I’ve never shown anyone this photograph before, in fact I haven’t even looked at it since it was taken but I was looking back at NICU photos ahead of the boys second birthdays and I felt it was the one shot that really summed it up. This is the first moment I held both of…… Continue reading The pain of NICU
It can get really expensive trying to entertain the kids, especially during the school holidays so here is my top 71 activities to do with young children. If you can’t see your favourite free activity send me a message, I’d love to discover some new ideas for things to do with the kids. 1. Go…… Continue reading 71 Free activities for kids
We all know that having a toddler is bloody hard work, they tantrum at the drop of a hat, they are seriously stubborn with all their new found independence and self-awareness, anything you feed them often disgusts them, they don’t listen and they have some sort of death wish if the amount of accidents they…… Continue reading The 10 best things about having a toddler
So 2016 shocked me somewhat as my little blog went from getting a few visitors to being read in over 150 countries and Facebook went from about 600 followers to a whopping 3,000 which still amazes me on a daily basis. All of your comments and messages spurred me on and gave me the confidence…… Continue reading Top 5 posts of 2016
Parenting isn’t straight forward and it certainly isn’t a walk in the park, unless this particular walk involves multiple tantrums about uncomfortable wellington boots, not wanting to walk any more, the sun going in their eyes or not liking the selection of sticks on offer. Your never prepared for what’s going to be thrown your…… Continue reading Happy Christmas you bloody amazing mother!
Imagine for a moment giving birth to your baby but instead of having them placed onto your chest, feeling their warm moist skin against yours, hearing their every breath and bleating cry, they are whisked away from you with just a glimpse of their tiny skeletal, pale, lifeless body. It’s possibly another 8-12 hours before…… Continue reading Why The Smallest Things campaign is so important for preemie mums
On Friday we had our first night away from our three little boys in two and a half years. We were as excited as kids before Christmas at the thought of spending 26 whole hours child free and we’d been counting down the days for weeks. We needed this night away, we needed time to…… Continue reading The Principal Manchester