Entering the world of ‘Toddlerisms’

I’ve made my first classic mum mistake and it’s one I shouldn’t have made considering I’ve been told a similar story before. My bff has a gorgeous little boy who is as bright as a button and sounds just as observant as my Little One. He’s a bit older than Holly but a couple of…

Part 4: Big Changes Afoot: The here and now

So here I am, back up to date with the blog and with some big changes afoot. My little family unit is in the process of a house move to be nearer my work. (Sigh of relief.) I can finally see an end to the weekly packing and unpacking of bags as the Little One…

Part three: Sunshine or hurricane? 

I’m back!! I’ve wanted to get back to writing for a while now but life – aka work and baby – has kept me running around, detached from any form of keyboard and social media for quite a while. In fact, I’ve felt pretty detached from the world but I’m determined to make a change!…

Part one: The Dark Side (written 19th June 2017)

I began this blog with the intention of documenting the first year of the Little One’s life alongside the first year of my new working life. It was mainly born out of wanting to know more from my mum and dad about my baby firsts and although they seem to remember a fair bit, it’s…

Not yet a toddler but no longer a “baby”

We’ve made it! The Little One is now a boddler – no longer a baby (she’ll always be my baby!!) but not yet a toddler. More importantly, the hubby and I have survived the first year of the world’s most gruelling yet most rewarding rollercoaster ride. Watching the Little One grow over the last 12 months…

She defies and tantrums…but she also crawls and she dances.

The Little One has now been in the outside world longer than she was in my inside world. The human being that I started growing last year is living, breathing, beautifully thriving and yet still a sodding sleep thief! More to the point, the little person that was not so long ago still very helpless…

Head like a Lego man – he says!!

  8 months today?! How, what, when, where, why?! This year is zooming by…or more to the point, my Little One’s first year is zooming by! She’s getting longer and longer by the day (still no sign of the round Michelin baby that the hubby and I thought we’d have!) and she’s finally managed to…

Wardrobe malfunctions, “lie-ins” and impatient Postman Pat

I’ve had a busy few weeks, some of which has been spent with just the Little One and I. The hubby had to be away from home for two weeks and I now have an EVEN BIGGER respect for single parents who are managing to juggle life and their child(ren) while keeping their shit together….

“It’s a slippery slope” said she

It’s taken just over six months but I’ve finally had that comment! You know the one where I say something about my parenting methods and the person gives a sharp intake of breath and says “it’s a slippery slope”. I half expected to receive, “you’re creating a rod for your own back” months ago but…

What a difference a week makes…

Oh the stark contrast from last week to this week. Tiredness has hit me like a ton of bricks and I am literally struggling to keep my eyes open and my limbs moving. I don’t know if it’s the relentless heat, the being woken up every 40 – 60 minutes at night, the manual job…

“It’s impossible to be annoyed when she’s so happy!”

I’ve been AWOL recently and this time it’s not the Little One to blame…well mostly not her fault. The last couple of weeks have been all about the Aunties. The hubby’s little sis has been with us for a few weeks which has been amazing. And my sis got married at the beginning of the…