10 truths about baby number 2

It’s been a while, eh?! I wrote this post about three months ago and never got around to popping it on this here blog. Life is pretty hectic with two little ones and while I occasionally write the odd note on my phone, I haven’t quite found the spare time to publish anything. Since I last wrote my eldest turned 2, we’ve had a gorgeous Chrismas together and all of a sudden it’s a new year and we have a two year old and a 6 month old…madness! This is a list of realisations I’ve come to since having our lovely little JB and becoming a family of four. I’m sure other parents of more than one child will understand some of these. Continue reading

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#MamaMail: A little bit of happiness in the post

This is in no way a sponsored post, but I have been the lucky recipient of #MamaMail and recently finally got my arse into gear to send some…and it’s such a joyous thing that I wanted to write about it. Especially at the moment, when so much in the world seems sad and full of hatred and fear.  Continue reading

A rude awakening

My delightful son doesn’t seem to enjoy sleeping in his cot much these days. Like many lazy parents before us we’ve resorted to bringing him in with us, usually in the mornings so that we don’t have to get up at the crack of dawn. With this comes all the delights of being woken up by a mobile 10 month old. It does make me laugh but it’s not the most gentle and calm of wake up calls. I thought I’d try my hand at rhyming again as it seemed to go down well last time. Here’s my little rhyme about how our mornings usually go.

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Sunshine Blogger Award

I love a good blogger tag (as you know…) and the lovely Brenda at Kids, Coffee and Chaos nominated me for the Sunshine Blogger Award. I love these tags for getting to know other bloggers and spreading the #bloglove. It’s the standard format, I answer the questions put to me by Brenda and then write my own questions for the bloggers that I choose to nominate. Thank you so much for the nomination – please go and check out the Kids, Coffee and Chaos blog as it’s so honest and funny. The Sunshine Blogger Award post is a good one to get you started. Brenda is also a really supportive and kind member of the blogging community! Snaps for Brenda (yeah, I watched Legally Blonde recently…) Continue reading

An ode to Center Parcs

We recently had 5 days, just the 3 of us, at Center Parcs. I absolutely loved it and felt so happy and relaxed that I was prompted to write this ridiculous ode one evening:

 

I wish we could stay at Center Parcs forever. We’d have leisurely strolls through the woodland, push TM on the swings, swim twice a day and share our patio with ducks, rabbits and squirrels. We’d read books while the baby crawls around the (fairly baby friendly) chalet, sipping prosecco and watching the sun set over the trees. We’d take the boy to the play centre to mess around with soft play and ride on toys (not very often, that shit costs extra).

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The Battle of the Nap

One of my favourite parent bloggers has to be Dawn at Rhyming with Wine. I think it is SO clever how she writes all of her blog posts in rhyme and they have made me both laugh hysterically and cry. She’s a beautiful writer and I often read her posts aloud to B because they’re just so fabulous! (She’s also blooming lovely!) When she started her guest post series, Cheers!, I knew I had to try and write a rhyme so I could get in on the action. I’ve mentioned before that I write a lot of poetry but I’ve only recently started sharing it and it never usually rhymes. I was quite pleased that I managed to knock something up for Dawn’s blog. Without further ado…

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Motherhood and creativity

I appear to be in a bit of a rut currently and I haven’t been writing much – which is quite unusual for me! I wrote a post a few months back for one of my favourite bloggers, Lucy at Occupation: (m)other, as part of her Creative Mothers series. In lieu of writing anything new and in the hope that it reignites my creative flame I thought I’d share the post on here. PLEASE check out the rest of the series as I am in seriously good company and there are some fantastic posts from amazing creative mums! The original post can be found on Lucy’s siteContinue reading