Two under two will never be. Two under three is unlikely. Two under four is what I am hoping for. For probably the first six months of Aria’s life I was broody. I would see expectant mothers bumps and be super envious, despite having an awful pregnancy I wanted to be pregnant again. I would see happy couples excitedly showing off their scan photos and wish that the excitement was mine…

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Days out with children require a crazy amount of thought and advance planning, if you don’t plan for every possible extreme scenario (and one more just in case) you can pretty much guarantee that you will need something that you don’t have, usually when you are in the middle of no where. In a bid to ensure that both me and you never end up facing the regret of not bringing…

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Isn’t it strange, how you can be so lonely yet rarely alone? Motherhood sure is a strange, and very often, lonely place. I was lucky, there were several people who I knew on maternity leave at the same time as me, we bonded over our new found common interest. We went to baby & toddler groups together and it was lovely. Then maternity leave came to an end. We work different…

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Despite being a woman all my life International Women’s Day is something that has mostly passed me by, or at least that was the case before I gave birth to my own little woman. I have been treated like crap in the past, a lot of which is as a direct result of my femininity, and I have just dealt with it, not even that, I have put up with it.…

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Aria, now you’re two. Where have these past two years gone? It’s fair to say that you’ve been spirited right from the start; my pregnancy was tough, my labour was crazy and these last two years have been a whirlwind of love, fun, sass and exhaustion. I’m not one for soppiness, but I can’t deny that my love for you has grown stronger each day, don’t get me wrong, there…

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