Tag: Honestparenting

Surviving Flu Season

‘Tis the season of red, runny noses, sore throats, coughs and sniffles, curling up in a huge woolly jumper on a dark Winters evening and indulging in a large mug of hot chocolate whilst you take a does of trash TV and hope you’re feeling better soon. That is, if you don’t have a baby. […]

I Swore I’d Never Be ‘That Mother’ Yet Here I Am

Over time, we’ve sort of developed a little inside joke about how Kaiber will never be one of those ‘sausage roll babies’ which is pretty much as simple as it sounds to any outsider not in on the joke. You see, here in the North it is a very common occurrence to exit a Greggs […]

Learning To Live With PND

One of the most difficult things I had to deal with when we announced our pregnancy was doubt. That doubt didn’t come from myself, it actually came from other people and it was written on their faces as clear as day whenever my state of mind was brought up be that by Doctors, Midwives or […]

45 Things I’ve Learned Since Becoming A Mother

1.) Your body is surprisingly good at surviving on little to no sleep at all. Even when your mind has turned to mush and you think you can’t cope with another sleepless night, that night comes around and you still manage to get through the next day.. only just. 2.) Once you have a baby […]

Practice Makes Perfect

HEY MAMA MAMA! LOOK AT ME! I climbed three stairs all on my own! You looked so proud when we did it together, so I thought I’d have a try alone. But now you look shocked and a little mad, such a change from yesterday. I know you’ve stopped me doing this 1000 times but […]

We’re Back! But Where On Earth Have We Been?!

Wow. What a roller-coaster of a few months it has been for us. For those of you who follow our story, you will probably be aware that I took an extended break from blogging and Social Media to deal with some issues I have been struggling with mentally and to just invest some quality time […]

Stay At Home Parenting – Time To Drop The Stereotype

The life of a Stay at Home Mammy is one, as I learn more and more each day, that can be isolating, exhausting, fulfilling and amazing all at the same time. Each evening, as I drag myself into bed usually nursing a sore head and aching all over, my mind races when it should be […]

The Perfect Photo May Exist But The Perfect Mother Doesn’t… It’s Time To Go Filter Free

With the internet now a normal part of day to day life for us all, meeting other Mother’s who are going through the same as you are, receiving and sharing advice and posting all of your adorable baby photos is now easier than ever and it really is great. I’ve found a support system, made […]

Being Given A Bag Of Pre-Loved Baby Clothes Is The Equivalent To The World’s Biggest Hug

I peer into the huge bag of clothes and I’m completely blown away Hurrying to message with thank you, a simple “oh, it’s nothing” you say Simply brushing it of as if it’s such a small gesture but to me that’s just not the case See I was taken off guard as my baby grew […]

Why ‘Sleeping When Baby Sleeps’ Really Isn’t As Easy As It Sounds

Today has been another tough one and I have spent the past few hours thinking about sleep, longing for sleep, craving sleep, desperate for sleep. I think about sleep more than anything else at the moment, I’m convinced I even think about it when I’m actually sleeping because once your baby is here your quality […]

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