This morning it was photo day at nursery, now getting dressed in the morning, as many parents will attest to is a battle in itself. Couple that with two children under 5 jacked up on advent calendar chocolate and a range of ‘princess’ dresses to choose from – well it’s like negotiating a peace treaty […]
So this past weekend, not only did the sun actually come out at a decent temperature all weekend, but we had a really nice fun filled, tiring weekend. Just like the ones you see on the adverts! Yes! THEY DO EXIST! First, was Friday – my day with the girls, the day that normally is quite […]
So I’m sat here at 5.20am following another 4am night feed (?) and just can’t get back off to sleep – why are you blogging then you silly woman I hear you ask… ? Well because I need to put pen to paper about everything that is going through my mind – and hopefully then […]
Last month the lovely folks at CBeebies lent us a magazine to review. Very kind of them for sure, as my eldest absolutely can’t get enough of CBeebies, and lucky too, as quite often Mr Tumble and Peter Rabbit babysit the two of them, while I try to work my way through washing, the odd […]
So, that’s it Christmas is over. And, it feels a bit like a shorter more active version of maternity leave – like you have a hangover without consuming the alcohol – i.e. knackered, seeing the same 4 walls for days on end and craving some time alone so you can pee / poo / get […]
So apparently I am going through a ‘mid-life’ crisis. I am turning 40 next year and have suddenly started to do ‘crazy’ things… like get my nose re-pierced, get my first tattoo, dye my hair silver, take up yoga and start to share my rants with the world on social media… so is this a […]
It’s times like this I want to say thank you to my long suffering husband (AKA Barry Poppins). He never asked for any of this… the sleepless nights, the hormones, the tears and tantrums… but he has and is amazing through it all. Currently we are averaging around 5 hours solid sleep a night with […]
My girls are master detectives… No idea how they do it – but the little darlings have a habit of knowing when you really need a good night’s sleep and completely ruining our every chance of that. I can sense quite a few mums and dads shaking heads at that… but seriously HOW do they […]
Being a professional working mother who is reporting to a direct-line manager situated in the US, means I have many demands on me to be flexible. From dealing with nursery drop-offs to dialing into important meetings at 8pm – which, I am glad I can do, from home in the comfort of my own surroundings and not at my desk in Slough (45 mins away).
There is a mention of career progression being stunted due to not being ‘physically present’. Surely most people these days want to work for an organisation that trusts its employees to get the job done, as opposed to working within set hours at a set location?
Yes, I am referring to the delight that is toilet training. Have to say again, I wasn’t prepared for this joyful part of my eldest’s development (definitely sounding like the worlds most unprepared mother again), where yet again I underestimated how crap it is… you think nappies are bad… think again! Kidlet number 1 is pretty […]