I have been fairly quiet on the blog recently and next week I am on holiday, so I just wanted to write a little post before I disappear offline. This is actually the first time I have shared one of my poems on the blog, although I did have one published online when I participated in Occupation: (m)other’s Creative Mothers series a few months back. I write poetry all the time but I think most of it is probably crap. This isn’t necessarily my finest writing but I think the sentiment comes through. I wrote this after an afternoon full of giggles with my boy and after reading my gorgeous friend Lucy’s lovely post about laughter (two links to her blog in one opening paragraph, I really must be her biggest fan..!) Continue reading

Babies, biscuits and books: #4

Oooh I can’t believe I am onto the fourth instalment in our book series! How time flies. I have been pretty quiet on the blog in recent weeks just because real life has taken over a bit! It seems a crime to sit indoors blogging when it’s sunny so we’ve been out walking and seeing friends a lot. I think the older TM gets the less I’m going to be able to blog as he is seriously unimpressed if I go on the laptop while he’s awake!  Continue reading

Sisterhood of the World Bloggers

My gorgeous buddy Catie at Diary of an Imperfect Mum nominated me for a Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Tag. I love these tags as I am super nosy so I enjoy reading about other bloggers – and let’s face it, all bloggers like to talk about ourselves or we wouldn’t be doing this, would we?! Catie’s blog is fantastic so please check it out. I’ve always thought that Catie seems like a brilliant mum and actually I had the absolute pleasure recently of meeting her and her beautiful family and can confirm that she is as wonderful in person as she seems on her blog!  Continue reading

What’s in a name? Musings on marriage, surnames & feminism.

I don’t want to alarm anybody but I am a feminist. I know, I’ve lulled you all into a false sense of security because I hadn’t mentioned bra burning or Germaine Greer in any of my other blog posts, but it’s true. I was actually going to start a feminist blog but then I got pregnant and it got put on the back burner and eventually it made more sense to start a parenting blog! The reason I mention it now is because I have been thinking about surnames again recently and it reminded me of something I wrote a while back on all the arguments I had to come up with for why I kept my own surname when I got married.

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Babies, biscuits and books: #3

Welcome to the third instalment in my book series. Last time I said I was thinking about doing one of these every week but I soon realised (with the help of a fellow blogger) that as I usually only write one or two posts a week my blog would very quickly become primarily about books and it could get very dull! So as library books have a three week borrowing time perhaps I should aim for every 3 weeks?! I am really enjoying this series and reading about everyone’s favourite stories – it’s lovely to hear that there are so many book lovers and mini bookworms out there. Continue reading