So I’ve officially survived the first two weeks back at school. Although I went back from maternity for half a term before the summer holidays, I always knew the holidays were on the horizon. This time, heading back to school seems much more real, not only because the nearest holiday seems like a long way … More Two Weeks of Teaching
A couple of weeks ago I would have said this was true but trust me when I say my confidence in this statement has come crashing down. A full night of sleep is like the holy grail of motherhood. In those early days of motherhood, one of the first questions people always ask first is … More My baby sleeps through the night…
I need to address the elephant in the room. My weight. In fact who am I kidding, I am the blooming elephant in the room! Now Rory is one, I feel I have no excuse whatsoever for carrying so much extra weight! I have talked quite openly in a previous post about how I lost … More The Elephant in the Room
Today is a year since Rory’s due date. As it is rather than approaching his birthday, he is now nearly 13 months and believe me when I say the month since his birthday has been an interesting one. Something seemed to happen as Rory turned one which was a little unexpected. There were definitely signs … More Who knew it started so early?
So it’s only our first day away and already there is a very distinct difference between holidaying with a young baby and with a baby who is on the move. Now I know Rory isn’t walking yet but he is crawling at speed, in to everything and cruising his way to anything he wants. He … More He’s climbing the fireplace… Holidaying with a one year old.
As Rory reaches one, I was thinking about some of the milestones he has reached over the year, such as sitting up, crawling, rolling and waving. I then started thinking about some of the milestones I had reached during this first year, some of which I knew were in the pipeline, others which were much … More Mummy milestones
To my Rory Bear So yesterday you turned one and I can honestly say I don’t know where that year has gone. It feels like only yesterday that I held you in my arms for the first time, taking in every little bit of you, panicking when you were whisked away from us and holding … More A letter to my one year old…
The title of this article is actually a little misleading as technically this weekend wasn’t me time, it was my friend’s time as I was on her hen do. However this is definitely the closest I have come to having me time in the last 11 months! Although I have left Rory with my mum … More Me Time
So I haven’t posted for over a month. It wasn’t that I didn’t have anything to write about, more that I had too much to say! It was by far the toughest month of motherhood so far; much harder than the ups and downs of a newborn baby and more draining than the worst of … More Oh June…
I’ve found myself asking this question a fair few times over the last few weeks and to be honest I’m really not sure I actually know the answer at the moment. Obviously, I’m a Mum to Rory and I know that that is one of the best roles I could ask for, one which I … More Who am I?