Everyone tells you how hard the first few months of being a mum will be. You know there will be sleepless nights, sore boobs, not knowing what the hell is going on and you survive in a haze of sleep deprivation. At some point without you even realising it starts to get a bit easier, you get a few more hours sleep, you learn to interpret the cries and you can manage a full cup of tea whilst your little monkey is happily bouncing around in a jumperoo. Then that day arrives, the return to work and the goalposts change… View Post

How to spot if your toddler is feeling a little tired: 1. They yawn. 2. They tug on their ears. 3. They appear a little irrational and may be easily upset. 4. They scream blue murder if you don’t agree to their every whim (how unreasonable of you to not let them kick the dogs!) and the more you try to appease them the louder the screams become. 5. They curl up in a naked angry sobbing ball after bath-time (your fault, you did take them out of the bath when it was empty to prevent them getting cold, you… View Post

I’m a little bit late to the party with Living Arrows, but one thing I promised myself I would do this year is make more of an effort to take some decent photos of Little O with the “proper” camera rather than just with my iPhone. I’ve still got an awful lot to learn about what exactly our camera can do, and also need to work on not blinding my son with the flash, but I think I managed to get a couple of good shots of him this weekend. These are a few of my favourites:

It’s been a pretty good week so far. Lots of lovely family time and a few more steps taken to hopefully increase our family. This is what we’ve been enjoying: Read Other than reading Little O his bedtime story I’ve hardly read at all this week. We’ve been reading an old favourite of ours which was bought as a present from a friend of mine when O was born. It’s a another Julia Donaldson book, Rabbits Nap. A lovely story that’s quite short, so perfect for when he’s sleepy and wants to head straight off to dreamland. Watched The new… View Post