Today is my first time experiencing ‘school holidays’ with a school kid. Last year it did have an effect on us based on our eldest attending preschool - so in theory, I’ve kind of got my head wrapped round the whole thing. I'm more prepared. From what I’ve gathered we’ve all got very different views on [...]
2016; the perfect instagram squares hadn’t really been ‘outed’ much at this point. It wasn’t talked about - the awareness that's now readily available around the reality of these beautifully curated images.
I can't believe I just typed out that title. Can we talk about co-sleeping for a second? I don’t like to label parenting choices but if I could best describe ours to date, it would be filled with patience, ‘picking battles’ wisely and being firm but fair. Battles are few and far between in this [...]
Let’s talk about fuck ups. Parental ones. I’m talking about the ‘dropping the baby on their head’ stuff. The stuff we don’t talk about. Hell, I’m sure I’ll get judged by a minority for bearing these stories but then I don’t really mind. I am a great mum and I know it. That’s the point. [...]
Ah, and breathe. Today I was basking in gratitude. My husband is home, my kids are on the right side of healthy, as am I. Maybe there’s a lack of sleep and a mountain of worry (that I shouldn’t be worrying about) but life is beautiful. My mental health has been pushed to it's limits [...]
I see you, I do. You are right over there but your name isn't Jamie, it's Dad. Past the skid mark on the carpet and the multiple dolls house pieces. Over that half eaten sandwich and a little further right of the sh*tty nappy that the dogs had a good lick at. Nope, past the [...]
My youngest daughter and I are still in that bubble. Our slow, giggly, fun loving and ridiculously sheltered bubble. I cherish these moments, maybe more so than I did with our first daughter because I know how quickly it changes now. I now know how fast these moments pass. The days where we had [...]