6 monthiversary

The Little One turned 6 months old today. How did that happen? I’m sure many of you can relate to what I’m feeling – that it’s been the longest 6 months of my life but by heck it’s also flown! Watching your little baby change every day is quite amazing but I have to admit…

Food glorious food.

I’ve tried and failed at writing a new post a few times in the last week. I blame my failure on the Little One. Harsh I know seeing as she can’t defend herself but I know I’ll get my comeuppance when she’s a teenager. She’s going through her latest “leap” and surprise surprise it’s another…

Small price to pay?

I fell up the stairs the other day….yes UP!!! It’s like my brain is slowly starting to find it hard to keep up with my body. Or maybe my body is just too exhausted to listen to my brain. Either way, I’m physically exhausted! This may sound ridiculous because it’s not as if I’m in…

The Big Latch On

I attended my first Global Big Latch On event today which was held in a park near where I live. The aim of the game was to get your bairn to latch on for a feed in a 10 minute window. Luckily the latch didn’t have to be a full blown feed because the Little…

On top of the world

I love how some days, as a mum, I feel like I am conquering the world and lying in bed at night, after said day, that I have just conquered the world. I love when I’ve spent a whole day with my Little One and I’ve literally spent the whole day thinking that she’s just…

Attachment parenting

Nana passed me a newspaper article to read that appeared to label bits of my parenting methods as “attachment parenting”, “off grid parenting” or “intensive mothering”. The tone of the article seemed slightly derogatory towards this particular style of parenting and the author seemed particularly dubious as to whether children and parents come off any…

Progress….oh wait, maybe not.

Huge achievement!! I managed to get the Little One asleep and down in her cot before 10pm and I left the bedroom while it was still light outside. How did I celebrate? Glass of wine I hear you cry; or how about snuggles with the hubby in front of the telly; or maybe I should…

Heatwave -not good for business or baby

Summer has arrived and I’ve been receiving the odd comment regarding working outdoors in this lovely 30 degree heat. Most people would naturally think that I’m one jammy beggar but let me set the record straight. Although I’m not about to volunteer to walk into an air conditioned office I can’t say I enjoyed wearing…

Sorry, I don’t speak baby!

Today’s been a funny old day. Actually the past week has been rather odd as far as the Little One is concerned. I don’t know if she’s going through some sort of developmental leap but her usual cute babbling has disappeared and the new sound makes you think her lips have been sewn shut –…

Baby road rage

Had a bit of a break with the blog while my lovely sister-in-law was visiting. The Little One was on her best behaviour for the visit and they’ve both taken to each other really well – think plenty of smiles and giggles so we hope she’ll be back soon!   Different story if we rewind…

Old me vs. Real me

Earlier today, as I stood sopping wet, garden fork in hand, I chuckled to myself as I remembered the old me. The old me was pretty downtrodden whilst sat in an office, 40 hours a week; the old me didn’t know why she was miserable and couldn’t pin point what it was that she really…

Junk Mail

I don’t know if I’m alone here but, since becoming a mum my e-mail inbox seems to be flooded with tens of e-mails each day telling me how many days, weeks or months old the Little One is. Do you think they think that mums (and dads of course!) need reminding of this important fact, that…