Bing bedtime books
Books, Jenson, Parenthood

What Jenson has been reading lately #2

Jenson is a massive bookworm and it's hardly surprising, given that one of my favourite pastimes as a kid was going to the library and taking out the maximum amount of books. It doesn't bother me that the TV is nearly always on when we're at home and he knows how to use my smartphone… Continue reading What Jenson has been reading lately #2

Jenson's third birthday party with Jump With Jo
Cornwall, Jenson, Parenthood

Jenson’s third birthday party with Jump with Jo

We nearly ended up cancelling Jenson's birthday party with hours to spare this year due to a slapped cheek false alarm. Fortunately we were able to go ahead and Jenson had a great time. We booked Jump with Jo*, a local business offering soft play sessions and parties and invited a few of Jenson's friends.… Continue reading Jenson’s third birthday party with Jump with Jo

Books, Jenson, Lifestyle, Parenthood

Personalised alphabet poster from Wonderbly

Growing up I had a personalised story book and it was/is the coolest thing. It featured my family and friends as characters - even little ol' me! So when Wonderbly released My Golden Ticket last year I had to get my hands on a copy and write myself and Jenson into the story. They have… Continue reading Personalised alphabet poster from Wonderbly

Little Miss Busy Surviving Motherhood
Parenthood

Some thoughts on parenting for Mothers Day

Parenting. It's a full-time job (make that 24/7) and sometimes it can feel like there are no benefits. No financial pay. No annual leave. No sick leave. When you become a parent you can expect to have no more days off and you don't have the 'luxury' of being ill. Nappies still need changing, laundry… Continue reading Some thoughts on parenting for Mothers Day

Jenson 33 months old
Jenson, Parenthood

Jenson: 33 months old [Living Arrows 2/12]

It's true what they say: the days are long but the years are short. You see your kid every day but one day you really see them. You see just how much they've grown; they can suddenly reach things they couldn't before. They start trying to have actual conversations with you and you realise that… Continue reading Jenson: 33 months old [Living Arrows 2/12]

you're lovely
Lifestyle, Parenthood

Happy Galentine’s Day

"I had no idea how absolutely imperative it is to be in a Queen pack, I had no idea how much love and support and laughter would come with one, I had no idea how desperately I needed my Queens, for healing, for intimacy, for connection. ... Your relationship with your Queens is such an… Continue reading Happy Galentine’s Day

Jenson 32 months old
Jenson, Parenthood

Jenson: 32 months old [Living Arrows 1/12 2018)

Not gonna lie, it all went a bit downhill after last month's awesome update. We've had tantrums galore, an inability to eat lunch at nursery and a lot of early starts. It's not all doom and gloom though. Jenson loves getting creative (painting and baking) and seems to really enjoy spending time with his older… Continue reading Jenson: 32 months old [Living Arrows 1/12 2018)

Jenson
Parenthood

Why I’m not having any more children

I miscarried before I had Jenson. It's something that I'm pretty open about these days. I wrote about it a week after it happened but didn't publish it until long after. It took me a while to process. Since then I have a totally different attitude to talking about children with people who don't have… Continue reading Why I’m not having any more children