I remember as a child, Christmas and the build up to it was my favourite time of the year. All the sparkly lights, the music, the exciting food that seemed to only appear at this time of the year and of course the presents! My Gran once told me and my siblings that some of … Continue reading Why I am not partaking in “Elf on The Shelf”
A letter to my son as he begins school. My darling boy, I cannot believe today you start school. How did we arrive here so fast? There were times I never thought we would reach this day, when you were a tiny infant lying helpless in an incubator. Or days when I wished it would … Continue reading To My First Born
I was fortunate enough to grow up with both sets of my grandparents alive, in fact today all four are still here. As a kid, I remember there being nothing more exciting than your grandparents arriving at your house or you going to visit them. My granny would always bring a giant sack of toys … Continue reading The Joy of Grandparents
"Welcome to Disney World. Where Dreams Come True" Like most my age I grew up on the classics: wishing I had red hair like Ariel, wanting a pet tiger like Jasmine, whistling in the hope woodland creatures would help me tidy my room and captivated by the beauty and simple elegance of my favourite Princess, … Continue reading A day in Disney
We have just returned home from an amazing 20 day holiday in the USA. Are we crazy? I hear yourself ask. What would possess you to take your twin toddlers on a nine and half hour flight? Well my youngest brother was marrying his American bride and we weren't going to miss it! I have … Continue reading Toddler Twins and A Long Haul Flight.
Recently I've been scrolling through others' social media feeds and feeling inadequate. I see the pictures with bunches of tulips, the perfectly placed coffees and the stay at home mums who've managed to contour their make up! Then I look in the mirror and I'm met with my stained joggers, scruffy greying hair and my … Continue reading My (not so) Picture Perfect Life
There are 7 days, 168 hours and 10,080 minutes in one week. Some weeks I'm on point as a stay at home Mum (SAHM) and other weeks I would rather forget. So how do I survive the week with my tribe of three? 1. Routine I am a lover of routine. I need it to … Continue reading How I Survive The Week
As a kid I loved snow. As soon as I caught sight of it falling from the sky I would be listening to the local radio in the hope of a snow day. As a child and teenager a snow day was bliss. A day off school to sit at home, watch television, drink hot … Continue reading Argh It’s Snowing… Again!
In the U.K. information is given to expectant mothers on bonding with your baby, especially within the first few hours after birth. Midwives explain the best way to do this is through skin to skin contact, which simply means placing the fresh, newborn baby onto mother's chest so their skin meets. That way baby can … Continue reading Bonding with baby
The first three months were a blur as we tried to establish routine. Each day we had a rota of who would help out with each feed. We relied heavily on my family as David's sister was also pregnant and needed the support from her parents. To say we couldn't have done it without them … Continue reading Twins – 1 year on