You are stronger than you think

For those who have been following me for a while you will know that I have just had 10 weeks of solo parenting. It was hard. I was physically and mentally broken by the end. I cried more than I thought, I shouted more than I thought and some days I don’t know how I…

Our birth story

CAUTION: this article contains swearing, information about surgery, c-sections and childbirth Shit! I’m the mother of a 1 year old. When did that happen?! In the run up to L’s first birthday I’ve been thinking a lot about my birth story and while I have no regrets or negative feelings about how L was born…

I’ve got more to give, I just don’t know what it is yet

Ever have those days where you think there is another path for you but you just don’t know how to find it. Having a baby and maternity leave has allowed me to think about my career and what is next. I know I’ve got more to give, I just don’t know what it is yet…

Feeling the “mum fail”

Change “When something changes or when you change it, it becomes different.” Collins Dictionary I’ve always been pretty good at handling change or adapting to it, whether it is a restructure at work, a new role/job or a new place to live. There have always been elements I can control, some form of certainty and the power to make…

Surviving a week in France

When we booked our week in France I said to my husband it will be ok because I won’t be breast feeding by then. I wasn’t particularly enjoying it at this stage (in fact there were still a lot of tears over it) and we were on our CMPA trial stage and decided if it…

What it is really like being dairy free

“Oh my god, what do you eat? It must be so hard, everything has dairy in it!” Actually no it isn’t. I must admit when I first cut dairy I found it so hard as I also had to cut soya. I panicked and wondered what I would be able to eat and how life…

The Journey Begins

When setting up this blog Word Press automatically posted “The Journey Begins” and the below quote from Izaak Walton. Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton While my initial reaction was to delete it but then I realised it actually summed up the reason I started my insta-account perfectly….