I have really struggled with how I could update my blog over the last few weeks. So much has gone on and the world is in such a difficult place, I have no idea what anyone would be patient enough to want to read. Some have asked for isolation recipes for large families, some have … Continue reading Week One – Self Isolation
Its been a while since I wrote a totally self centred blog post with no point to it at all. A post that is completly unhelpful, except to let me use it as a diary...so that when I look back one day will be able to remember that week in November 2017. Lets start with … Continue reading My Last Week of November
Baby led weaning.....lets talk about this for a moment. This is a new concept for me. All my children were fed straight from a bowl, to their mouths, on a spoon (or sometimes direct from a pouch) by me. When Charlie was younger he choked on everything. Sometimes he brought it up himself, sometimes he … Continue reading Baby Led Weaning
Everyone loves a newborn. Who can resist those tiny hands and that brand new smell. It's even more exciting when it's a baby of a friend or family member. You can impose yourself as soon as the baby is born, then hand baby back when he starts crying...perfect!......if you want to piss off and … Continue reading Tips for friends of a newborn mum
Today is that day. The day after you have a baby that is sent to test your true strength. Today, Arthur is ten days old and this Is the day that is throwing everything at me, goading me, trying to break me. Well, its midday and I haven't reached for the gin. Instead I'm … Continue reading Day 10 – Sink or Swim
When we moved to the farm three years ago It was a wreck. Mike had just finished the refurbishment at our old home and just as we were starting to enjoy it he asked if we could go and view this 'bit of land with a house' he had seen. It was a complete dump! … Continue reading New Kitchen
Looks like Chicken Pox is doing the rounds again 🤒 I have to share an amazing medicine that relieved my boys and ended their misery.. My four older children have all had 'the pox' and one caught it off another. First Charlie (very mild and over in no time), Libby was the last to get … Continue reading Chicken Pox help
2016 has been an exciting year for me. My new addition, George has given me his first giggles, crawled, taken his first steps and become a fully fledged toddler. I watch my beautiful sister in law get married on one of the best holidays I've ever had. I spent a fantastic weekend in Dublin … Continue reading Happy New Years……Resolutions?
One of the most common things I get asked as a mum of thousands of children is ' how do you get anything done with a baby? ' The answer is really simple, at home, behind closed doors, we call it ' the cage' on the outside you call it a playpen! You could stress … Continue reading How I get stuff done with a baby
Deck the halls! We have had a really special, festive weekend full of friends, wine, mince pies, sausage rolls, tinsel, The Pogues and Santa Claus! Back in November I looked into which Santa to take the kids to visit. I looked into local garden centres, National trust venues and shopping centres. I … Continue reading Saint Nick popped in for a cuppa!