Is the grass always greener on the other side?

My name is Anna and I have work envy.

Recently a friend of mine has returned to work after maternity leave and I am positively jealous. Not only did she get a new hair do and wardrobe but she looked…I don’t know, more vibrant and less ‘mumsy’. Continue reading “Is the grass always greener on the other side?”

Holidays with a family.

We’ve just booked our Easter holidays. HUZZAH!

We have rented a villa in the South of France….Again!
I can’t wait.

I always said I’d never be the person who goes on holiday to the same place.
Well guess what?
I AM THAT PERSON NOW AND I DON’T CARE. Continue reading “Holidays with a family.”

Weird stuff my kids do

Sometimes I sit and I think. I remember the days before children, my shallow, empty existence with a tidy house, organised life, variety of conversation topics and nights out in abundance. Then I look at my babies, sitting there, looking like butter wouldn’t melt, one of them eating the food in order of what they like least to best whilst the other tips it all on the floor because it tastes better from there and I think to myself…

My children do some really weird shit. Continue reading “Weird stuff my kids do”

You’ll never walk alone (with a toddler)

One of the THE¬†most stressful part of my day is the walk home from school. It’s not far, a mile, it’s a slight incline all the way and it’s like being dragged about by a herd of rampaging wildebeest!

It starts in the playground while we wait for Aoife, Seth sits on the floor in the mud. Sometimes he might have a little lay, a small roll around. I take a snack to try and keep him on his feet. He has been known to pick it off the floor and eat it. Then he has a little crawl in the mud, he is more than capable of walking but crawling is more fun. Continue reading “You’ll never walk alone (with a toddler)”

What kind of Mum are you?

As a blogging sort I spend a lot of time procrastinating¬†writing. Obviously with looming deadlines there’s only one thing to do. A quick ‘Which DC character are you?’ quiz before I started (Batman in case you’re interested). Obviously, in the spirit of equality I had to do a ‘Which Marvel character are you?’ quiz (Thor – URGH, No one wants to be Thor) and then a ‘Which female superhero/villain are you?’ (Harley Quinn) as you can tell, I love a good quiz. I always have, it started with the Just Seventeen ‘What kind of friend are you?’ and spiralled from there. In homage to my love of quizzes, I decided to create my very own. Continue reading “What kind of Mum are you?”