Children Need Us This Christmas

Christmas time is upon us once again and as it is me, I tend to be reflective. There is a very sad side to Christmas for me – having to deal with the grief of getting to another Christmas without my two eldest daughters. That sadness, but also just being a mother in general means…

Ten Years Ago: I Met My Daisy

This time 10 years ago, I was terrified. I’ve been in and witnessed things by that point in my life that had sincerely scared me, but nothing was comparable to this. The possibility of losing a baby. Again. Every move my baby made was just a tiny, quick wearing off injection of reassurance. Every time…

Happy 2017

It has been rather remiss of me not to wish you all a very happy New Year and express the hope that you had a peaceful and joyful Christmas/ Yuletide/ holiday period. We had a great time with the kids – after all, for me, Christmas is all about children. The magic and wonder and…

Seasonal Sickness & Moving House

I hope you all had a great weekend. Mine was marked by the children being sick with a vomiting bug. First little Willow succumbed and then Daisy. She’s off school today with her Dad looking after her whilst she lies in our bed, watching CBBC to take her mind off her stomach cramps. We’ve sold…

Missing the Stages

Like me, my youngest two daughters are Autumn babies. This means, however, that in a short span of time, they have birthdays. Practically speaking, it is a pain to get them presents because Christmas is round the corner and they change their mind about what they are into all the time. Unless it’s Minions. Little…

Hello My Dear Readers :)

Hi I thought I’d slide in a more personal salutation between the deep and meaningful ones I keep posting. Mum I won’t go on with more tales of woe regarding my Mum’s loss. I think the blog posts I do on all that are pretty all-encompassing. Besides, how do you find a way forwards? She…

A Blessed First

It’s said that the little things in life can be the most important. This is true at times, especially as I experienced a rather blessed first the other day – which I feel so amazed by, I have to share. I took my now toddling and very determined baby to pick her sister up from…

I’m Sorry, But I Can’t Remember What You Got My Child!

I am extremely grateful for everything my daughters get from doting family and friends. It is great to know that they thought of my girls and that means a lot when you are a Mum. However… there is this one aspect that bothers me: remembering who bought them what. The last time this happened to…

You Build Your Children’s Foundations

I am often want to say to my husband, that childhood is the foundation that we, as parents, lay down for our children. It is the base on top of which they will build the adult they will turn out to be. Your children will follow your example, not your advice. When they are adults,…

The Perils of Soft Play Centres

On a recent trip back home to St Helens, my step mum suggested we took the kids, as well as my niece and nephew, to a soft play centre nearby. I don’t mind them too much, as long as they are not absolutely heaving, in which case no. Not so much. This one was four…