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

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

Mental Health – World Mental Health Day 10th October 2018

With World Mental Health Day being the 10th October 2018 I thought I’d do a mix mash of a few of my related previous blogs to do my little bit in raising awareness.   When you break a limb and are in plaster people see it and understand.  If you sprain your ankle and walk… Continue reading Mental Health – World Mental Health Day 10th October 2018

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)