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
Find out what Dani has planned for 2018 and send her your top tips.
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 am a few weeks in now, full time, one day at home, 4 days in the office. Work very quickly ramped up once people knew I was back and I feel like I am right on that NHS bucking bronco like I never got off. I have a reasonable idea of what I am … Continue reading Back to work – it’s all got a bit too much.
Even after 20 years of being a working mum, I still have regular guilt trips about work and kids depending on the day and time! I have two boys – Josh is 20 and safely out of guilt’s way at university but that leaves Jasper, my 15 year old, who, despite being the tallest in … Continue reading Still the Guilt Goes On – But Working at Home is a Saviour
Ok. I will hold my hands up now and be honest. I was a snob when it came to childcare. There, I said it, it’s out there, please don’t judge me. For many years I had Au Pairs to help with the kids. This is not linked to my previously mentioned snobbery but because … Continue reading Dani-locks and the three childcare options.
The week before last I reached the ripe old age of 31. There’s something about 31 that’s a bit more daunting than 30 somehow? Perhaps it’s because you’re actually ‘in’ your thirties rather than 30? The days leading up to my birthday I couldn’t help but dwell on last year. Tom had very kindly taken … Continue reading The (3)1st Birthday… With a Baby.