The dash

So, my life currently revolves around “the dash”, also known as “the eye rub dash”. Who knew that at 35 years old I would be dropping literally everything at the sight of a chubby little fist headed in the direction of an eyelid.  Why? because all hail the nap, the elusive, wonderful, magical time of the day when a hot drink returns from the land of make believe and I …

Teething, you suck!

You want to know my top teething tips? Hide…drugs and hiding.  I’ll let you decide who the drugs are for. Noah’s first 2 teeth came in June and I had clearly blanked that period from my memory already.  He is now gum deep in cutting number 3 and I’m about ready to buy shares in Tanqueray.  Teething in our house truly is the pits, my …

On your first fathers day

A message to Mr Me on his very first fathers day. It’s been a tough 6 months, but the best 6 months and I love that we are learning to be parents together.  You are a fantastic daddy already and I know that as much as we will embarrass him and annoy him when he’s older you are going to be our little boys hero. …

Antenatal classes

I have to admit that I was sceptical as to what information an antenatal class could give us that we couldn’t find ourselves via friends, family, books, magazines and the Internet. The classes aren’t exactly cheap either so I wasn’t really sold on them.   The subject came up in conversation with a few second time mums that I met at aquanatal and pregnancy yoga …

50 things that make me happy

In no particular order  1. Giggles from my little man 2. Cold, sunny days 3. Cheese 4. More than 2 hours sleep in one go! 5. My little boys smiles when his daddy gets home from work 6. Getting into a bed with fresh sheets   7. A clean house (no, it never happens) 8. New haircut hair 9. My family  10. Ticking things off my to …

The secrets of motherhood

No, not the secret to motherhood, the secrets of motherhood, the bits the world doesn’t tell you.  Yep you’ve seen the mushy love stuff posts from me and yes, being a mum is amazing but it’s also hard, so very, very hard and here are some of the reasons why. 1.  The rush of love, or not That moment that the last 9 months has …

Mummy to be day / baby shower

At 7 months pregnant my lovely mum and little sister surprised me with a mummy to be treat at Owl House Day Spa.  The spa is located in a peaceful woodland spot in the grounds of Langley Priory in Derbyshire. We arrived to a team of absolutely lovely ladies who immediately made me feel very special even tho I had just reached the stage of feeling …