It was 2 years ago this week that I gave birth to my first child. At 6 days passed my due date I was booked in for an induction. Following 36 hours of trying and failing to get in to “active labour”, I was taken down to theatre for an emergency cesarean. As it turned … Continue reading Cesarean Awareness Week: My thoughts, my experiences
So the 20 week scan had arrived. Despite facing much judgement about our decision to find out the gender, we were excited to get what we assumed would be confirmation of another boy. Also as I've mentioned before, our lives are dictated by a spreadsheet, so said spreadsheet (and Simon) needed to know if extra … Continue reading Battle of the Sexes
So I am self confessed history geek. Having studied history at university, I’m always partial to a trip to a beautiful castle or a visit to any of Britain’s fantastic historical land marks, and I have to admit I find it difficult not to get sucked in by a good historical drama on TV. The … Continue reading Battles of a Working Mum: an age old problem
My first ever blog! Eek!! I guess I should introduce myself, my name is Claire and I’ve been married to my wonderful husband Andy for 6 years. We have two gorgeous girls, Sophie aged 4 and starting school in September (I still haven’t got my head around this yet!) and Ava who is 14 months … Continue reading Life is about to get messy!
Ok guys I am putting myself out there today. My 14 year old daughter has gone and played out in real life that American movie cliché. Only we are not in America and more importantly this isn’t a movie! While we were away on holiday she organised and put on a party for her and … Continue reading Parenting Teenagers – My teen threw a party while we were away.
Guest blogger Merin talks about how they are preparing for their new baby as first time parents. She shares her story and top tips for any soon to be parents out there! Thanks Erin! X
Returning to work after becoming a parent is tough. Whether you’ve been held captive by your spawn one day too many and you just need to get back to the 9-5 where you can drink hot tea and have as many uninterrupted adult conversations as you can handle. Or if you are dreading leaving your … Continue reading Just the way it is
My first week back: Monday Here I am, the night before I start back at work. Everything is laid out ready for the next morning, Oliver’s outfit, his bag for the child minder packed, my clothes laid out, massively unappetising salad lunch prepared and horrendously early alarms set. I’m still anxious about Simon’s role in … Continue reading . . . Back to Reality
So Marnie has started nursery now. If you can't tell she is at one called Yellow Dot. It all went pretty smoothly but reflecting back on the week I realised it was pretty similar to the five Kubler Ross Stages of Change. Here's how the week went... Sunday Night - Denial Frankly, I am so hungover … Continue reading Kubler Ross Vs Starting Nursery
I remember the Sunday evening before “that” Monday morning when Simon, would be going back to work a mere 3 weeks after Oliver was born. I was in tears. How the hell would I cope without him? How could I look after this beautiful, needy, completely dependent bundle without Simon’s help?? Fast forward 8 hours … Continue reading Becoming a working mum: Back to life . . .