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Happy half term

Ours has been about Wales, windy storms, walks, crochet, cuddles and long lunches – hope you’ve had a good one too


half term 2014

Me breastfeeding shouldn’t matter to you


It’s gradually started to dawn on me that people seem to have a bit of a problem with me continuing to breastfeed and I really don’t understand why

Littlest is a whole, chubby, gorgeous 9 months old and, like most babies at 9 months has just discovered that people can go and They [...]

5 things my 5 miscarriages have taught me


I have been reading back through my old blog posts, reading back through the story of the last few years and realising how incredibly lucky I am that we got through those days and we are now in such a lucky, blessed place

Reading back through my posts about my miscarriages I [...]

Relearning to love my battered body

Family shadows


Over the last few weeks I’ve been struggling with accepting my post babies body shape – I know that they say 9 months on and 9 months off but Littlest will be 9 months at the weekend and I have to accept that there are 4 kilos and a squidy tummy that aren’t [...]

Back to school – routine chart printable


Oh the joys of back to school, the delights of trying to get all children out of the house in time and then to get them to do reading and homework without endless battles

After a lovely long summer, back to school has been a shock for us, but we’re trying something new [...]

If only we could all cancel our engagements when we get HG



I’m slightly torn by the announcement by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge that they are expecting a second baby and that the Duchess is suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) again

On one side it is great that more people learn about this horrid, debilitating problem that hits a significant number of women in pregnancy

On [...]

10 years on

10 years married


Last week was our 10th wedding anniversary

This post should be about how wonderful it is to have been married and to look back on those years and the memories they contain

The trouble is that it doesn’t feel like there is all that much to celebrate – it feels as if our [...]

Back from summer hols

summer 2014


And so I’m back from my summer hols.  I didn’t consciously decide to have an offline summer, it sort of just happened – admittedly it was helped by frustratingly slow internet and no mobile phone coverage – after a few days of trying hard to stay in touch I gradually found myself reaching for [...]

7000 breastfeeds and me

7000 breastfeeds and me


Give or take a few over 3 babies I’ve clocked up 7000 breastfeeds

My poor saggy boobs have nurtured 3 babies and piled on over 15 kilos worth of deliciously chunky thighs and Buddha bellies onto my children

And yet nobody has given them a prize or even said well done to them – [...]

Parental separation anxiety

return to work diary


According to all the parenting books sometime around 7 months babies start to realise that they aren’t actually physically part of you and that you can walk away and leave them.  Their separation anxiety suddenly kicks in and even stepping around the corner for a second has the same high level panic as [...]

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