‘Full-Time Parent’ Is NOT an Occupation (But It’s Still Bloody Difficult)

A year ago, I couldn’t help but roll my eyes at anyone who claimed their job title to be a stay-at-home parent. It cropped up on Facebook time and time again: ‘Occupation: Full Time Mumma’. Being the judgmental person I was (and probably still am, albeit for different things), I’d automatically assume those who worked as a parent were lazy. ‘Mum’ was not a job-title, it was a life change, a hard one, but one that should marry alongside a…
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5 Mistakes I Made On Maternity Leave: Hindsight Is A Wonderful Thing

Tomorrow marks my return to work. It’s been coming for a long time, but only as my six month long maternity leave comes to an end can I truly realize how much I will miss it. I’ll miss the little moments, the fleeting cuddles and the ease of fitting in a stroll around the shops. Hindsight is a wonderful thing, and only now can I look back and be aware of the mistakes I’ve made on my ‘extended holiday’ with…
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On My List: APRIL Home Essentials | Feature Walls, Plants and Piece Of …

The early stages of decorating an entire house is no more than an excuse to write excessive homeware wish-lists, or at least, it is for me. We have now reached the stage where the construction work is complete, and I can actually make use of the lists I’ve created over the last month. In April, my home essentials were less essential, and more sporadic. My mind has been all over the place, and I can’t seem to focus in on…
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I Think I Might Be Pregnant | Two Under Two?

There is not a longer thirty seconds in life than the wait for the result of a Clear Blue. Whether willing for a positive or willing it away, it’s hard to relax whilst you wait. I’ve done four since Harrison was born. Four times in five months I’ve sat waiting, wondering if my life will change forever again. One surprise baby has been hard enough, but two? Two under two is unimaginable to me, and if I could shake the…
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Half A Year With Harrison | The 6 Month Update

We’ve had 182 days with Harrison. 4331 hours, and more minutes than I’ll bother to count. It’s been a journey, an amazing one at times, but also one that felt like an uphill battle for the first few months. It’s taken time, very little blood, but a lot of sweat and a tonne of tears, but we’ve made it to Harrison’s half birthday and we could not be in a better place. I feel like I’m turning into the girl…
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