Don’t Give Him a Dummy, Dummy!

I always said I never wanted to give my children a dummy. I don’t like seeing toddlers out and about with those bits of plastic sticking out of their mouth as they run around the playground. Then there are all the photos where you can’t see their faces properly because of that same bit of

Life With A Newborn: 5 Things I’d Do Differently

Life with a newborn is bloody hard work, and us first-time mums have a habit of making it even harder than it needs to be! Looking back, I can see that I was trying so hard to prove my worth as a mummy that I spent more time stressing and less time enjoying. Baby blues

If You’re Happy And You Know It Slap My Face

My son is at that stage where he is really starting to feel things – happiness, excitement, rage, fear – but those emotions run away with him because they are all so new and he doesn’t know how to handle them. You know how it is. Toddler drops toy, sandwiches are cut the wrong way, cup

Nellie The Bastard Elephant

Meet Nellie. This sodden heap of ‘Toots the Blue Nosed Friend’ is my son’s favourite thing in the whole world apart from his dad. Nellie is the only thing that calms him down when he is worked up; the only thing that makes him feel better when he’s poorly; the only reason he goes down

The ‘Full Time Mummy’ Debacle

I have a confession to make. I joined a couple of parenting Facebook groups a while back, and the only reason I haven’t left them is that I’m addicted to the drama. I can’t even remember how I came about joining them to begin with…I just know that somehow it happened and somehow I got

Sometimes, I forget.

Sometimes, when I’m sitting downstairs in the evening, I forget. I forget that upstairs in his room sleeps a sweet little boy who belongs to me. I forget the stresses of the day; the number of times I’ve been close to snapping because he just won’t do as he’s told. I forget the mountains of

Dear Mums – You Are Amazing.

A friend of mine shared this on her Facebook this morning. It’s something I’ve seen doing the rounds many times but it especially helped me this morning, and so I feel it is only right that I pass it on. To the mom hiding in her bathroom, needing peace for just one minute, as the