I’m sitting in semi dark, blackout blinds pulled down, lights off. It’s early on a July Saturday, it’s sunny outside (I think) but I need to stay in this gloom. Mr B is sleeping soundly next to me and the cat has found his spot in the nursery. And where is the baby at 8:00am on a Saturday morning? He’s asleep in my arms as I awkwardly type this blog on my phone. He’s had a rough night, waking 5 times screaming, not a whimper, not a gurgle, a blood curdling scream from the bottom of his heart. Mr B has helped me out and gone to get him and brought him to me all night. Not much but booby would comfort him, only mumma can help.  View Post

The Do’s and Dont’s of a family Staycation with a Baby

On a Budget!

Lets face facts, maternity pay doesn’t get you very far especially when you spent all your savings renovating your new house before you had the baby. Which makes a staycation the only summer holiday option. I’m not complaining because we enjoy our home, and last year we went to Ibiza and the South of France – so I will stop you there before you get the violins out. View Post

The Four Month Perfect Storm

We’re going to need more coffee

 

So the fourth trimester is over, you’ve settled in to a nice routine. You know what time to feed your baby, change your baby, pop your baby down for a nap. You are getting housework done, you are brushing your hair and enjoying hot coffee. You’re contemplating updating that yoga app on your iPad and you have even started a craft project… but guess what… don’t get too comfortable…welcome to the four-month perfect storm; let me give you a rundown of all the things that will upset the day to day bliss of a happy home View Post

Parenthood – Myths, truths, lessons learnt

10 THINGS WE HAVE LEARNT IN THE FIRST FOUR MONTHS

1.FIRST SIGHT Its easy to imagine the first time you see your baby, come on we have all watched one born every minute… I know what i’m supposed to do – i’m supposed to burst into tears at the site of this pink little screaming bundle of joy… What nobody told me was that pushing a baby out is the most ridiculous and absurd thing you will ever do. And when the midwife told me to look down all I could do was laugh! Now it might have something to do with the copious amounts of gas and air – but my god I found seeing him for the first time funnier than Michael McIntyre’s wobbly hair. View Post

If Motherhood Is So Natural…

…why are we fighting nature?

We’re not made to parent this way, we were not made to parent from a lonely place. We did not evolve to be on our own. We evolved in groups, living together, surrounded. Safety was in numbers and we worked better as a team, a clan, a tribe. View Post