I had to pop and buy some stamps at lunchtime – waiting in the queue I couldn’t escape the twee cards, the plastic heart shaped tat and the garish boxes of chocolates – the message was loud and clear ‘you aren’t properly loved unless your significant other has bought you something THIS ugly’
Because let’s [...]
I’m not an overly reflective type.
I pride myself on trying to live in the moment, to live in the joy of what is.
But its funny – its now my birthday and I feel uncharacteristically contemplative.
I have a love/hate relationship with my birthday – there have been wonderful years and there have [...]
… but instead I am going to go to bed with a hot water bottle
Tonight I have crossed one job off the list – I’ve cleared away the piles of mess in our bedroom. Better than doing nothing.
I’ve put two girls to bed, then put Bigger into our bed and now she’s [...]
Funny how your life changes.
I remember the pre-children days when we could sleep in until nearly lunchtime. When we stayed up late but still got lots of rest.
Now its all a bit different.
The hour between 10pm and 11pm is when I should be tucked up in bed but instead is when [...]
I know I’ve said that it was a bit tough with Littler being a touch on the high needs side of things.
But as anyone else knows, you do what you have to do and you get through. You survive. You carry on. You assume that you are coping and doing ok.
I have a Big Meeting Suit.
Its a suit that makes me feel fabulous, that, so long as I can shoehorn myself into it makes me feel really rather well marvellous and certainly able to cope with the pitchfork wielding awfulness of some of the meetings I have to sit through.
This is a [...]
Tricky one this.
Not sure about posting it here.
Not sure at all.
But I need some input, some guidance and to draw on your experiences. Please.
I think that I may have been lied to.
I think I may have been manipulated in the best ‘pull the middle class heart strings’ way.
That the grass isn’t always greener on the other side, but that change isn’t necessarily a bad thing.
That you can survive a high needs baby but co-sleeping helps.
That you can’t get rid of a severe milk protein allergy by just sheer force of will but you can mitigate its impact on your [...]