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To My Daughter’s Teacher

Open Letter To My Daughter's Teacher

To my daughter’s teacher, I watch you each morning with complete admiration. Your face lights up as my baby girl bounds up to you, eager to tell you of the wondrous things that have happened since she last saw you at 3.30pm yesterday. Not for a single moment does your enthusiasm feign. No tale she tells you is too small or insignificant. Her brand new pair of perfectly polished shoes are as exciting to you as they are to her…

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My Baby Security Blanket

You know when you’re on a night out with your bestest gal pals and you’re so totally ready to hit the dance floor but you can’t until you’ve been to the bar and you have your fave drink in hand. And that’s not just because you need to be a little tipsy to get your groove on, although let’s face it – it helps, but you literally need that drink in one hand, clutch bag in the other, just to…

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The Other Side Of The Lens

One thing that has grown as I’ve grown as a Mama is my love for photography and capturing my little ones’ every day moments. We’ve always been a family that have captured memories on film. My Mam’s loft is full of dog eared boxes filled with photos of years gone by. I think maybe half of my memories actually stem from sitting pouring over these pictures rather than memories from the actual moment but I’m always so glad we have…

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Not The Mama I Want To Be

How weird is being a parent? You spend every day willing your babies to grow, learn and develop and then find yourself looking back at photos and feeling sad that your babies have in fact grown and developed and that they aren’t really babies anymore. It’s the most incredible thing to watch a miniature human develop but god, is it bloody hard at times. I’m having an ‘I’m a really rubbish parent’ kinda day today. We’ve had a couple of mega tantrums from…

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Nine Months In, Nine Months Out

Isn’t it incredible that the female body can grow an entire human in just nine short months? It never ceases to amaze me, but what amazes me even more is just how much one tiny person can grow, develop and change in just nine short months… To my baby boy, I’m laid with you in the dark. You’re fast asleep on my chest, nestled as if you were just a newborn. Admittedly, you’d now be the world’s largest newborn, but…

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My Little Piccolo

Although I’ve already raised a child to the ripe old age of four years old, I still feel like I’m doing everything for the first time again with Woody. I can’t believe how much I’ve forgotten since Nora was a baby and that teamed with the fact that each and every baby is very different has left me feeling like I’m stabbing at things in the dark all over again. Now Woody has reached the magic six month mark we have embarked…

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Inspiration Pregnancy

Secretly Sad: Gender Disappointment

I thought long and hard about writing this post as I know it will hugely divide opinion but if someone who feels how I did happens to stumble across this and take any comfort from it then that’s good enough reason for me to put this out there. Can I firstly start by saying I know I am so unbelievably lucky to have two beautiful, healthy children and I am fully aware that it isn’t something to be taken for…

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Inspiration Lifestyle Pregnancy

Woody’s Birth Story

I was secretly completely anxious about giving birth for a second time. My labour and birth with Nora, although very medicalised with an induction, drips and an epidural, was so straightforward and completely complication free. I worried that this time I wouldn’t be so lucky and what if something went wrong. I also knew that because Nora arrived pretty quickly that the chance of me having time for an epidural this time around was slim. That’s when I knew I needed to do…

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Your New Adventure Awaits

Where has this summer gone? I’ve spent the evening ironing unicorn name labels into a hundred pieces of school uniform. How is it time for you to go to big school already?! I didn’t want to be the mum who sobs in the playground as you run off to your new class but considering I cried on your induction day, I’m not holding out much hope for a flood-free school run. It seems only a few weeks ago you were…

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Just One Of Those Days

You know the kind that makes you wish for bedtime before even 9am has arrived? It started with a morning poo explosion from the Woodster. Unfortunately the Sleepyhead was his latest casualty. Anyone who owns a Sleepyhead knows the absolute battle that is removing and cleaning the non-tumble-dryable cover. Woody’s extreme reliance on his Sleepyhead spelled out a day minus napping. Woohoo! Shortly after the poo explosion followed projectile vomit straight down the front of my dress, which at the…

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