It Sucks Being A Poorly Mum

Being ill when you’re a mum is rubbish. Whereas in a pre mummy life, you’d have taken yourself off to bed with enough trashy magazines to last you for the duration or headed for a hot bath with something medicinal, these options no longer apply with a toddler to consider. Since Baby O started nursery 12 months ago he has managed to pass on 3 sickness viruses and I’m pretty sure he’s responsible for the flu-like symptoms I’m currently experiencing. He himself never gets ill. but I’m convinced he’s the carrier. I’ve had 10 years of not being sick (well,…

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Newborn V’s Toddler Cuddles

When we found out we were expecting Baby O we were over the moon, I was definitely ready to be a mum.  Being the youngest of my group of friends and watching them one by one have babies, I was delighted it was going to be my turn.  I was ready for the baby stage, but I have to admit toddlers scared me. I would get exhausted just watching my friends run around after their little ones. I enjoyed almost every minute of being pregnant (the 3 stone weight gain will confirm that) and longed for those newborn snuggles.  Baby O…

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Losing the Baby Weight

After the summer holidays I seem to be carrying a few excess pounds, brought on by a few too many wines and far too many meals out.  It got me thinking about how I lost my baby weight so thought I’d share with you how I managed it. After having my first baby in November 2011 I had put on 3 stone and gone from a size 10 to a size 14 and wasn’t happy about it.  I’d enjoyed the being pregnant part and had taken the eating for two far too literally.  I remember shopping with hubby and Baby…

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New School Year Resolutions

I wrote this last year as I started the new school year. Twelve months on these resolutions all still apply so time to remind myself of them. Last school year was the toughest I’d had so far as I struggled to combine working full time and still being a very much hands on mum.  With a husband who works long hours during the week the majority of baby organization fell to me.  By the time Christmas came I felt like I was cracking up.  So after sitting down with hubby, checking we could afford it, we made the decision I…

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