To party or not to party?

"A party. A proper party...for a one year old? Why don't you just be sensible and have a little tea party for family and close friends? I think a proper party for a one year old is a bit ridiculous. Who do you think you are?  What a total waste of money." As soon as … Continue reading To party or not to party?

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Goodbye, maternity leave

I remember worrying about what I was going to do with all those days. Seven whole months. Well, eight including the full month that I sat on my arse watching Netflix and repeatedly Googling 'How to start your labour', whilst I impatiently awaited her arrival. I worried about how I wouldn't be able to switch off from … Continue reading Goodbye, maternity leave

I will never dress my daughter in pink…and other stupid shit I said before becoming a mama

Before I had my daughter, I said a lot of stupid sh*t about being a parent. I judged others on their parenting skills and made bold, frankly ridiculous statements about how I was going to parent when I had zero experience of being one... I will never dress my daughter in pink I'm not a … Continue reading I will never dress my daughter in pink…and other stupid shit I said before becoming a mama

10 things I didn’t know about being a parent and babies before I had one…

As my daughter turns six months old, I've been thinking back to before she was born and how naive we were. We have two young nieces, so you think we would have known what we were getting into but nothing can prepare you for how much a baby will change you. I’ve previously stated that … Continue reading 10 things I didn’t know about being a parent and babies before I had one…