaten. It was 9am and she'd been rummaging in the cupboard … Continue reading Preschool Playgroup
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
With a massive community of women/mummy bloggers doing their thing, there's a world of support waiting for mums like us and yet sometimes you can still feel like you're alone. I'm a fellow follower of so-called 'mummy blogs'. They make me laugh at loud, they touch my heart and they all make me relate to … Continue reading New Mum: Why blog about ordinary life?
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
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 New Mum: 5 things people ask when you’ve got a newborn
Inevitably, as a first time Mum-to-Be, I was becoming increasingly curious about labour. I wondered what our story would be. Specifically, how to know when it officially starts (apparently you just know. As it turns out, I did!), how long it'll last (how long is a piece of string?) and what to expect (anything!). In an … Continue reading Pregnancy: Lady in Labour!