Family

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Summer is well and truly upon us, but now I’m a Mum things are a little different. It no longer means lazy afternoons in the beer garden, BBQs in the park and lying out in the sun. It’s more geared around paddling pools, suncream and trying to stay in the shade. Those days are surprisingly

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Next week, Piglet will be 16 months old (don’t worry – in “real life” I just say he’s 1). He is at this amazing stage where he is changing every day and constantly learning something new. He has started saying words, using elements of sign and his movement is unrecognisable from where he was 5

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I’m going to be honest – I’m not actually sure I know how to write this post without making both my mother and I sound completely insane. I mean, we are pretty bonkers so I’m not even going to try and deny that part, but this may make us sound completely off our rockers. So

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Last week, in a Costco car park, I had a man come up to my car window to shout at me and call me names. The reason? I had shaken my head as I drove past them, as they had driven into the space that I had been patiently waiting for. Blocking my door so I

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Sometimes I find that I put too much pressure on myself. I don’t want to be that mum who doesn’t have her shit together. Obviously my friends any family know that I’m winging it every day, but I like to give off the vibe that I’m cool and collected. Of course I don’t worry about

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When we were growing up we never called the TV remote a remote. It was always a Doo-Da. Embarrassing as it is to admit, I didn’t realise that wasn’t what they’re actually called until I was quite old. I knew they it was a remote – but it was also a Doo-Da. I was about

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When we bought our home over 18 months ago we had grand ideas of how we wanted it to turn out. We knew exactly what we wanted to do….. and then our plans changed. It turns out asking a hormonal pregnant woman what she wants is never a good ideas. That’s why we are only just

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I’ll be honest – up until a month ago I knew absolutely nothing about Child Benefit. I thought I did, but the information I had was incorrect. That is why it has taken me until Piglet was 14 months old to put in a claim. We will get up to 3 months back dated, but we

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Piglet is rocketing towards 15 months old. He is healthy, he is happy and he is learning every day. But he is not walking. He is like lightening when he crawls – that kid can move – but he has little to no interest in getting up on his feet to get around. As with

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I don’t know about you, but when I was pregnant I used to be up to the bathroom multiple times a night. It would drive JHogg mad, so I used to try and be as quiet as possible so I didn’t disturb him. In the bathroom I often didn’t put the light on, as doing