The Potty Training Dilemmas

    This post first appeared on Mum’s The Word in the summer holidays … but I’d thought I’d share it with you here because (a) I’m a classic oversharer and (b) I wanted you to know that I made it out the other side. Sure, I had to approach potty training a little like I […]

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Reasons Why I’m Not A MUMMY Blogger

    “Why do you not consider yourself a mummy blogger?” I hear you cry (well you are reading this so you must be semi-interested). Oh, ok, “Why do you not consider yourself a mummy blogger?” I hear you mutter, half an eye on your phone, half an eye on Paul Hollywood on GBBO (ugh, […]

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Post Natal Depression

Let’s talk about depression It’s Post Natal Depression Awareness Week (5th-11th September) as launched and hosted by PANDAS and I am typically late to the table. This is for a myriad of reasons. (1) I’ve had a busy week and (2) I’m a bit reluctant to talk about PND (yeah I know, that’s just two […]

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Things My Children Have Taught Me

1. Time is actually not linear. Fact. When you are trying to get someone to just PUT THEIR BLOODY SHOES ON, seconds turn into loooong minutes. You will be late. But two hour naps fly in the blink of an eye. Absolutely NO time to tidy up which is most definitely what I do in […]

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September Starters *New Notification*

    Are you ready for your child to start school? If someone had asked me that before my eldest started reception last year I would have responded in the affirmative. Of course I was ready, I had been ready for ages. In my defence she is a September born child who was looking somewhat […]

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The Post Natal Period – What the Antenatal Classes Don’t Tell You…

  I loved my antenatal classes. I loved the buzz of excitement of the fellow attendees. I loved the nervous hysteria of the group after they showed us a picture of a placenta. And I loved the bizarre things we did in our classes such as rubbing a tennis ball on the small of our back as an example […]

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Excessive Behaviour

    So I’ve written before about being an ‘extreme’ parent. You can swot up on that here if you can be bothered. If not, quick summary: Loving being a parent so much I could burst with joy – or hating it in it’s entirety. I kind of thought that this was a child related thing […]

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The Mother of The Fussy Eater

    We all know one. You might have been one. Let’s not beat about the bush fussy eaters are a massive pain in the arse. But let’s take a moment to reflect on how that affects us, the mother of the fussy eater. The mother of the fussy eater is a beaten down Annabel […]

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To The Woman Who Lost Her Baby

    To The Woman Who Lost Her Baby, I have a history of saying the wrong thing at the wrong time. I say the right thing at completely the wrong time; to myself, in my head, about an hour or two after the occasion arises and the person to whom the words are intended […]

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