When mummy guilt consumes you

So on Wednesday I got a call from Chloe’s nursery to say that she was poorly and it was suspected hand foot and mouth. Just what I needed when work is manic and I am trying to prove that I can be a super full time work mum (and a sometimes good wife.) But as […]

Funny tales from a 3 year old

Chloe is going through a funny phase at the moment of telling stories of when she was a baby. Now these stories are completely made up and some are absolutely bonkers. Her favourite ones at the moment include “when I was a baby I had 2 dad’s, but only for 2 weeks!” “When I was […]

Half term activities in Essex & East London

  Half term is fast approaching and it can work out expensive trying to find activities to keep the kids occupied especially with Christmas just around the corner. Here is a list inexpensive ideas, The big Draw – Design your own money. Bank of England museum – http://www.bankofengland.co.uk/education/Pages/museum/visiting/default.aspx From 23-27th October  you can join the […]

Mummy guilt

Last night I went to bed feeling guilty. Guilty because I shouted at my daughter. The reason for my shouting was for her own safety, it was to keep her safe. But that does not make it easier. It does not make me feel less guilty or less like a crap mama. As soon as […]

Today I am broken

Today has broken me! Miss Chloe has been hard work today, I don’t know if it is the heat or she is not used to me being at home all week but everything has been a battle today. There is been a ridiculous amount of full blown tantrums over absolutely nothing. I asked for a […]

Saturday morning now I’m a mama

I use to love the weekend. The long lay ins, afternoon shopping trips, late lunches and spontaneous night’s out. But all that has changed now I’m a mama. Here is what my Saturday’s now look like; Wake up at the arse crack of dawn by the threenager shouting “mama,mama I’m not gonna ask you again […]

My birth story

All through my pregnancy I was adamant that I didn’t want to have an epidural as I had heard stories of all the things that could go wrong, and had decided on having a water birth in the local hospitals birthing suite. As my due date come and went and my bump got bigger and […]

Mummy milestones

We have all seen the baby milestone cards, baby’s first smile, first tooth, first steps. This got me thinking about all the mummy milestones. The difference between baby and mummy milestones is that the baby ones are things you are expecting to celebrate, I mean who was not the proudest parent when your little bundle […]

10 things that make me happy

I was recently tagged by Mama Mighalls https://mamamighalls.com to complete the 10 things that make me happy tag. Some of these are obvious, some of them not so. I hope you enjoy. Mr D. – Mr D is the biggest kid I know. He is like Peter Pan, but you know what I wouldn’t change him. […]