Category: lifestyle

The wee clinic

Since Rex was born, I’ve struggled with, let’s call them ‘toilet issues’. Two hours of trying to push a sizeable human head out of your nether regions will do that, I guess. However, I did, stupidly, think things downstairs would miraculously heal in time. Sadly they…

One size does (not) fit all

Evening all, I’ve been thinking about something all day and so thought I’d share as, as you know, I like to overshare. A good friend of mine (hi Jo!) shared this Facebook post yesterday and my brain has gone into overdrive. Shock. If you haven’t read…

Half measures

I’m having a bit of a wobble today. I know a lot of working parent’s will identify with the term half measures when it comes to work/life balance. That’s how I feel like I’ve lived my life for the past 10 weeks since returning to work,…

Still here!

Evening all, It’s been a while, huh? Apologies for the radio silence, in the month (gasp) since my last blog post, we’ve moved house and things, as you can imagine, have been all kinds of crazy. I have to admit to feeling like I’ve not really…

Back to work blues

If someone asked me to choose my favourite ‘me as a mum’ picture, it would be this one. An odd choice some might say given that I look like an semi-naked extra from The Walking Dead. But there’s method in my madness, promise. I took this…

New starter

I feel like I spend my life worrying about how Rex will be affected by various events in his life. I’m his mum, I want to protect him and keep him safe, so I prepare everything for him, no matter what the situation, to make sure…

Maternity clobber – my top picks

Ask any of my friends to describe me and I’d put good money on not one of them saying ‘ ‘fashionable’. I was the very uncool kid at secondary school being ridiculed for still wearing my Clark’s shoes with the ‘magic’ key on the sole in…

Strong Mother campaign

In the first few weeks of Rex’s life (outside the womb), much of my contact with the outside world came via social media. And since then I have come to have a bit of a love/hate relationship with it. It’s been an amazing tool in helping…

12 new mum must-haves

All the gear and no idea, that’s me. Actually that’s a total lie, I had neither all the gear or an idea when Rex was born. After going shopping for a pram when I was about five months pregnant, being presented with about a billion different…