I confess now, I am that mum whose life revolves around their baby. There has never been any ‘He will have to fit in’ or ‘My life isn’t stopping because I have a baby’. Rather, ‘BUT, HIS ROUTINE!!’ I’ve only started noticing recently that ‘mum life’ has crept up on me. I LOVE soft play. I love garden centres, I love walks, zoo’s, family friendly restaurants. I love places that serve coffee and anywhere that does a specific ‘toddler morning’. I embrace every season and take it much further than it needs to. I only seem to talk about relatable… View Post

With the Barge trip a triumph, we re-grouped for an on-land staycation. Center Parcs! *might as well have been an over seas vacation at those prices* We booked a midweek break (Monday – Friday) for the 6 of us (Our little family, my parents and the dog) to Longleat Forest (back in October) *that was long winded*. About a week before the trip, we found out that my Dad would only be coming mid-mid week, leaving Luke and I to do the packing and planning. Low and behold, we packed last minute, didn’t forget anything and got there pretty seamlessly.… View Post

Hold onto your seats. I’m forever referring to myself as a ‘young mum’, rather than a ‘mum‘. As the reality is, I am; and I have no shame in that. Though my reality is that I’m no way near where I want to be for my baby. Or myself. I’m not going to question my capability as a mum, because we’re all still alive. But I can’t help but question whether capability is enough? A ‘lil back story to make some sense of this: The pregnancy came unexpected and only 3 (?) months out of treatment for my mental health.… View Post

Today I received a notification from WordPress, congratulating me on my first year anniversary on this blog. I remember telling myself ‘1 year in and I’ll tell people about this blog’. Why though? Where’s it going to get me? I’m not in this for fame or validation or money. But even if I was, am I far too late to the scene? There are millions of blogs, especially now social media influencing has blown up. There are millions of me. And they all seem so perfected! Everyone has a flare, degree worthy photos, a theme, talent, a personality you want… View Post

In light of my last post, I’ve re-assessed my life and had a think about my stress-management techniques. And in what better time? World Mental Health Day was on the 10th October, but mental health should be spoken about every day, so I’m posting this on the 16th. People are always saying to me ‘Felix is such a happy baby because you’re so relaxed with him!’ For real? I am not the cool cucumber I’m appearing to be. Beneath that tough green skin, is watery gunk. I think stress just stresses me out so much, I shut down and appear… View Post