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.
I want to be honest with you upfront, I really don’t want to bring you down but I might do a little bit if you read this blog. This is hard because I’m the kind of person who likes to make people happy, you know the type… I make jokes about the crazy things I’ve … Continue reading Life lessons in love
So… I have finally joined the world of online dating - well not in the traditional sense, its mum dating, and I love it! To this day I don’t know what made me open the app store on my phone in the middle of the night and search for baby groups -maybe it was my … Continue reading MUSH Love x
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 . . .
I first became a mum 15 (nearly 16) years ago. I had a second baby a couple of years later and then 13 years on I find myself back at the bottom of that mummy food chain once again with a third. The world has become a different place since 2003. Without sounding old, it actually really … Continue reading Dani