Children Suck Because They Grow Up!

Children growing up sucks

Yep that time again is upon us back to school; when you get to a certain age or have a certain lifestyle this doesn’t bother you for years or ever depending on your choices! But for me, 00Steve and many other adults across the country they have children going to school. Now this can be exciting, upsetting, frustrating and just an array of emotions for all involved, but it doesn’t mean it children don’t suck because of it! Read more

Breastfeeding Awareness Week for the Non Breastfeeding Mum’s

Breastfeeding Awareness Week for the Non Breastfeeding Mum's

So it is currently National Breastfeeding Week and it has been filling up my social media feeds constantly and of course that is a good thing! No mum should feel she can’t feed her child in public or have to hide away, especially not in a god damn toilet that infuriates me. It is completely natural albeit sometimes difficult thing for women to do. What I have liked about the posts some from my family and some from my friends is that every one struggles with something different! Be it the physical side or the mental side of breastfeeding. It has made my non breastfeeding journey seem just as important. Read more

Mud and Bloom Gardening Boxes

Mud & Bloom gardening subscription boxes

So I really like the idea of subscription boxes for children that are educational and I was lucky enough to be tagged in a tweet from Mud And Bloom about their gardening subscription boxes and I thought why not take a look as Ra-Ra has been enjoying planting things and taking more of an interest in nature this year. Plus she has to come up with a shoe box of things she has done this summer for her starting school in September. School I know time is going waaay too fast for our liking! Read more

Returning to Work after Maternity Leave

returning to work after maternity leave

Returning to work after maternity leave can be quite stressful to some mums but for others as much as they love their children they can’t wait to get back to work and be “them” for a few hours rather than “mum”. I have gone back after maternity twice now and both times were very different. After Ra-Ra was born I went back to a job where I knew the staff, the job and it felt very much like my colleagues were family. This time after Button; I went into a whole new job where other than the basics of the job (once worked in care the basics are always the same) I didn’t know anyone, new paperwork and a new location. I feel very much like the outcast the typical new girl in the films of the 2000’s I grew up watching. Trying to join in with already established cliques. Read more

Let’s Talk about Perinatal Mental Health

Let's Talk about Perinatal Health

When I was pregnant with Button I was asked if I would take part in a local survey about mental health in pregnancy and as a new mum (perinatal). It’s sad to an extent they didn’t want to ask about new dad’s or dad to be’s mental health as it can be a stressful time for them too; especially when we still have the old “men must take care of their partners” and “men shouldn’t show their feelings” which I don’t agree with and won’t be teaching my son. I was picked to have an interview after they had collated all of the survey data, Button was less than a week old but I decided to participate.  Read more

What’s the Deal with Judging Mums?

what's the deal with judging mums

There are so many different reasons why mum’s become stressed, anxious and feel like they aren’t doing a good enough job. I have felt all of these in with both my children separately and both together. People pass judgement on mums (and dads let’s be honest) all the time, without caring how it will make the other person feel or without knowing what they have gone through to get to that point. This is a fairly long post for me and a bit ranty so here is your last warning to grab yourself a cuppa, maybe a biscuit and get ready for the long haul! Read more

Being an Inpatient and being a Parent

being an inpatient and being a parent

Now my Little Lady doesn’t find it anything new, mummy going to see doctors and even being an inpatient in hospital. Even though she is definitely not a fan of me going in it has some perks for her – I always get her some crap from the hospital shop and she gets to “look after daddy” by staying in my bed. But she was nearly 2 by the time I started being admitted regularly so she had a bit of understanding, whereas Button doesn’t have any; he cries when he hears my voice on the phone and doesn’t understand why he can see me when I video call but I’m not actually there. This is the longest I have ever been away from him or them both together. Read more

Telling A Child About Ostomies

telling your child about ostomies

Can be a hard subject to broach whether it is for yourself or the child. I recently have had a few parents message me and ask me a bazillion questions which is totally fine and exactly what I’m here for! I have personally been through what it is like telling or let’s be real here trying to tell a toddler what a stoma was and why mummy was having it. Read more