My daughter was born exactly three months ago today. She is my third born and I'm 99.9% certain she will my last (I'm not sure my body could physically carry another child and I'm pretty sure I couldn't survive the school run with four kids and a greyhound!) With this certainty that my days of … Continue reading Slow down, little one!
Very flattering, mid sneeze baby shot!
Last week, for some strange reason, I decided to cook a salmon and leek pie for the kids dinner, from scratch. I have a 12 week old baby, two boisterous boys and dinner time in my house has always been the most stressful time of the day. So why on earth did I think it … Continue reading Down with dinner time!
When I was a kid there used to be a derelict playground behind our house. We used to climb over our back wall and spend most of the day playing in there; building camps, climbing trees and having competitions to see who could swing the highest on the old swings (swings that were made from … Continue reading Scaredy Mum!
There's no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing. Apparently.
Being on my third baby I have done my fair share of baby groups. Now don't get me wrong, I love going along, having a cup of tea and a chat with other mums (and sometimes dads) whilst little one is happily gurgling away on a playmat. But with this welcome social relaxation comes the … Continue reading Questions all mums seem to ask each other at baby group
A few days ago Mr DaisLikeThese picked our eldest son up from a playdate and when he arrived home he told me, enviously, how lovely our son's friend's house was. When I asked in which way it was so nice he said "well everything was lovely and spotless". I felt a pang of guilt - our … Continue reading Will my house ever be tidy?!
Is it OK to put ‘School Run Mum’ on your CV? No? Well it bloody well should be! It dawned on me this morning, as I was walking home after successfully delivering my two eldest children, age 7 and 4yrs, safely to their classrooms (adrenaline from the stress of the morning still pumping through my … Continue reading School Run Mum? You’re Hired!
Over the last few months I have watched, and laughed, at my four year old try to understand the world around him. I realise through his (constant and very repetitive) questions, just how confusing things are when you are four. Distinguishing between fantasy and real life is obviously a struggle; on an almost daily basis … Continue reading Being Four