It’s Not Always Bad…

It’s Not Always Bad…

I thought to myself recently that any new readers might pop by my blog, read some of my recent posts (like “Before You Post” and “Loving My Life“) and wonder if the blogging world might not be a very nice place to be. This is not the case. I think a lot of us start blogging, get surrounded by so many like-minded others and feel like we’ve reached the mecca…

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My Captured Moment #8 | Our First Picture

My Captured Moment #8 | Our First Picture

There aren’t many nice pics of H and I straight after he was born. The ones directly after, are not for public viewing ever, if my cloud gets hacked – no one will be sharing those bad boys. But in all honesty, I didn’t really want my picture taken. I was cream crackered, hair out of control etc etc But this was a picture the hub snapped when H was…

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February 15 | Papery Peep

February 15 | Papery Peep

I love looking back over the month and seeing how much stationery, books, paper and other such things have featured. This month I am a little proud that I went into a couple of stationery shops without buying another notebook for myself! I do have a giant pile so need to reign in for a little while. So what have been the highlights this month? With my new part-time work…

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Calling My Son A Girl

Calling My Son A Girl

I would not describe myself as a gender neutral parent to any extreme degree. If H wants to watch Barbie on Netflix, I don’t hesitate to say ok. If he wants a pink and purple Doc McStuffins Doctor’s set, not a single part of me is worried. He doesn’t wear tutus or dresses, but then neither does he ask to. So when people make comments to him, implying he is…

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Newbie Class: Part 32 | Opening up the Floor

Newbie Class: Part 32 | Opening up the Floor

I love writing the Newbie Class and sharing technical tips with those bloggers who want or need to learn more about this blogging world. And there is so much out there to brush up on, learn more about. So, for a little change this week, I want to open up the floor to you readers. What do you want to learn more about? What do you struggle with? What has…

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{The Ordinary Moments 15} #8 | The Rainbow Room

{The Ordinary Moments 15} #8 | The Rainbow Room

My darling boy has been going to nursery since he was ten months old. It was painful. To go from 7 days a week together. To only 2. He was so little. Not even walking, with a mop of blonde hair that had never been cut. And now? Well now my baby boy, in that same nursery that he has been going to for over two years, is moving to…

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The Tea and Cake | Edition No. 7

The Tea and Cake | Edition No. 7

This week has been extreme in its up and downs, some moments truly quite bad and moments that make me nearly cry for their beauty. I believe though, that is part and parcel of being a mummy! My blog habits have been overhauled this week and I am reducing a lot of the linkies I join with, nothing to do with the lovely ladies hosting them. But I was creating…

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My Captured Moment #7 | Sunny Days

My Captured Moment #7 | Sunny Days

This photo is from May 2012 when H was 4 months old. It was unseasonably warm and, at the time, we lived in a second floor flat that got rather stuffy.  I would put H in the baby carrier and take him to the enormous fields behind our house and sit under a tree that gave us lots of shade. He would lie there and fall asleep. I would read…

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Parenting a Toddler or Working in the Bomb Squad?

Parenting a Toddler or Working in the Bomb Squad?

The baby years were a gentle time, I realise this now. Sure babies cry a fair bit but figuring out their needs is pretty simple and only really can be one of a few things: 1) Tired? 2) Hungry? 3) Bum Change? 4) Bored? 5) Need to burp? 6) Just wants to cry. But toddlers? I was pretty smug during age two. Terrible twos I guffawed internally, this is a BREEZE.…

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