Dear O Here we are my boy, the day before you start school. We’ve been building up to this day for months. Your uniform is hanging neatly in the wardrobe, your hair is freshly cut, your About Me worksheets all filled in. You’re starting a little later than most of your class, a perk of being one of the older ones of your year. It meant we got a bonus extra week together, a week to cram in as much of you as I could. We had fun didn’t we?  You’re so ready for the next step. You’ve been a… View Post

When I was pregnant with O I always knew that I would be returning to work and whilst we have been very lucky in that we have two sets of grandparents nearby who look after him three days a week we did need a nursery for him to go to for the other days.  Initially I returned to work full time so we were looking for somewhere for him for two days a week. As a first time mum the thought of leaving my son with anyone other than family made me feel physically sick.  I started the nursery search… View Post

I am absolutely delighted to now be able to join in with the Siblings Project.  I have seen these monthly photos for quite a while now and love how they show the changing relationships between children as they grow.  Now that I have my own siblings I am so excited to see them together and want to make sure I capture the moments as they grow. G is our new addition and is two weeks old. At the moment O is fascinated and slightly terrified of him in equal measure.  He loves having him around and giving him kisses and… View Post

15th April 2016 It was a date that had been etched in my mind since September.  The date when we would find out where our little boy would be going to school. As an eager first time mum I had researched the application process, read up on the local schools and on what criteria pupils were selected.  I knew how many places had gone to siblings and the furthest distance from which pupils had been taken the previous year. I filled in the application form well in advance, and then returned to it to add a supporting statement.  I double… View Post