LOVE – ‘All you need is love and a whole lot more’

Love

“All you need is love”….. da da da da da Actually I’d argue you need a lot more than just ‘love’.  Patience of a saint, compromise, hard work, perseverance, commitment….. Marriage pre small-humans There you are leading your lives as a duo for ‘x’ number of years.  You have your own interests, on the same… Continue reading LOVE – ‘All you need is love and a whole lot more’

2019 – SMALL CHANGES

HAPPY NEW YEAR Firstly a massive thank you to everyone who supported me with my new blogging venture in 2018.  Your kindness and encouragement has meant the world to me.  From a few paragraphs under a picture on Instagram to developing my own blog, Facebook page and private group I think you’ll agree, just like… Continue reading 2019 – SMALL CHANGES

TIME FOR ME – add it to your Christmas list mums

Time for me

The eager eyed amongst you might think this blog ‘time for me’ is a bit of a cop out given I’ve previously blogged about ‘time out’ and ‘self-care’ ) Yes, this will be a bit of a mish mash of those blogs. But given the time of year I think it’s important to remind ourselves… Continue reading TIME FOR ME – add it to your Christmas list mums

CHRISTMAS – They’ll remember your presence not your presents

At the time of typing this I’m yet to hear ‘The Pogues – Fairytale of New York’ so I cannot officially declare Christmas started. I have seen the Coca Cola advert so there is no denying that ‘Holidays are coming.’ If you look at our lounge there is also no denying that Christmas is on… Continue reading CHRISTMAS – They’ll remember your presence not your presents

REFLECTION 2nd time parenting confidence versus 1st time anxious mum

The last blog was ‘perfection’, now I give you ‘reflection’. My idea was that I would take this opportunity to look back over the past year and reflect on how it’s been. On a positive note we’re still a family of 4 so I consider that #winning! Chloe has just turned 1 and Toby 5.… Continue reading REFLECTION 2nd time parenting confidence versus 1st time anxious mum

PERFECTION in motherhood nearly sent me round the twist

Perfection (Wikipedia) ‘a state of completeness, flawlessness or supreme excellence’ (Emma) ‘to strive for perfection once you own a small human will leave you feeling anything but in a state of completeness, make you feel like you’re full of flaws and will likely send you round the twist. My name is Emma and I’m a… Continue reading PERFECTION in motherhood nearly sent me round the twist

SUPPORT and the role of a Postnatal Doula

Another topic I’d given zero consideration to pre-small humans but boy did I value it in so many different ways post. Silly thing is first time round, despite the difficult emotions I was experiencing, I would often bat away offers of help. What an idiot! Why did I do that? Was I trying to prove… Continue reading SUPPORT and the role of a Postnatal Doula