Have you ever told a child off? A child that wasn’t your own. 

Hands up, full disclosure, I have. Once.  It's a hotly contested topic among parents. Would you? Should you? Will you ever? Whichever side of the debate you're on, hear me out.  In an ideal world our children would have all of our attention, all of the time. Unfortunately we don't live in an ideal world. … Continue reading Have you ever told a child off? A child that wasn’t your own. 

Confidence as a mum

Confidence has always been something I have struggled with.  Largely, I've never really had much. As far back as I can remember I've had fairly low self esteem, from school, through college, university and work.  I know why, you don't need to know why, but there you go. This lack of confidence in ones self … Continue reading Confidence as a mum

Picture Perfect Parenting

I took a cute snap the other day. A beautiful snapshot of brother and sister playing together. It was perfect. It looked perfect. The photo speaks a thousand words: lucky; blessed; love; perfect; family; wonderful. That photo shows no stress, a loving relationship and how lucky I am to witness this and live it every … Continue reading Picture Perfect Parenting

Once You Pop You Just Can’t Stop (Writing That is, Not Pringles)

It's taken a while for me to pluck up the courage to write this. For many people, I know it will be new information. Please don't be offended that you didn't know. I didn't tell you because of how I felt not because it was you. Day 4. Still marked - "saved as draft".  Still … Continue reading Once You Pop You Just Can’t Stop (Writing That is, Not Pringles)