jessica alba mum guilt quote
Jenson, Parenthood

Enough with the mum guilt already!

Jenson is nearly 19 months old and I've already lost count of how many times I've felt the dreaded #mumguilt. And you know what I just realised? Most of the time it's been brought on by other people's opinions rather than how I feel about my own parenting skills. And this needs to stop. I… Continue reading Enough with the mum guilt already!

stretch marks before and after
Parenthood

Coming to terms with my post-pregnancy body

The problem with talking about your post-pregnancy body in any kind of negative way is that you're opening yourself up to certain types of comments. When I was pregnant the second time round I told myself that I wouldn't be 'one of those mums' who moans about her stretchmarks and her wobbly belly because these… Continue reading Coming to terms with my post-pregnancy body

follow friday
blogging, Books, Lifestyle, Parenthood

Follow Friday #28

You may have noticed that my Follow Friday posts have a slightly different format now. Whenever other bloggers share posts they love, they throw in a little bit about why they liked it, rather than just sharing the title of the blog post. I've decided to try it out this week as sometimes the titles… Continue reading Follow Friday #28

pregnancy test
Jenson, Parenthood

Baby Loss Awareness Week: What it’s like to be pregnant after a miscarriage

I didn't intend to make this week's blog posts all about miscarriage but I was inspired to share my experiences as it's Baby Loss Awareness Week. On Monday I finally posted something I wrote in February 2014 about what happens to your body after you miscarry and reading it again after all that time reminded… Continue reading Baby Loss Awareness Week: What it’s like to be pregnant after a miscarriage

my pregnancy in photos
Jenson, Parenthood

My pregnancy in photos

My addiction to taking photos of Jenson means that I often get that annoying 'storage full' message pop up on my phone. I went through my entire camera roll, clearing out images earlier, and couldn't help but smile as I revisited photos from my pregnancy. I thought I'd share my favourites here in one place.… Continue reading My pregnancy in photos

40 weeks pregnant
Lifestyle, Parenthood

Bump Watch: Week 40 – is today the day?

Today's the day! I've carried this little boy around with me every second of every day for the last nine months. He's meant to come out now, right? Right?! Wrong! Well, if he is making an appearance today, it'll have to be in the next three hours, which is incredibly unlikely. Those of you who… Continue reading Bump Watch: Week 40 – is today the day?

blogging, geekery, Lifestyle

Follow Friday #13

Loads of online inspiration this week. Feast your eyes on these lovely blogs Lifestyle A Day in the Life of Pinterest - The New Yorker 21 Hilariously Honest Anna Kendrick Tweets That Prove She Just *Gets* You - Thought Catalog Weekend Scenes || A Garden Picnic - Daydreams of Summertime How to Create a Work… Continue reading Follow Friday #13

39 weeks pregnant
Lifestyle, Parenthood

Bump Watch: Week 39 – pregnancy essentials

So it may be seven days until my due date but who knows when he's going to decide to make an appearance? No, really, who knows because it's killing me! I'd love it if he arrived beforehand, as long as it's on or after Saturday - any earlier than that and Luke will have to… Continue reading Bump Watch: Week 39 – pregnancy essentials

what's in my hospital bag
Lifestyle, Parenthood

Bump Watch: Week 38 – packing my hospital bag

Oh my god, I'm so uncomfortable! But it's ok cos it's nearly time, right? Right?! He's gonna arrive some time in the next four weeks but if it's more than four days I might have to hit the hot curries and epic power walks. I get more uncomfortable as the day goes on and it's… Continue reading Bump Watch: Week 38 – packing my hospital bag

37 weeks pregnant
Lifestyle, Parenthood

Bump Watch: Week 37 – writing my birth plan

Today I'm officially full-term and although he isn't technically 'due' for another three weeks, I honestly wouldn't mind if he made an appearance before then. I was initially excited to have a few weeks to myself before he arrives but if this pregnancy carries on as it is now, I reckon I'm gonna Hulk out… Continue reading Bump Watch: Week 37 – writing my birth plan