I Don’t Want A Thick Skin Thanks

I Don’t Want A Thick Skin Thanks

Without exaggeration, I have literally lost count of the amount of times in my life someone has said the following to me: “Don’t take it so personally” “You need a thicker skin.” Or more recently and more harshly “Get a backbone”. I could go into another post here are about the things I have overcome, the things that have made me a pretty darn tough individual but I don’t really…

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May 15 | Papery Peep

May 15 | Papery Peep

Ooh I’ve been excited about putting this round-up together for this month as I am actually pretty chuffed with the level of reading for once. Albeit a holiday schedule of reading and not one I am likely to be able to replicate in everyday life. My Reading Happier at Home by Gretchen Rubin I really enjoyed The Happiness Project so bought Rubin’s follow-up quite soon after. I enjoyed this one…

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SwimFin Review

SwimFin Review

We’ve decided this year that we really need to get moving with H learning to swim. We tried the baby swimming classes that seem all the rage these days but he hated them so very much. He adores being in the water and is happy enough with that. We just need to get him swimming. When we were offered a SwimFin to review on our recent holiday to Kefalonia, I…

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Potty Training Round Two

Potty Training Round Two

After I moved to part-time hours, there were two things I wanted to attack quickly. One was weaning H off his dummy (which we did first and went spectacularly well). The next thing? Potty Training. We had our first round in March and it didn’t go too well shall we say, which you can read about in my attempts to find humour in the situation.….. The truth is, I tried…

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Ten Days in Kefalonia

Ten Days in Kefalonia

We booked our first family holiday abroad in 2014 and spent the next eleven months wishing the time away until we could finally be on our holidays together. A part of me feared the expectation levels were so high – could the reality ever match up? I had to keep reminding myself that the hotel seemed lovely online and be hopeful we weren’t set for some holiday nightmare. And then…

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{The Ordinary Moments 15} #21 | Going It Alone

{The Ordinary Moments 15} #21 | Going It Alone

Ever since my H was born, there has been an undeniable tie between us. I am the one he wants the most for bedtime stories and cuddles, much to his Daddy’s despair. While I feel sad sometimes that he can’t break through our bond, I have always been fearful of the days when H might not need me as much. Sadly, it would seem the first stages of that process…

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