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My Little Piccolo

8th November 2016

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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Secretly Sad: Gender Disappointment

8th October 2016

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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Woody’s Birth Story

13th September 2016

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

11th September 2016

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

4th August 2016

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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#6weeksofsummer – P.Y.O Manor Garden Flowers

31st July 2016

Today we had the pleasure of visiting the beautiful walled garden of Manor Garden and picked our very own bunches of home grown British flowers. Situated on the banks of the River Tees, a set of sturdy wooden doors hides the most beautiful garden boasting rows and rows of amazing smelling blooms just waiting to be picked, a sensory garden and the cutest retro caravan. Armed with a pair of snips we wandered the rows of carefully tended to blooms…

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Happy Birthday, Baby Girl

15th July 2016

To my birthday girl, I have just kissed you goodnight as a three year old for the very last time. We have read the same book you insist we read every night despite the huge pile of books you keep next to your bed. When you wake tomorrow you will be four; you have been so eagerly awaiting this day for weeks. No longer a toddler but a fully fledged child. I must admit I have to blink back the…

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House Update: Our Kitchen & Living Room

7th July 2016

We did it! I’m so happy that finally, after six long months of dust, stress, cracked walls, living out of boxes, indecision, tears and two kitchen fitters, our new family kitchen/living room is, dare I say it, done! Not to mention the little life event of having a baby in the midst of it all. After all the initial building and structural work was over and the massive ‘which kitchen do we choose’ decision was made, I’ve totally loved, with…

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Give It Six Weeks

3rd June 2016

I just had one of those baths, you know the kind you sink into and it soothes every part of your over tired, post-baby wobbly Mumbod and it occurred to me that this is the first relaxing evening bath I’ve had since Woody entered the world just over six weeks ago. Both babies were sleeping and I found a moment for myself and for the first time since he was born I gave myself a little pat on the back…

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A Letter To My Baby Girl

12th April 2016

To my baby girl, Nora Jane. It doesn’t seem like five minutes since we were eagerly awaiting the arrival of our baby girl. Who would she look like? What will we name her? How could I love her as much as I love the dog?! Look at us now, almost four years down the line and we have you, Nora Noodle. Our opinionated, super beautiful, crazy, princess-loving babe. My absolute favourite little thing in the whole wide world. But soon, you…

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