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Open letter to my cousin on Down’s Syndrome Awareness Day

Dear Lewis Today is Down’s Syndrome Awareness Day and I wanted to take the opportunity to thank you for being you. We may have been born fifteen years and one day apart, but I really can’t remember you not being there and filling my life with laughs. We didn’t know you had Down’s Syndrome until

Being a working mum

Being a full time working mum, got me feeling like… via GIPHY Trying to pretend that my brain actually works, whilst remembering nothing about what I used to do before the baby was born: via GIPHY Feeling like I’ve done a shift at work before 8am thanks to changing nappies, feeding baby, packing up food,

Music is the movement of sound to reach the soul for the education of it's virtue.

Pancake Day

Pancake Day

Happy Pancake Day, or as I prefer to call it – Excuse To Eat Nutella Day. Did you know that pancakes traditionally have baking powder or baking soda in them? ….. any recipe without this ingredient is actually a crepe! MIND BLOWN! I’ve never known anyone put baking powder in them, ever! So here is

How to get a cat ready to have a baby in the house

How to get a cat ready to have a baby in the house

Our cat, Orla Kitty, is a very important member of our family. When we were planning to have a baby, one thing we agreed on was that we would make lots of effort to get the cat ready for having a baby in the house. We felt as though we knew our cat very well

Getting Back on Track

Getting Back on Track

Have had no interest in updating this lately. Few things going on – going back to work being the most imminent and life changing. I’ve been to the doctors, I’ve done their checklists and hurrah, I have a label. I’m not going to agree with their diagnosis, I am no different to any other mother who

Liebster Award

‘Liebster’ is Germanic in origin and can mean dearest, sweetest, kindest, nicest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute and endearing. Shows how much I listened in GCSE german as I thought it was sister! This award started back in 2011 and exists only on the internet, given by bloggers to fellow bloggers to recognise their work

The bedtime tag

Bedtime Tag Quiz. Thank you to the lovely Roxanne at Every Cloud Mummy for the tag. My answers to the bedtime tag quiz are below! 1) Describe your usual bedtime routine. My cue to go to bed is usually when RLT’s video monitor starts beeping that it needs recharging. I love being in bed, it

I just don’t get it

My social media timelines have been packed for many weeks now, with lots of blog posts giving tips on Christmas on a budget, how to get through Christmas debt free, cheap days out for 2017 and the like.Does this mean that everyone in the world is skint? This got me thinking about blogs and their

Quiz of the Year

Thanks to Care Johnson for the tag – here are my quiz of the year answers! What was your highlight of 2016? Having RLT on 17th June and labour only taking a few hours! Name one thing you are most likely to remember about 2016 if asked in five years time? RLT obvs Sum up

Christmas music

There has been a dedicated Christmas music channel on sky since around August! I personally think it is absolutely ridiculous to listen to Christmas music before 15th December, unless you are in a shop and you have no choice! I’m not one to fall in with tradition, so my two favourite Christmas songs are curve

What to buy a six month old for Christmas

What do you buy a six month old for Christmas?  If someone asked them what you actually wanted for Christmas, it would probably be to FINALLY get that dummy in your own mouth, or your foot! Having a June baby is great as you can split the wants and needs in six monthly intervals! So