Holidays · Mini-breaks · Motherhood · Travel

Three toddler-friendly walks in South Cornwall

Toddler-friendly walks in South Cornwall

Motherhood

Did you ever dream you swallowed a tooth? 

It’s a quick post this evening, as I’m meant to be in a virtual college lesson, but I wanted to share a little rite of passage from this evening…  My first baby has just lost her first tooth! I apologise now to anyone who finds this boring or unimportant but it’s a huge thing for… Continue reading Did you ever dream you swallowed a tooth? 

Days out · Motherhood · Reviews

Days out with kids: Brixworth Country Park, Northampton

This isn’t the first time we’ve been here, but as the girls totally loved their ‘grand day out’ (which was meant to be Brighton, but that’s another story), I felt compelled to share this little gem for anyone looking for a spontaneous free* day out. Situated just outside of Northampton, Brixworth Country Park is free… Continue reading Days out with kids: Brixworth Country Park, Northampton

Days out · Motherhood · Reviews

Days out with kids: Milton Keynes Museum Review

  We visited the MK Museum for A Victorian Family Christmas at the beginning of December, and were pleasantly surprised at the vast amount of artefacts, displays and historical re-enactments available for the whole family. A ticket into the museum grants you repeated access for 12 months from the date of purchase. Stepping back in time… Continue reading Days out with kids: Milton Keynes Museum Review

Motherhood · Writing

Has becoming a parent changed you?

Having children changes you. One minute you’re a person, with your own identity, a job – which you either love or hate – and a life you take for granted as your own. The next minute (well, nine months later, obviously) you’re a mum. People lavish you with attention, everything is new and fun and… Continue reading Has becoming a parent changed you?

Motherhood · Poems

Poppy’s poem

A single flame wavers gently in our living room tonight, in memory of Poppy Chapman. Today is pregnancy and infant loss remembrance day, and across the world at 7pm, candles are being lit for all those who have lost a baby before or after birth. For those who don’t know, we lost a baby in… Continue reading Poppy’s poem

Motherhood · Writing

The stay-at-home mum

There’s a common misconception about stay-at-home mums. It’s widely believed that we do nothing but sit on our behind all day, watching daytime TV, and cooing at the baby playing happily on the floor. In truth, the reality is entirely the opposite. Last week, my sister commented that I had lost weight. ‘Your butt has… Continue reading The stay-at-home mum