So it was mine and Billys 9 Year anniversary on Saturday, or as he so lovingly describes it 9 Years off a life sentence *eye roll*. So we decided to go out for a meal. I'd had a truly awful week so wasn't much looking forward to it, after being made to feel like a… Continue reading A small break from motherhood.
So I wrote a poem just as the first lockdown started easing in the UK. As you can imagine having a baby during a pandemic wasn't very enjoyable, Nova knew no different, but I did and so did so many other parents. It was extremely isolating. I had obviously imagined something so different during my… Continue reading Take a break magazine.
𝘐𝘵'𝘴 𝘴𝘰 𝘵𝘳𝘶𝘦, 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘥𝘰𝘯'𝘵. 𝘐𝘵'𝘴 𝘫𝘶𝘴𝘵 𝘢 𝘸𝘩𝘰𝘭𝘦 𝘯𝘦𝘸 𝘦𝘹𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘭𝘰𝘷𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘤𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥𝘯'𝘵 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘯 𝘧𝘢𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘮 𝘣𝘦𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢 𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘥.𝘐𝘵 𝘧𝘪𝘭𝘭𝘴 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨, 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘵, 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘥, 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘴𝘰𝘶𝘭. 𝘐𝘵'𝘴 𝘢𝘭𝘮𝘰𝘴𝘵 𝘭𝘪𝘬𝘦 𝘮𝘢𝘨𝘪𝘤, 𝘢𝘴 𝘪𝘧 𝘴𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘩𝘢𝘴 𝘤𝘢𝘴𝘵 𝘢 𝘴𝘱𝘦𝘭𝘭 𝘰𝘯 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘯𝘰𝘸 𝘶𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘭 𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘱𝘰𝘴𝘴𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘧𝘦𝘦𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘨, 𝘢 𝘧𝘦𝘦𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘴𝘰… Continue reading They say you don’t know a love like it.
𝘋𝘰𝘯'𝘵 𝘣𝘦 𝘴𝘢𝘥, 𝘺𝘰𝘶'𝘭𝘭 𝘣𝘦 𝘢𝘭𝘳𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵,𝘞𝘦 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘢𝘭𝘸𝘢𝘺𝘴 𝘵𝘶𝘤𝘬 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘪𝘯 𝘢𝘵 𝘯𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵,𝘠𝘰𝘶'𝘭𝘭 𝘢𝘭𝘸𝘢𝘺𝘴 𝘨𝘦𝘵 𝘤𝘶𝘥𝘥𝘭𝘦𝘴 𝘣𝘦𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘣𝘦𝘥,𝘈𝘯𝘥 𝘢 𝘬𝘪𝘴𝘴 𝘰𝘯 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘥,𝘞𝘦'𝘭𝘭 𝘸𝘩𝘪𝘴𝘱𝘦𝘳 '𝘐 𝘭𝘰𝘷𝘦 𝘺𝘰𝘶' 𝘪𝘯 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘦𝘢𝘳,𝘈𝘯𝘥 𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘺 𝘤𝘭𝘰𝘴𝘦 𝘴𝘰 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘬𝘯𝘰𝘸 𝘸𝘦'𝘳𝘦 𝘯𝘦𝘢𝘳,𝘠𝘰𝘶'𝘭𝘭 𝘯𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘣𝘦 𝘢𝘭𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺 𝘭𝘰𝘯𝘨,𝘉𝘦𝘤𝘢𝘶𝘴𝘦 𝘭𝘦𝘵𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘤𝘳𝘺 𝘧𝘦𝘦𝘭𝘴 𝘴𝘰 𝘸𝘳𝘰𝘯𝘨,𝘞𝘦'𝘭𝘭 𝘢𝘭𝘸𝘢𝘺𝘴 𝘣𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘵 𝘺𝘰𝘶,𝘛𝘰… Continue reading Don’t be sad, you’ll be alright.
These words honestly annoy me so much. I am so aware that people do mum shame, however giving out safe advice is not one of those times. I share safe advice on my social media platforms often, I do this because these are things I've been taught. Someone either came to me, or I saw… Continue reading Mum shaming.
