Tag Archives: parenthood

I’ve Never Been An Adult Without Children

My husband and I are really lucky to be able to enjoy one weekend a month where we can be child free for a night. For a little while before my Mum’s health deteriorated we even had two nights of freedom. When my Mum and Step-Dad had their kidney transplant operations the weekend’s stopped because they were recovering. They also …

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“During the day we have no issues”

I didn’t expect to have problems feeding this time round. With P2 it had all gone pretty smoothly but with the weight gain falling heavy on my mind the past few days I’ve been questioning my ability. I’ve done a lot of Googling and the support I’ve had via Instagram, Twitter and Facebook has been astounding but I still can’t …

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KBBF2013 – Top Breastfeeding Tips You Should All Know

Everyone needs tips. Tips help people that are struggling with something, try something a little different that they never even thought of. I've compiled my top 10 tips; 1) Wind Your Baby I had never actually properly breastfed P1, so this time it was all new. I asked the nurses what I should be doing and they very clearly said …

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God Looks After Nightmares

I’m feeling very guilty this morning. I was moaning about my brothers alarm vibrating on the floor above our bedroom waking us up to my mum through the bathroom door when P1 suddenly starting crying. I rushed into her room. She was clearly very very upset. She’d had a bad dream and the way she described it I’m not surprised …

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Little Bit Angry With Judgemental Know It Alls

I recently came across what I thought was an amazing website when searching for breast feeding jewellery. It was a website for young parents. Kind of like a support group with lots of information. There was a link where you could contact them to join their team. I was definitely up for that. I’m very proud of what I have …

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To My Princess 1 – 4 Years 5 Months

To My Princess 1, This is your monthly update. I really hope that you read these when you are older to look back and see how you grow month by month. Even now when you are such a big girl now. This month you have grown so much in yourself. You go to nursery and to your Great-Grandparents house without …

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DP – Personal Space

To what extent is your blog a place for your own self-expression and creativity vs. a site designed to attract readers? How do you balance that? If sticking to certain topics and types of posts meant your readership would triple, would you do it? I set up my blog to be literally be somewhere to express my feelings. But I …

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Guilt Ridden

I keep looking at P2 and realising how lucky I truly am. She’s perfect in every way, she’s healthy, she’s growing, she’s developing and she’s feeding. I frequently feel guilty about the luck that has been showered over us. So many women struggle, they struggle to conceive, they struggle to grow a baby, they struggle to feed, they struggle to …

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Early Riser

As I’ve previously mentioned in my post How Much Is Too Much? my 4 year old daughter tends to nap during the day. It’s been a worry to me. Her sleep pattern that is. This morning at 6:30am there was a knock on our bedroom door – morning P1 Still dark and far too early I took her back to …

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How Much Is Too Much?

My little family (OH & P1) have had to move back to my parents house. Our landlord wanted to move back into the house we rented so we were forced to either find somewhere else or move to my parents. We chose my parents as the thought of having to rent and have this situation happen again was just too …

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Domestic Goddess?! Pffftt

At the start of my maternity leave I was really hands on with tidying. Everyday – empty dishwasher, reload dishwasher, empty washing machine/tumble dryer, reload them, tidy/clean bedroom, keep the lounge tidy (ish), cooking dinner, cooking my OH work lunches…. And well you get the picture. I had motivation. Determination. Maybe it was my nesting phase?! I actually began to …

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The Nitty Gritty

Now that I’ve had a little fiddle with settings and made my way around WordPress I think I’m ready to begin to let you all know a little more about me and my background. I was born in 1992 – yes I’m only 20 years old. My family is quite confusing – I have a Mum; My mum is my …

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