Jacob had his 2 year development check today. Basically a check up to see whether your child is developing the way the NHS think they should be. They use the word normal and normally, I'm not sure I can get on board with that word. What actually is normal? I'd much prefer it if they … Continue reading Is he normal?
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.
We thought we'd go for a walk today. We thought it would be fun. We thought it would be nice bonding time as a family. We were wrong. The local shopping centre is less than a 15 minute stroll from our house. It was a dry, bright and only slightly windy afternoon, perfect for a … Continue reading Tantrum Central
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
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
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)