Why are they always more poorly at night? For days, our happy 9 month old baby has been coughing, spluttering and screaming. Poor little love; she's got a runny nose and chesty cough, keeps tugging on her ear and crying. We've got stinging eyes and a dose of irritability syndrome (me & her dad that is). … Continue reading Poorly Baby: Teething or Testing Us?
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
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!
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