When this is all over

We will truly respect the idea of personal space, but relish the joy of human touch. We will realise that distance really doesn’t need to keep people and relationships apart. We will TALK. On the phone, on a screen and yes, in person. We will remember just how important it is to connect with loved…

A birthday in lockdown for my little man

Boy2 is 5! I’ve always felt this is quite a big age for kids. His first chance to celebrate with the school friends he met in September and will know for the next 7 years. But alas, it wasn’t meant to be. Blame Coronavirus. He’s at home, still stuck with our faces for yet another…

School’s out forever!

His final week. Primary school done. We’ve had countless ‘lasts’ – assemblies, performances, photos, trips, discos – schools seem to really know how to drag these things out. But whilst I’ll of course miss the big events, it’s the loss of little things that will have the biggest impact. No more holding hands to cross…

Return of the Mum Guilt

It’s back. The guilt. The worry. The constant self doubt of working motherhood. It’s been a busy and challenging time at work with lots of pressure, trips away, late nights and generally having to be ‘on it’. Every. Single. Day. Then we’ve hit the home straight of year 6 for Boy1. Yep, SATS week was…

Preteensss

I’m more aware that first born is getting closer to teen years (he turned 10 in the summer!) and our relationship is changing, he is changing. Whilst we’ve spent a lot of time focusing on education and schools, making sure he’s eating properly and all that important stuff, I want to make sure I don’t…

Aaaand relax…

Trying not to stress about the ever-changing demands of motherhood

Kids and gigs

Should you take your pre-teen to a concert? Here’s my thoughts