Appreciating family. A Valentine ode to my Mother.

I am thankful of many things in my life and all that I am blessed with but most of all, above anything, I am so grateful and thankful to my Mother. I am dedicating this post to my Mum as having some time to reflect on pregnancy and recent months since having Eleanor, my MumContinue reading “Appreciating family. A Valentine ode to my Mother.”

Mum guilt; The real deal.

It’s a funny old thing, you become a parent and all of a sudden you are no longer your own person, you are a Mother, a Father. You lose a sense of identity but gain a whole new realm of responsibility and love that you didn’t even know was capable. The love for your baby,Continue reading “Mum guilt; The real deal.”

Yes, babies cry. Deal with it (and love them hard)

I am writing this post having been inspired by a recent trip to the GP for concerns over the health of our baby daughter, Eleanor. A baby who has always been, in my opinion very vocal and dependent. I believe this to stem from her connection with me due to breastfeeding. I could be wrong.Continue reading “Yes, babies cry. Deal with it (and love them hard)”

Searching for baby day care as I prepare to ‘let go’.

The time has come for me to let go of that ever precious newborn stage and begin to shop around local nurseries to utilise when my maternity leave comes to an end. This is not something that I carry lightly as obviously, I wish for my baby to be in the best hands possible. IfContinue reading “Searching for baby day care as I prepare to ‘let go’.”

Maternity leave and Motherhood. Where dreamy expectations meet reality.

The illusion of Motherhood. Call me naive but I had great hopes for my spell off work on maternity leave. Maybe, I am just too new at this whole baby game and Motherhood to understand exactly how much work a newborn entails and how little time there is left for leisure. Perhaps if I hadContinue reading “Maternity leave and Motherhood. Where dreamy expectations meet reality.”

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