Ten Things I’ve Learned Since Becoming A Mum Two Years Ago

And just like that she's two. Over the weekend we celebrated my daughter's second birthday. It was an event filled with a myriad of emotions. Elation, joy, relief, excitement and stress. She was two. TWO! We had made it, well... kind of. For the past two years my husband and I have managed to nurture…

I Hope My Daughter Always Loves Herself As Much As She Does Right Now

I know I'm not alone when I confess that I struggle with self love. It doesn't matter how many #positive Instagram images I come across, or how many self improvement books I read or how many inspirational speakers I watch - when I'm left alone with my thoughts I bring the hammer down on myself.…

You Will Never Be Able To Plan The Best Memories Of Childhood

The other night I was lying in bed with my daughter and husband. Yes, we bed share and it works for us. No, thank you, I'm not interested in why this might be the wrong decision. By force of habit I like to rest my hand on her back (she's a tummy sleeper). Slowly, slowly…

I Will Never Get Over The Fact That My Grandmother Died Before My Daughter Was Born

I didn’t want to write about this for a long while because I simply wasn’t ready to. I still don’t think I’m ready to write about it. I still think I am struggling to process a lot of grief and anger. But I think there’s an element about my grandmother’s passing that I’m ready to…

Here Are My Rookie Tips For Travelling With A Baby

Look, I know there are a helluva lot of advice columns out there about what parents should and shouldn’t do when travelling with children. I’m not going to do that here. I don’t know the BEST tips for travelling with a child. If I did, I sure as hell wouldn’t be carrying a packet of…