Can we really have it all?

I’ve been thinking about whether we can really have it all.   Can we really; be a parent have a career have a good relationship with the partner have a social life have hobbies     Are there enough hours in the day/week/month/year?   Do we have enough energy to at the end of the…

Educational Worksheets

I was recently approached by Education.com to review their educational worksheets. I chose to do the Autumn Subtraction Worksheet with MO. This was perfect and so simple to use that MO once we explained how to use the sheet, sat and worked through everything by himself. It gave him independence and completely boosted his self…

Date Days 

I haven’t written for my Looking After Mum section for awhile. I haven’t been looking after myself and so felt like I couldn’t sit and be hypocritical.  Tonight however I feel rejuvenated, and why is this I hear you ask? Date days! In my calendar I have now marked out 4 date days between now…

Kids do the funniest things

So as many of you have read I’ve been feeling quite overwhelmed and  low recently. So I decided to write a more upbeat blog post today. Kids do and say the funniest things, so I have been thinking about what my kids have done in the last week or 2 that made me smile!  Here…

I hate this unknown 

I feel awful writing this… I hate my daughters condition. It has robbed me of her first year, her first year is meant to be exciting and yet for a year I have been worried senseless.  I feel robbed of her future!  Will she just need a tablet? Probably not!  Will she grow old and…

Disabled bays are for the disabled

I went to my local supermarket last night to quickly pop in and buy a couple of bits. I had BG with me who is starting to be a little disability advocate and will happily tell people about disability etc. As we were walking past the disabled bays she asked about them and why they…

Moaning doesn’t mean I am not grateful

Tomorrow is BBG’s 1st birthday! As we approach this milestone it not only got me thinking back to my pregnancies, it got me thinking about what other things. A lot of people stand mouth wide open when I utter a negative word about BBG. These negative words are nothing that another parent may say, for…

50 things I would do differently in pregnancy

I have had 4 babies and each pregnancy and labour I have learn’t from the last but if I got pregnant again, what list would I make myself about what I have learnt from my past pregnancies. Here is a list of things I would do differently. Relax more Take more bump pictures Less sharing…

Parenting Sexism 

For as long as I can remember I’ve heard how men don’t do housework, men don’t help with the kids, men just go to work, get home and that’s all. I have heard women just want to be equal in the house, especially as more and more women work full time and then come home…

Marriage, how to make it last

I recently read that 42% of marriages end in divorce and that out of that 42%, around half of these happen in the first 10 years of marriage. The median duration of marriage before divorce is 11.9 years.(stats website). If these figures are correct that means that Dad and I have done roughly half of…

Being a mum you can still have some Glitz

If your anything like me, you love sparkly things. So when I was invited to the Glitzbox pop up shop and the Meet the Designers evening, I knew this would be my next post in my Looking After Mum Series.    Before I was a Mum, I loved buying all sorts of things for me,…

To my undiagnosed princess

To my beautiful undiagnosed girl, I’m sitting here with you sleeping in my arms. I’m listening to the wheeze as you breathe, I’m watching your chest go up and down and seeing the odd twitch of your lips as you think your still having milk. You should be in your cot but today I’m keeping…