Dear Teacher, I cannot ever thank you enough. You took my fragile, vulnerable little boy, and you placed him under your wing. You provided a safe place, you gave him love and patience. Over the last two and a bit school years you have shaped him into the wonderful young man he is today. As… Continue reading A letter to my disabled sons teacher…
I don't know about other parents but the thought of taking all my children out together on my own sends my anxiety soaring higher than the shard. I'm not even sure if it's the physical managing of my four boys that I worry I can't do, or perhaps I just need to moral support of… Continue reading [ad] Why Inflatanation is the hidden gem of indoor attractions.
I can't have been the only child who thought about 30 year olds and imagined 'real' adults, with grown up jobs, homeowners (probably) and basically people who had their sh*t together all of the time. 30 seemed like a million years away and in the journey from child to thirty I thought that all of… Continue reading Turning 30 – and why it isn’t what I thought it would be
"Happy Father's Day Dad. Love you, Natalie xx" A message on his Facebook page last year, I never sent a card. Not last year, the year before, or maybe any year since I was small. I won't type that message this year, as you're not here anymore to see. Am I allowed to miss you,… Continue reading Happy Father’s Day
After having difficult births with my 2nd and 3rd children, very long labours both times, ventouse delivery with son 2 and a "failed induction" leading to an emergency cesarean with a significant post partum haemmorage with son 3, I was absolutely determined to have a positive birth experience with my fourth child. I had already… Continue reading My positive birth story
I love all my four boys to the ends of the earth, but my second youngest is our rainbow baby, and that's kinda special. Before we were lucky enough to welcome him into the world we had suffered two heartbreaking losses back to back. I didn't think there was a worse pain than a miscarriage… Continue reading Our rainbow baby
The single child/precious first born/only child/deceiver of reproduction Your first born baby is a beautiful, angelic type creature, who makes you want 100 just like them. They just make your heart melt as you watch them sleep, and even if their sleep isn't that great, you still melt at the sight of them asleep even… Continue reading How your first born tricks you into reproducing again (and again)