𝘖𝘶𝘳 𝘫𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘯𝘦𝘺 𝘣𝘦𝘨𝘢𝘯 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘢 𝘴𝘪𝘮𝘱𝘭𝘦 𝘭𝘢𝘵𝘤𝘩,𝘖𝘯𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵𝘴 𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘪𝘮𝘱𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘪𝘯 𝘮𝘺 𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘥,𝘏𝘰𝘸 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘯𝘢𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺 𝘬𝘯𝘦𝘸 𝘫𝘶𝘴𝘵 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘥𝘰,𝘖𝘶𝘳 𝘣𝘰𝘥𝘪𝘦𝘴 𝘫𝘶𝘴𝘵 𝘭𝘢𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘵𝘸𝘪𝘯𝘦𝘥.𝘛𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘣𝘦𝘦𝘯 𝘴𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺 𝘵𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩 𝘵𝘪𝘮𝘦𝘴,𝘛𝘪𝘮𝘦𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘐 𝘤𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘪𝘭𝘺 𝘲𝘶𝘪𝘵,𝘔𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘧𝘳𝘶𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯, 𝘦𝘹𝘩𝘢𝘶𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘥𝘦𝘴𝘱𝘢𝘪𝘳,𝘛𝘰𝘰 𝘮𝘢𝘯𝘺 𝘣𝘢𝘥 𝘵𝘪𝘮𝘦𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘐'𝘥 𝘤𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘢𝘥𝘮𝘪𝘵.𝘉𝘶𝘵 𝘐 𝘯𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘨𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘶𝘱, 𝘐… Continue reading Our Journey.
𝘐𝘧 𝘐 𝘤𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥 𝘴𝘦𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘦𝘺𝘦𝘴,𝘐'𝘥 𝘸𝘰𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘳 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘴𝘦𝘦,𝘞𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘭𝘰𝘰𝘬 𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘢𝘵 𝘮𝘦.𝘋𝘰 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘬 𝘐'𝘮 𝘣𝘦𝘢𝘶𝘵𝘪𝘧𝘶𝘭?𝘋𝘰 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘬 𝘐'𝘮 𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘥?𝘖𝘩 𝘩𝘰𝘸 𝘐'𝘥 𝘭𝘰𝘷𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘣𝘦 𝘪𝘯 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘥.𝘐𝘴 𝘪𝘵 𝘭𝘰𝘷𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘧𝘦𝘦𝘭,𝘐𝘴 𝘪𝘵 𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘥𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘴𝘦𝘦,𝘞𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘭𝘰𝘰𝘬 𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘢𝘵 𝘮𝘦.𝘋𝘰 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘸𝘢𝘯𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘩𝘶𝘨 𝘮𝘦?𝘌𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺 𝘵𝘪𝘮𝘦… Continue reading I’d wonder what you see.
Is anyone else a Googler? You know, you see/feel something on you or your child and you Google it and UHOH big mistake?! So Nova woke up yesterday with a crusty eye, literally couldn't open it and I knew straight away it was conjunctivitis, but I googled anyway and some worrying stuff was coming up.… Continue reading Are you a Googler?
𝘛𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘴 𝘸𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘢 𝘭𝘪𝘵𝘵𝘭𝘦 𝘵𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘶𝘴 𝘵𝘸𝘰,𝘐𝘵'𝘴 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘣𝘦𝘤𝘢𝘶𝘴𝘦 𝘐 𝘥𝘰𝘯'𝘵 𝘭𝘰𝘷𝘦 𝘺𝘰𝘶,𝘉𝘦𝘤𝘢𝘶𝘴𝘦 𝘐 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺, 𝘵𝘳𝘶𝘭𝘺, 𝘩𝘰𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘭𝘺 𝘥𝘰.𝘔𝘦 𝘣𝘦𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘵 𝘩𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘢𝘭𝘰𝘵 𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘦,𝘠𝘰𝘶 𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘰 𝘥𝘦𝘢𝘭 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘦𝘮𝘰𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴,𝘐𝘵'𝘴 𝘫𝘶𝘴𝘵 𝘣𝘦𝘦𝘯 𝘩𝘢𝘳𝘥𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘯 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘣𝘦𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘦.𝘞𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘺𝘰𝘶'𝘳𝘦 𝘩𝘢𝘱𝘱𝘺, 𝘺𝘰𝘶'𝘳𝘦 𝘴𝘰 𝘩𝘢𝘱𝘱𝘺,𝘉𝘶𝘵 𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘺𝘰𝘶'𝘳𝘦 𝘴𝘢𝘥, 𝘢𝘯𝘨𝘳𝘺 𝘰𝘳 𝘧𝘳𝘶𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘥,𝘠𝘰𝘶'𝘳𝘦 𝘴𝘰 𝘥𝘪𝘧𝘧𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘸𝘦 𝘣𝘰𝘵𝘩 𝘨𝘦𝘵… Continue reading A little tough.
Motherhood is the greatest thing and the hardest thing. Ricki Lake Well this quote certainly resonates with me and I'm sure many others. I can't say that I always wanted to be a mum because that's not the case, for years in my late childhood and early teens I would say to my own mum… Continue reading Where it all began.