I woke up Christmas Eve Eve (that’s the 23rd December for those that like to stick to regular calendar dates), to discover I had received an early Christmas present. I had been nominated for a Liebster Award. Read more
How lonely do you feel as a Mum?
A survey conducted by Channel Mum found that more than 90% of Mums in the UK admitted to feeling lonely since having children.
This survey, which asked 2,025 mothers a number of questions about their roles as Mothers, also showed that 54% admitted they felt more “friendless” since giving birth.
There had been no forethought, when I was pregnant, about whether I’d use dummies (soothers/pacifiers) for my baby.
I’d never been bothered either way by babies using dummies, but I was aware that it was a subject that could cause rather heated debates. Read more
- 1 in 4 working families and 1 in 3 working mothers use grandparents for childcare
- 63% of all grandparents with grandchildren under 16 help out with childcare
- 1 in 5 grandmothers provide at least 10 hours a week of childcare
- the proportion of grandparents who are of working age is set to grow as the retirement age gradually rises
This week was the first real time my life as a Mother and my life as an Administration Assistant challenged each other.
Baby E became ill, and I had a dilemma; do I send her into day-care (knowing that she wasn’t contagious, nor was she vomiting) and go into work? Or, do I stay at home and look after her?
A lot of you are probably screaming at the screen right now, “Of course you stay home!”, “How is this a dilemma?”, “YOU’RE A MOTHER FOR GAWD’S SAKE!” Read more
A month ago I actually started (after much deliberation) a blog about . . .
Well, I’m still not sure what it’s about, but it’s here, and it’s staying for the foreseeable future.
Twelve blog posts, and three recipe pages, later, and I’m still finding my feet. Perhaps that will always be the case. Perhaps this blog will be as chaotic as my own thoughts. Like the drawer everyone has in their house, where random items such as used batteries, takeout menus, and bits of ribbon that you’re sure will get used one day end up. Read more
So Baby E is one now. This year has gone sooooo quickly. It’s madness!
Celebrating her birthday has given me opportunity to reminise. I was tense throughout my pregnancy, but now I remember it through rose-tinted glasses. Believing it to be the most amazing time ever.
I merrily forget about the constant trips to the loo, the aching back, the inability to sleep, and the extraordinary ability to pretty much fart on demand.
I loved the excuse to eat, and boy did I?! Plus, the excuse to buy new clothes, even though they were maternity wear, was pretty cool.
I also remember everyone who had ever had a child providing me with every bit of advice they could, until my head exploded with information.
Recently, I became one of those people too, when a work colleague was about give birth. I sent off the below email, figuring that now I had a baby, I too could start passing on my wisdom to others: Read more
Saturday was Baby E’s first birthday party. I’m still tired from it now!
We (I) decided on having a open house. My reasoning being that this would be cheaper, so we could spend a bit more money on gifts and days out. I also thought it would be easier. I wouldn’t have to worry about setting things up, or getting so much food prepared.
I was wrong. Read more
I gave Mama Mama and Daddy a little lie in this morning. Not because I was being nice, but because I really couldn’t be arsed to get up and stand at the end of my cot like I do every morning, and chant about Dodos until one of the servants came to get me.
I don’t know what it is about Dodos, but screaming Dodo over and over again seems to encourage some early morning attention from them. Sometimes I like to mix things up and chant about Dido. Read more
The Oxford Dictionary defines cacophony as the following:
If you have a child who likes to play instruments, then I’m sure you’ll know what a cacophony is. To be honest, if you have a child at all, then I’m sure you’ll know exactly what a cacophony is. Read more