As a child I was the laziest eater ever, I never ate meat as I was too lazy to chew it, I didn't like apple peel and any fruit with a stone was a no because, again, too lazy to eat around the stone. So that was fresh peaches, nectarines and cherries off the table for me. As a parent I have tried not to continue such bad eating habits and as a result we enjoy a range of foods that require peeling, de-stoning and chewing (haha). Although I won't lie, a cherry pitter is a game changer and you definitely need one!
Continuing on from my birth story which you can read here, I wanted to write a further post to go into more detail on my complications with my cesarean section, since April is c-section awareness month. I had an emergency cesarean in October 2016 , it was a category 2 emergency which basically means that… Continue reading My c-section story
Making the decision of when to return to work after having my youngest two children was tough, I believe that as parents we have a conflict within us between collecting our children from school, never missing a play, assembly or class presentation and then setting an example by working hard for a living in whatever form… Continue reading Childcare Challenges of a Working Parent
Being a parent is hard work and you lose a LOT of sleep. We have been having a really tough time with our two youngest and sleep, and it has hit a point over the last few months where it is impossible to manage and feels impossible to function. Any tips from other parents of… Continue reading ASD and sleep
Internet matters launch their #Pledge2talk campaign today, which is about getting the message out there about cyberbullying. Recognising that this kind of bullying is different to face to face bullying and helping us as parents, recognise it, learn about it and ultimately take action to stop it. New research suggests that 1 in 5 parents say… Continue reading We must do more about cyberbullying #Pledge2Talk
Everyone loves a good birth story so here is mine. In true style of all things that I do, it is incredibly late! This bump is huge! Baby Ethan, our youngest son, was born just before Halloween last year, via emergency c-section. It seems like with each child I have the labour gets a bit… Continue reading My birth story
Dear local authority,My heart broke for my baby when I was told he had Autism, I felt a mix of relief to get a diagnosis for him and also sadness and loss for the childhood I thought he was going to have. He was just two years and four months old at the time, and… Continue reading EHCP drama – an open letter to my local authority
This summer we went camping for the first time, a 7 month pregnant me, the husband and Conner who is never away from his xbox for longer than ten minutes, and Noah who is nocturnal. This was going to be interesting to say the least! First obstacle was the actual lack of camping gear we… Continue reading Our little camping trip in Norfolk this summer!
As a family we love going on days out, but with Noah and his communication difficulties, it is always relatively stressful and requires careful planning on our part. We wanted to take him out somewhere after his 3rd birthday in July and decided that given his current interest in animals, a zoo would be the… Continue reading Our visit to Twycross Zoo this summer
We are all guilty of editing our lives and putting a filter over things, sharing a snapshot of how perfect and lovely we want people to think our lives are. Since being a mum this is definitely something I do much, much more. Taking pictures of our darling children the first day of term, usually… Continue reading For the crappy days (literally)