WIN – an Elf for Christmas

WIN – an Elf for Christmas

Okay so I appreciate it's October - but how many of us parental-types start thinking about Christmas around now?  I mean, I know there are some that have more than likely bought and wrapped every present by March but I'm...Read More
Meet Bootie: an imaginary friend?

Meet Bootie: an imaginary friend?

Last month we went on holiday for a week in sunny Cornwall; we had oodles of fun and we all had the holiday blues after we came home. A few days after we came home the boy told us he'd...Read More

Clingy at 3: another phase?

The boy is exactly 3½ and we've had a bit of a bumpy ride recently - after cracking potty training we seem to have hit a regression of sorts and it's really strange. (more…)
Review: Wicked Uncle

Review: Wicked Uncle

We have reached a point now where the boy has friends(bless him) and so we find ourselves invited to birthday parties - and so most Friday nights I find myself on a last-minute dash to a local superstore to find...Read More
Potty training: tips, tricks & advice

Potty training: tips, tricks & advice

Off the back of our recent potty training success I wanted to dedicate a post to potty training and ways to make it as stress-free and easy as possible. Every child is different, I've mentioned this before and I bang...Read More
Why does my toddler lie?

Why does my toddler lie?

The boy is somewhere around 3 years and 3 months old and it seems we've reached another of those annoying but apparently necessary toddler stages this week. (more…)
Going Potty: He did it!

Going Potty: He did it!

Last week a momentous event happened. At 3 years and 2 months old the little man told me one morning before preschool that he was a big boy and wanted to wear pants. (more…)

I’m not good at resting. Or listening.

Rest. I'd forgotten the meaning of the word to be honest. My AS diagnosis before Christmas has massively changed my mindset - I should be looking after myself, taking it easy and working within my limits.  Unfortunately this isn't the...Read More

The day a plastic clock changed my life

You know those parents that gloat that their children have slept through the night since three days old?  Or the smug ones who implemented a routine very early on and tell you how their children sleep all night. I was...Read More
Review: Adventure Avenue – Burgess Hill

Review: Adventure Avenue – Burgess Hill

We were super excited to be invited to check out Adventure Avenue in Burgess Hill along with the very lovely Mummy in a Tutu and Whinge Whinge Wine and of course our little ones ahead of the grand opening. (more…)
#SmearForSmear 2018 – my story

#SmearForSmear 2018 – my story

Cervical screening/smear/pap smear testing is one of those things as a woman we all dread. I'm going all out TMI in this post - because all women have the same bits, and these bits make us beautiful and grow babies...Read More
Christmas on the Isle of Wight

Christmas on the Isle of Wight

For the first time in years I went away for Christmas this year - my mother in law lives in Ryde and so we went and stayed with her for a week. I've spoken before about the seaside - it's...Read More

Pass the Prosecco Please is 1!

A year ago today I became a blogger! And what a year it's been. This blog may just look like a bunch of (often badly written) articles on various different things, but it's grown into a huge part of my...Read More

Christmas, Pass the Prosecco style

I have loved Christmas for as long as I can remember; the build up, Christmas Eve and the magic of it all.  Even as an adult, I would still wake up at 4am and revel in the magical feeling and...Read More
The day the rains came(down my legs)

The day the rains came(down my legs)

This story has come from reading the lovely Whinge Whinge Wine's latest post about pelvic floor dramas(you can read it here) which reminded me about a traumatic experience on a trampoline post-baby. This post contains a lot of TMI -...Read More

The mancub is sick

It's 7.45 on a Monday morning and I should be at work. Instead I'm sat on a towel on my sofa with a poorly mancub, who has been unwell since Friday. (more…)
I’m broody

I’m broody

That day has come that I never thought I'd see again. I went to a kids party on Sunday and found myself chatting to a mum cradling a three week old baby. (more…)

Important milestones this week

The boy turned three last weekend and within a few days we have hit two major milestones. He’s learnt two very important phrases and isn’t afraid to use them. (more…)
The little man turns three

The little man turns three

Today the boy turns 3. On the fourth of November 2014 after a long induction, failed labour and eventual emergency Caesarean we welcomed the mancub into our life. (more…)