When I was pregnant with G I had a think about what baby products I used with my eldest and wrote a post about the ones I that made my life easier as a first time Mum.  Naively, I had assumed most of those would still be valid when G came along.  Whilst one or two of them were (I’m looking at you Angelcare Monitor) I’m really surprised that those items that seemed so vital first time round weren’t quite as necessary. One part of this was that I was more confident in my Mummy ability, and was a little… View Post

Becoming a Mum is hard in so many ways, but one of the aspects I found the hardest was adjusting to my post bump shape.  During my first pregnancy I gained a lot of weight, and went from a size 10 to a 14 and everything in my wardrobe was far too small.  I remember buying a hideous green skirt for O’s first Christmas because it was a size 12.  I refused to believe I was a 14 and bought it simply because it was a 12 (and had a much needed elasticated waist!) It took a lot of hard… View Post

Growing up I never pictured myself as an all boy mum.  Equally I didn’t picture myself as an all girl mum either.  Coming from a family with one of each that is how I saw my future, not for any particular reason other than it was what I knew.  The majority of my friends came from one of each families and it just seemed the norm. Fast forward to present day and I am a fiercely proud boy mum, and I love being the only girl in the house.  We’ve had the inevitable “Will you be trying for a girl?”… View Post

I don’t normally do New Year posts.  I generally believe that if you want to make changes it can happen anytime in the year, it doesn’t necessarily have to be in January.  I still believe this but this January feels a little bit different and I wanted to note that.  There are things I want to achieve this year, differences I want to make in myself and I want to write them down so I can remind myself of them throughout the year. I don’t do resolutions.  For the reason mentioned above and the fact that I never stick to… View Post