Being Mummy!

The first word I hear most days is “Mummy”, followed by a tender “I love you” or “good morning” or “Can I have chocolate for breakfast?” Or in J’s case I get a I’m hungry whinge! Before my eyes are even open, before my brain has fully adjusted to the reality of no more sleep. I am reminded that before all else, I am Mummy . I have two little people depending on me to fulfil that role unquestioningly. There are days, of course, that I inwardly groan and silently beg for a break from this relentless responsibility. I don’t want to be a cook, cleaner, stylist, mentor, nurse, art teacher, entertainer and enforcer of unfair rules. When I wake up on these tired, uninspired days, I have to dig deep and remember that my children are innocent bystanders of my exhaustion. I have to be mindful always, even if it means regular visits to… View Post

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A little adventure with Barny!

What I really love about E is that everything is an adventure, a simple walk down the street or a trip to the park is a little adventure to her. So many things to see and explore, things that we all take for granted. Today was a nice sunny day so we decided to go out on a little adventure to the park. We are lucky that the park near us has quite a lot of areas to explore. E loved to go and play on the swings but then she wanted to go off and explore. There is a little bridge by the park that has a spring going under it, E absolutely loves playing Pooh sticks. She loves to go looking for twigs or anything else she can find to throw over one side of the bridge and she then rushes to the other side to see if… View Post

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Weaning

On a previous post It started of with Breastfeeding I mentioned how I breast-fed E till she was seven months old. Government guidelines advise  that your baby should be on breast milk till they are six months old and that weaning should also commence when they are six months old. As far as I’m concerned Government advice isn’t suited to every baby. Like I mentioned before, not all woman can breast feed and there are some hungry babies who are advised by midwives to try with some baby rice to help satisfy the hunger at a young age. We are told that once a baby can sit with his head up and doing a chewing motion then it is safe to give a child some puree foods. They advise no later than six months as a baby will start to feel hungry. Recommended foods to start with include baby porridge and steamed pears,… View Post

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It started off with Breastfeeding.

Since E turned three last week I have found myself thinking about the past and how things have changed now. E is a picky eater, I find it infuriating at times, she would quite happily live on fish fingers! E hasn’t always been this picky, there was a time when she would eat all sorts of meals and veg. People tell me its a phase. So I have decided to do a series of posts leading up from breastfeeding to my current picky eater. When I was pregnant with Emily and I went to antenatal groups breastfeeding was promoted in a major way. All about the pro’s and con’s of breastfeeding. Until I was pregnant I never gave breastfeeding a second thought, all I thought was some people did it some didn’t and I would occasionally see someone breastfeeding in a coffee shop and consciously looking away. Society tells you… View Post

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Silent Sunday 01/06/14

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