Sweet child o’ mine.

In 2010 I was pregnant, I would have told you that if my child were a girl she wouldn’t always wear pink, if it were a boy he wouldn’t always wear blue.
I would have told you that my child would always show good manners.
My child wouldn’t have a snot encrusted face.
My child wouldn’t have massive public meltdowns. keep reading

Lessons I have learned. Well, some of them.

Six years ago I was eagerly awaiting the arrival of our first-born (she was late already) and the start of a new and exciting chapter to my life. The chapter where I become a stay at home mummy (or SAHM as we call it in the business). I’ve mentioned before I didn’t have a career and had I gone back to work I would have literally just been paying for childcare so it made sense to stay home. Continue reading “Lessons I have learned. Well, some of them.”

Perfect Mother?

Recently I had the (mis)fortune to read a blog post about the Perfect Mother.
I’m not going to link it but to loosely paraphrase, us ‘honest’ mummy bloggers need to pull ourselves together, make a from scratch Annabel Karmel meal for our perfectly scrubbed and dressed children and never complain. EVER.

I didn’t agree with this post at all, in fact I found it a little irresponsible, but it did get me to thinking.
What is our role as a parenting/mummy blogger? keep reading

All good things must come to an end

And so, it is with a heavy heart that I have to announce the end of my 10 year relationship.
It had it’s ups and downs.
We had good times and bad.
We’ve made dates, we’ve broken dates.
We’ve shared good news with others and bad news too.
We’ve been through so much together.
We’d stopped making an effort. I wasn’t offered the same wonderful promises newer, younger, people were offered.
It was my longest relationship and now it’s over…. keep reading

Hey Wills, you’re not alone.

Last week, during a visit to Vietnam,  Prince William admitted he struggled with parenthood.

The internet was vicious!

HOW VERY DARE HE? cried Twitter.

“U don’t know meaning of struggle”*

“This man has no idea what it means to struggle in life”

*SLOW HAND CLAP* keep reading