A Mum In The Middle

A Mum In The Middle

This summer is proving to be a tough one in some respects and I’m really starting to feel stuck in the middle.  We …
Keeping Teen Busy This Summer

Keeping Teen Busy This Summer

Doesn’t it get harder to keep them busy the older they get?  It’s not that they need entertaining as such, but engaging …
Bringing Home The Baby: A Toddler’s View

Bringing Home The Baby: A Toddler’s View

Mummy and Daddy kept saying there was a baby coming soon.  They said it was in Mummy’s tummy.  Now do I look like …
One Month Old Baby Update

One Month Old Baby Update

So today Tinkerbell is one whole month old and hasn’t it flown by!  I find time really speeds up with children around, I’…
Putting Love Before Motherhood

Putting Love Before Motherhood

In the Daily Mail this week Deri Robins wrote about the price of putting love before her daughter in this honest article where she …
So Proud Of My Teen

So Proud Of My Teen

This week simply cannot pass by without some huge credit going to my teenage boy.  My regular readers may already know he is 16 and …
Our Birth Story: Induction of Labour

Our Birth Story: Induction of Labour

Last week saw me turn 41 weeks pregnant.  It was like one of those milestone birthday’s you’d really rather ignore even though you …
40 Weeks and Overdue!

40 Weeks and Overdue!

When will I ever learn to keep my big mouth shut!  Those that know me well already know the answer to that.  I’ve …
Our Morning Story – #MorningStories Linky Challenge

Our Morning Story – #MorningStories Linky Challenge

Mornings in our house aren’t the happiest time, unless it’s the weekend.  I’m very, very pregnant (DD 20th May) so my …
What Causes Heartburn In Pregnancy?

What Causes Heartburn In Pregnancy?

Heartburn has plagued me in all 3 of my pregnancies in varying degrees.  I don’t know about you but that annoying acid burning sensation …
37 Weeks Pregnant and Full Term

37 Weeks Pregnant and Full Term

This week I became 37 weeks pregnant.  Woohoo! Doing the Full Term Pregnancy Shuffle right now!  There have been times when I have really worried …
My Breastfeeding Story – A Happy Ending for an Old Cow

My Breastfeeding Story – A Happy Ending for an Old Cow

  ‘Right’, I thought.  ‘I’ve done this before, this will be a doddle.’  That was how I entered my breast feeding relationship with …
How To Help Your Children Be Happy

How To Help Your Children Be Happy

As a parent the thing I want most for all of my children is to be happy.  I don’t mind how they get …
Pregnancy Update: Week 35

Pregnancy Update: Week 35

Right!  It’s the home straight, as hard as this pregnancy has been the end is very much in sight.  I need to shake …
What to Pack in Your Maternity Bag

What to Pack in Your Maternity Bag

  With about 6 weeks left to go it’s definitely time to start thinking about what’s going in my hospital bag. My labour …
My Promise to You

My Promise to You

  When you’re born, I will hold you When you cry, I will comfort you When you’re hungry, I will nurse you …
33 Weeks Pregnant and Struggling

33 Weeks Pregnant and Struggling

  I have felt far better than I do this week by a long shot.  Week 33 is really getting to me, and the thought …
Princess seeks World Domination

Princess seeks World Domination

Aren’t toddlers one of the most challenging little beasts you’ll ever come across?  We are starting to witness some interesting developments in …
Mum to a Teen too: A Mathematical Genius!

Mum to a Teen too: A Mathematical Genius!

  Some days I really do find it difficult to accept that I’m a Mum to a 16 year old.  It’s not the …
Co-sleeping: What’s the Problem?

Co-sleeping: What’s the Problem?

  I always find myself apologising if the issue of Princess’s sleeping arrangements arises with anyone, friends, other parents and even family.  You …
Devon Road Babies: Essential Labour Bag

Devon Road Babies: Essential Labour Bag

  So, you’re an expectant Mum and this is your first, second or in my case third baby and there are a million …
Are You Gonna Have Another One?

Are You Gonna Have Another One?

  I did feel ever so sorry for Prince William and Kate this this week as they attended their first Royal Engagement of the …
A Princess’s Birthday:  A Bear’s Story

A Princess’s Birthday: A Bear’s Story

  I was so excited about the weekend as I’d heard I was going to Princess’s house. It was her birthday, and …
Interview with a Princess

Interview with a Princess

  Being in the same room with Princess I get a sense she’s thinking about something else.  Her eyes are wondering until they …
Birth Plan – Preparing For Labour

Birth Plan – Preparing For Labour

In about 10 weeks I’m going to get another one of these!  I’m so excited, despite being very uncomfortable at the same time.  &…
10 Reasons to Play Basketball

10 Reasons to Play Basketball

I had a really difficult time finding a sport that my son liked.  I was really keen for him to be fit and active, …
Week 29 of Pregnancy: Where Did My Mojo Go?

Week 29 of Pregnancy: Where Did My Mojo Go?

This is week 29 of a difficult pregnancy.  This week has been very a difficult week! I’m sure I’ve had more pins in …
Princess and the Penwizard!

Princess and the Penwizard!

Once upon a time there was a little Princess who loved to read.  She dreamed of starring in her very own book, with her …
To BLW or Not BLW? That is the Question!

To BLW or Not BLW? That is the Question!

I have two very different experiences of weaning my children.  When my Teen was weaning 16 years ago, the advice was so different as I’…
10 Tips for How to Deal with Teenagers

10 Tips for How to Deal with Teenagers

Having to deal with a teenager has definitely been the most challenging part of my parenting journey.  My teen is 16 now, a young adult …

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