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Serious Stuff.

I don’t always write about the funny stuff. Occasionally I do also touch on things that are serious. Here’s where you will find those posts and then the category for mental health posts where I touch on PND and Anxiety and posts that don’t fit into the other categories. I’m not very good at being totally serious though, so you may find some humour in the majority of my posts.

How can I keep them safe when I can’t be with them all the time?

As we awoke to yet another horrific incident in the news, this one directed specifically at children, it’s raising a fear in me that is always there, usually dormant but…

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Birth trauma after forcep delivery.

My birth story and why I believe I was left with birth trauma after forcep delivery, it was so scary and invasive, thanks to the midwives β€˜caring’ for me I…

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You will only ever have half my attention. And I’m sorry.

Since I became a Mum, you will only ever have half my attention, and I’m really sorry about that. And it only got worse when I started working from home.…

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Losing my 4 yr old to grief (and getting him back again).

Recently I’ve written on my Facebook and Instagram about my little boy’s struggles to come to terms with the loss of our dog Monty. Dawwwww! Look at that face! 😇This…

Posted in Mental Health | 24 Comments

The Upaid Invoice Continued

This is the second part of a short story by the very talented Natalie over at Plutonium Sox. You can read part one by clicking here! She didn’t finish her…

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A letter to my anxious child, from your anxious Mum.

My darling girl, It has come to my attention that, at a mere 5 years of age, you are struggling with something that I truly wish that you could have…

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It’s ok not to be the perfect parent.

For the last 6 years, a bit over really, I have tormented myself about how I am ‘getting it wrong’ with regards to parenting. When I was pregnant, I agonised…

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Why my child will be in school on May 3rd.

If you didn’t already know, there is a big school protest going on tomorrow. Primary school children across Britain will be kept at home by their parents tomorrow as part…

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Seeing the World. Travel photo spam!

When I think about what category our perfect family holiday would fall under, I’m going for adventure junkie. I’m not saying I’d like a bungie jumping holiday, (Oh gosh, I…

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The truth about boys.

Honestly, 100% truth? I didn’t want a boy. I mean obviously I just wanted a healthy baby but if I could choose, a boy wouldn’t have been on my wishlist.…

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I’m a tantrum survivor. Sort of!

How do you cope with extreme tantrums, the true emotional meltdowns that leave you and your child totally spent and shocked? I’m still wondering! An unusually serious post from me.

Posted in Challenge, children, Families, Family, Life, motherhood, Parenting, Pblogger, Starting School | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 22 Comments

Why is it ok to be unkind to famous Mamas ?

I find it bizarre how people can sit behind their computers and say such vile things about others. This is my rant about it! πŸ˜€

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‘You can’t sit with us!’ (A post trying very hard not to compare 5 year olds to Regina George!)

Ok, so I’m totally not comparing 5 year olds to Regina George..but it kind of looks like I am! πŸ˜€ Struggling a little bit with the playground politics…and we’re only 4 weeks in!

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Baking and Brewing Up for The Children’s Society

I love cake, I love tea, seemed a perfect thing to get involved with The Children’s Society’s Bake and Brew fundraising campaign! There are photos of cake, a recipe and a plea for ideas from you in this post, come and have a read…..with a cuppa and some cake of course!! πŸ˜€

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Sunshine Blogger Award Post.

Perfect for a sunshiny September day. I was nominated twice for this lovely award. πŸ™‚

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A day of firsts.

**New Blog Post** A day of firsts, a book launch, a WI meeting and my next exciting challenge, cake, for charity. Win! πŸ˜€

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So, school, every day then!!

So, school, being organised. Every day. Tell me I’m not the only mummy struggling with this!!

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A very sad story.

I want to start out by saying that I’m not a judgmental person. I consider myself to be very easy going and accepting of people but I recently discovered something…

Posted in Mental Health, Religion | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

B(e)aring my soul.

Tonight I get a bit serious and bear, (geddit?!), a bit of my soul! Ok I said bit, I just don’t do full serious!

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Turning 30 something!!

Today is my birthday! How I feel about being over 30! πŸ˜€

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Losing my baby to school.

So I’m just sitting, feeling a bit meh, (technical term), because my baby girl has her last day at preschool tomorrow and then, after what is feeling like an increasingly…

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Liebster Award – The kindness of strangers.

The Liebster Blog Award rules are: 1. Make a post thanking and linking the person who nominated you. 2. Include the Liebster Award sticker in the post. 3. Nominate 10…

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Being kind-for everyone but especially the Mamas!

How many times do we say things relating to being kind in a day? Be kind to your brother, be kind to the dog, be nice to your friends, ask…

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