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!
Our Little Lass was born on 12th February 2017 weighing a healthy 7lb 1oz (why do people want to know this?) The labour was a story in its own right but she's one week old now and I'm totally smitten. The three of us are still in our new impenetrable family bubble of kisses, cuddles … Continue reading Mini Lass is born!
"Forewarned is forearmed as they say!" As first time parents, we were weighing up the pros and cons of attending Antenatal Class. We figured we'd learn something new so thought why not? Prior Expectations Friends of ours had told us stories about the lady leading the class who walks round leaning on furniture in mock labour moaning "ooo" and "ahhhh" at … Continue reading Pregnancy: Attending Antenatal Class
"Life is too short". How many of us have heard that before? How many of us consider this during our everyday lives? We're not always able to do everything we want or get everything we want because life has other plans for us and sometimes we can feel negative. In recent weeks, either myself or someone I know … Continue reading Do you have an Attitude of Gratitude?
Happy new year everyone! It’s time to reflect on the year that has passed; the start of a new year is a natural time to look forward to what lies ahead. There's a sense of optimism in the air. For the last couple of days, I’ve scrolled through social media to see timelines full of … Continue reading New Year, Same You?