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

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

FOOD – Mums, have your cake and eat it!

The eager eyed amongst you will recall that I’ve already blogged about food this year.  You could revisit that blog but in summary I’m a bloody nightmare when it comes to eating.  Serial yo-yo dieter and a wardrobe full of clothes that don’t fit because I’ll just drop a stone and then I can wear… Continue reading FOOD – Mums, have your cake and eat it!

STARTING SCHOOL (PART 2)

How did your smalls find their first days of school, be it reception or returning?  How did you find it? I was supposed to follow up my pre-school start blog last week but (1) I’d only actually done the school run properly twice and (2) it was not going well for all concerned and I… Continue reading STARTING SCHOOL (PART 2)

STARTING SCHOOL (PART 1)

Anxiety.  Overwhelm.  Sadness. Guilt.  They’re always there lurking but like an unwelcome guest they’ve been popping up again lately.  Surprisingly this time they’re also accompanied with their polar opposites. Excitement. Happiness.  Expectation. Intrigue. The reason being? School. The biggest small is starting school after 2 more sleeps.   For 4 years he’s attended the same… Continue reading STARTING SCHOOL (PART 1)