Family

Justin & Friends – Mr Tumble’s Circus at Wembley Arena London

Yesterday, we gave P3 to my MiL and bundled the other two in the car for the hour and a half drive to Wembley. We were off to see CBeebies Live present Mr Tumble’s Circus. We’d discussed the show for a whole week and had really hyped it up, even in the car I was keeping them all excited so …

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Why I Admire My Eldest Daughter

I’m taking part in the April Ultimate Blogging Challenge and today’s prompt was to write about who I admire and why. I had planned to write about my Grandad because my admiration for him is fantastic. But I’ve decided to write about my eldest daughter. I’m still debating whether or not that’s a bit strange. P1 is just over 6 …

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“I’ve been my daughters comfort when she’s feeling her worst”

I told myself last night that I had certain jobs to do today. Our easter holiday break begins this Thursday and quite frankly our house is a pig sty! Everyone, except me typically, have come down with colds and I’ve slowly watched the mess creep on top of me. I’ve put caring for the kids and hubby above the cleaning, …

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Co-Sleeping With My Third Baby

As a parent, we want what is best for our children. Of course we do. How we parent is largely influenced by our own upbringings and more nowadays by the internet. We have the input of every medically-trained professional under the sun telling us what is right and what is wrong. Ultimately, as a parent we know our children more …

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Letter to my Princess 3 – 6 Months

To my Princess 3, I can’t believe you are already six months and we’ve made it through half of a year of sleepless nights and poopy nappies. At six months you have rolled once, laughed twice and are sitting slightly unaided for 30 seconds. You smile at everyone. Having said that, you have definitely started to feel some separation anxiety …

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“We’ve just had a four day weekend”

I am the type of person that is quite content with lazying around the house. After a while it does start to feel like you’re in jail, sharing your cell with screeching children, which is why I now make the effort to attend two play groups a week with P2 and P3. I met a lovely lady well over a …

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Letter To My Princess 1 – 6 Years 3 Months

To my Princess 1, You are now 6 years and 3 months old. I’ve not been writing as often to you as I feel your progress is a bit slower now you are older. Since turning 6 you’ve started your Early Literacy Support sessions at school. I’ve really seen your writing improve. I didn’t think you were struggling but after …

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A Potty Training Update for P2

We are about to hit 10 weeks mark so I thought it best I update you all on our progress so far. P2 is young for potty training in my opinion, but when she insisted back in January I couldn’t just ignore it. She didn’t grasp the concept very well. In fact there were many days when I spent the whole …

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A Letter to my Toddler Going Through The Terrible Twos

To my Toddler, As you throw yourself around the room with legs flailing because you weren’t allowed an ice cream at 7am, I feel myself getting frustrated already. The tears are falling from the argument we’ve had over milk and you have been shrieking for over 20 minutes. You smacked me square in the nose so I told you off …

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“It’s a precious moment of the day”

I’ve come to the very harsh conclusion that my evenings cannot be spent hugging my baby girl any more. I knew this and have known for a long time but it was working so well for us. P1 and P2 went to bed by 7pm and then P3 had her bottle and we snuggled down on the sofa or armchair …

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Siblings March 2015

In true fashion, I left taking our sibling photos until the last minute, today to be precise, and typically things didn’t go to plan. I wanted my sibling photos to not only represent them as sisters but to be adventurous and ones to keep in the family album. My plan was to take them outside as the weather has been …

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Being A Mum

Being a mum means carrying her in my womb. It means watching her take her first breath. Being a mum means changing her nappy for the first time and the 1000th time. It means dressing her for the first time and the 1000th time. Being a mum means watching her open her eyes to the world. It means holding her …

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5 Tips for Surviving Messy Play with Kids

I get in such a flap and end up ruining art activities for the girls. I mop up as soon as they drip the teensiest amount of paint/glue/glitter. So to avoid arguments getting the art box isn’t my go-to-rainy-day activity. I try to fill the day with other activities but when we went to the playgroup the other day, it suddenly …

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To My Princess 2 – 2 Years 1 Month

To my Princess 2, We had your two year check the other day. I didn’t have any real concerns about your development. I think you’re doing fantastically. We discussed all the things you do and don’t do. We were told off for being lazy with your dummy and milk situation. The health visitor is completely right and gave us an …

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“P2 seems much older when she returns”

Once a month P1 and P2 get packed up and spend the weekend with my Mum, Step-Dad and brother. This weekend was the second time we’ve had this and although I miss them both extreme amounts it’s also really bloody nice to just have one child to care for. This weekend we decided to go to the cinema and use …

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