The Loneliness of Putting Yourself Out There as a Mum

Sunday saw us board a plane and begin our new life in Qatar, finding our feet and throwing ourselves in, despite the loneliness that can entail. The acceptance of every, and any, invitation.  Coffee mornings?  Sure.  Play dates?  Great thank you.  Swimming?  Wonderful.  Still the loneliness can be there. It’s part and parcel of the process, putting yourself out there.  Meeting new people, forging new …

Qatar Here We Come

As I am sat writing this, we are once again preparing to emigrate.  To jump off into the unknown.  To go experience a new country, city, culture.  To go in knowing no one.  To come out?  Who knows. Our bags are nearly packed, the debris that I have scattered around my mums house over the past three months is slowly starting to make it’s way …

Week Five #rememberingthesedays Round Up

Clare from Mudpie Fridays and I have launched our very own Instagram Community #rememberingthesedays for photographs that capture the special moments in family life.  Every Sunday we will be sharing our favourites on the blog and over on Instagram. This week I am a little late with my post, mainly because I’ve been busy enjoying a family weekend away in Paris, which is where my …

A Dinosaur Hunt at the National Forest Adventure Farm

Summer holidays can mean but one thing, children, children everywhere.  No pre-school taking over for those precious hours of calm that I had been enjoying while the Baby napped.  No summer holidays means that I am the primary source of entertainment, and so I get busy searching days out near home.  Last year we went to the National Forest Adventure Farm where they had a digger …

My Top 6 Running Essentials for Beginners

On Saturday I achieved what I have set out to do since I began my running journey on my return to the UK, I finally managed to run a parkrun in less than 30 minutes.  In 28 minutes and 57 seconds to be exact.  And I added an extra 100m to the 5km course somehow…. But what were my running essentials? What helped me get …

9 Signs You Are Breastfeeding an Older Baby

Last year, when the Baby was born and I started breastfeeding once again I wrote a post giving 10 signs that you are breastfeeding.  At the time one thing I never expected was to still be feeding the Baby 16 months down the line having stopped feeding the Big One at 11 months.  But what are the differences of breastfeeding an older baby? One thing for …

Week Four #rememberingthesedays Round Up

Clare from Mudpie Fridays and I have launched our very own Instagram Community #rememberingthesedays for photographs that capture the special moments in family life.  Every Sunday we will be sharing our favourites on the blog and over on Instagram. This week we have been so excited as we are so close to 1,ooo posts tagged on #rememberingthesedays and we have been spoilt for choice on …

Bravado Body Silk Seamless Yoga Nursing Bra Review

The first week in August marks World Breastfeeding Week, if you’d have asked me last August if I would still be breastfeeding for World Breastfeeding Week 2016 I would have laughed and said of course not.  Except it didn’t turn out that way and here I am 16 months down the line still breastfeeding the Baby.  Which means that the bras I first bought back …

What the Bedtime Story really sounds like….

Sometime last year I read a wonderful post on what the bedtime story regime was really like, I’ve been searching for the post ever since but haven’t been able to find it.  So I decided to share how our bedtime story goes with you all. Current favourite is “The Highway Rat” by Julia Donaldson and whilst it’s a little long for the Baby’s 15 second attention …