Is a question I’m sure, as Mums (or Dads), we’ve all asked ourselves at some point. This has hit me particularly hard lately. A few weeks ago we had Noah’s Parents Evening. I know it sounds bizarre right? A Parents Evening for a not even 2 year old? But actually they are pretty useful. The… Continue reading Have I Failed My Child?
Let me begin by saying that I wanted to breastfeed. I really did. Before Noah was born I researched breastfeeding, attended NCT classes, learnt about positions, bought nursing bras, supposedly did all the right things because I believed that I was going to be a breastfeeding Mum. Sadly things didn’t quite work out that way.… Continue reading Our Breastfeeding Story
Ever have those moments when you watch your toddler babbling away and you wonder what they’re really thinking or what they want to say? Well the fact that I went ahead and wrote this may be evidence that I wonder too much! 06:00 – Mummy and Daddy have had enough sleep now. It was hard… Continue reading A Day in the Life of a Toddler
Sometimes, when I’m bored, I get thinking random thoughts. Today it’s “what would happen if toddlers were in charge?”. So I compiled this list quite literally thinking as a toddler would: 1) Cups of tea would be out and milk would be in. Why do adults drink that yucky brown stuff for? Milk is way… Continue reading If Toddlers Ruled the World
Why do we do it to ourselves? Lately I’ve felt plagued by Mum guilt. Whether it’s that day I felt poorly so stayed at home and we didn’t go anywhere, or that day when I struggled to deal with Noah’s tantrums and I couldn’t wait till bedtime. Or the day where I had to go… Continue reading Mum Guilt
Last week was a pretty fun week in the Martin household. Tuesday was a fairly quiet day with a trip to our regular favourite, the playground. I’ve noticed Noah is getting more adventurous with the equipment he’ll try and making new friends. It’s like he’s growing up right in front of my eyes! Thursday we… Continue reading Playgrounds & Playdates
1) Your clothes stay clean for all of 5 minutes. In my case I get up early to make sure I’m nicely ready for work, all smart and professional looking….only to arrive at work and discover that the child managed to catch me with a good old toothpaste/bogey smear…. 2) You feel like a hostage… Continue reading You know you’re a Mum when…