Being a birth partner for my daughter

New born baby boy in a white sleep suit

I remember when I was pregnant with my first baby and having a discussion with my mother about ladies who have their mums in the birthing room with them when they are giving birth. At that time, I thought that it was absolutely terrible to have your mother as a birth partner, as did my mother as well. I guess it depends on the kind of relationship that you have with your children and also if your children have birthing[Read more]

Turning 39, Halloween and more

3 images - 1 = myself and my daughter dressed up for Halloween. 2 = The back of my husband pushing the pram with our grandson inside through a corn maze. 3 = Ed Sheeran puppet

Welcome to my October 2019 news! Another busy month with lots going on, here is my news. Home school Our home school topic was autumn so we were looking at seasonal changes, why leaves change colour, why the clocks go back and why we celebrate Halloween. As well as what fruit and veg are in season etc. We made a courgette cake and a pumpkin pie which Faith was not keen on but I loved. We also made an apple[Read more]

A month of ‘first times’!

Hello and welcome to my September news! September has been a busy month for us, so much has been going on.  Back to home school It was back to homeschool for Faith at the beginning of September. We have started the school year with a wildlife topic. Then we are doing our extra sessions for maths and English each week too. Faith has nearly finished our reading book ‘Awful Auntie’ by David Wellinghams which we had just started before the[Read more]

Birthdays, New Baby and Family Fun.

A new born baby, a girl in cosplay and fireworks over the waterfront

Disclosure:  This post contains some affiliate links and I receive a commission if you visit a link and buy something on my recommendation. Purchasing via an affiliate link doesn’t cost you any extra, and I only recommend products and services I trust. All opinions are my own. Another busy month which was very family focussed. A new arrival On August 8th 2019 my very first grandchild was born! A beautiful boy weighing 8lbs 1oz. If you follow me on social[Read more]

Family games, a baby shower and more!

image 1 - two ladies at a baby shower playing a game where you need to smell a nappy smeared in chocolate to guess the chocolate but it looks like you are smelling baby poop! Image 2 a waffle with ice cream and strawberries on top drizzled in chocolate sauce. Image 3 - a young girl playing crazy golf in a corridor which has bookshelves painted on the wall in the background.

July has been a busy month! We have had lots going on with the family but in many ways, I think that I actually prefer it that way. Big Family Game Night This month’s big family game night was at my mum’s and was bigger than ever as my brother and his partner came too for the first time ever! The only missing family member was Chloe as she was at a wedding. I did not enjoy this one as[Read more]

June News

Four picture collage. 1. Dad with his arms around his daughter. 2. Lion fish. 3. Mum and daughter selfie. 4. Girl wearing cos play costume holding merch.

We are now halfway through the year! Can you believe it? I know that I am going to sound old, but time really does speed up the older I get. June has been a lovely month and just when I was about to give up on summer, the sun came out. I don’t know about you, but I find that the sunshine really does lift my mood so I am feeling pretty good right now. Anyway, I digress! Here is[Read more]

May News 2019

three images. 1 - a young woman blowing out candles on a birthday cake with a young girl. 2. a young girl holding on to a tree. 3. A home made foil fish.

Here is my news for the month of May 2019. It has been a quiet month, but I still have a bit of news to share! Weight loss I have managed to lose 9.5lbs this month so I am really pleased. My goal for the month was to lose 6lbs or more. I didn’t weigh in last week as my training and assessment clashed with my weight watcher meeting. Losing weight is never easy (in my experience anyway!)  but I[Read more]

My April News

April photographs. Easter egg hunt and three dogs

April has been a quiet month for us to be honest, but we have had some fantastic weather for April in the UK! Having said that, I do have a little bit of April news to share. We hosted big family game night On new years eve, we invited my mum and LJ and her partner around to play some games and see the new year in together which was lovely. This inspired my mum to host a family game[Read more]

I’m going to be a nana and other news

Nana and other news, baby scans and baby grow and booties

I’m going to be a nana! So, it has been a while since I have updated what has been happening in my life and I am really excited to start by announcing that I am going to be a Nana! CJ is expecting her first baby and she is having a boy! This will be our first grandchild so it is all very exciting and new for us.  It was a shock when we found out as CJ was in[Read more]

New year, big changes!

Clocks in amongst autumn leaves and a circle made of four arrows to signify changes

Hello and welcome to the relaunch of my blog! Happy new year to you all! Firstly, let me apologise for not posting for so long! Unfortunately trying to keep up with the blog while working full time at my social work placement and studying for my social work degree was just too much. Changes! This brings me to the big changes! I have quit my social work degree! Now many people will think that I am silly as I was only[Read more]