Family

“It was really chilled and I loved having my Grandad over for the day”

I had my Grandad round yesterday. It was the first time he’s seen the new house so I made sure everything looked tidy. I’m still finding things a little difficult around him, I don’t know why really, he’s been my absolute world for ever. I think he’s just not the one I actually used to “talk” to all the time, …

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“This transition is going to be huge whatever we decide”

We had a visit from the sleep specialist. The things she told us are standard things; controlled crying, own room, no milk at night, no talking after bedtime and keep to the same thing each night. I can do all of that. It’s just finding the will power, the support and the energy. We’ve taken on board the own room …

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“When we go back to Essex every Saturday it just doesn’t feel the same”

I keep getting asked about my move from Essex to Kent. Why I did it? How’s it been? Have I settled? etc etc. Losing my Nan so close to move county’s has be tough, real tough, but there’s absolutely nothing I regret. Everything’s different over here. It’s cleaner, it’s prettier, the petrol is more expensive, Tesco & Sainsburys have Fast …

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To My Princess 1 – 4 Years 10 Months

To my Princess 1, I cannot believe how much you have grown this month. Not height wise, intelligence wise. You are reading! It takes time but you are actually reading most words. You sound out each letter to help you form each word. You’ve been picked on at school a couple of times recently which broke my heart. You kept …

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“These days apparently the harvest offering is £1”

I experienced my first Harvest Festival as a parent of a reception class child today. P1 has been practising her singing for the past week, a song I used to sing for my harvest festivals. Every single song reminded me of my school days and my harvest festivals back in primary school! I could sing along to the whole festival. …

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“Her eye looked freaky, swollen and just not right”

I’ve never had to panic with anything that relates to P2. With P1 it was a totally different story. Literally about 5/10 minutes ago I panicked. Whilst drinking her bottle of milk, rubbing her eyes because she was sleepy the scariest thing happened. P2 managed to rub/poke her eyelashes inside her eyelid, so instead of inside out it was outside …

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“Crying is a way of expressing emotions”

Butter wouldn’t melt… So P2s routine is going great today. Slightly off the times by like half hour or so… But other than that… Good! P1 is another situation altogether. There was me thinking P2 was the biggest of our worries but I actually think it’s P1 that needs some sort of structure. My usually very relaxed, happy and bright …

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“Today we are living to a routine”

Today we are living to a routine, well P2 will be! I know, you’re all rolling your eyes. But I mean it, I’ve got to do something to sort our sleeping issues out. Maybe P2 isn’t as easy going as her sister was and able to just go as the flow. P2 has started putting herself in a routine anyway, …

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Letter to My Nan – 1 Month

Hi Nan, It’s been over a month since you’ve been gone and so much has changed. I don’t know who to talk to anymore because nobody listened and answered in the way you did. I need you now more than ever to tell me everything’s going to be ok. I hope I did you proud at your funeral. I knew …

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“my hubby has suggested he sleep on the sofa”

Right back when P2 was under 4months old is where the root of our problem lies. Right back when I jinxed our life! I praised and boasted about how well she slept, only waking once and on a bad night twice. Yup, that’s where the problem began! Last night was so awful that my hubby has suggested he sleep on …

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“History is certainly repeating itself!”

P1 came home from school today with a tale that brought back many memories of my own school days. She told me that a boy from year 2 was picking her up in the playground and she didn’t like it.   History is certainly repeating itself! P1 is a tiny dot just like her Mummy and therefore I knew I …

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“Half way through the film hubby came up with pizza”

Today was a good day… Apart from the morning and bedtime. But hey ho! We went back to Essex to visit Hubby’s family. It was a mad rush in the morning to get everything ready and rather stressful which didn’t help when P1 was really trying us both! But when we got there we really enjoyed ourselves. All four of …

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