Sympathies for a grieving mother

In all honesty I didn’t even want to write this post. I actually spent the last 24 hours deliberately shielding myself from reading anything to do with the tragedy at Buncrana. I just didn’t want to know; didn’t want the knowledge to stick in my brain and work its way down until it got lodged…

Why I hate my car-seat!

So yesterday I thought it would  be a brilliant idea to let the tiny lady eat her ‘organic’ crisps in the back of the car while driving home from visiting  her cousins. It was, admittedly, a devious ploy to keep her awake so that she would have a proper nap when she got home (she…

You can go home again

Last night I re-watched one of my favourite films – Little Miss Sunshine. In all honesty I often forget to include this in my top five but it is such a wonderful movie, it leaves you with a warm feeling and a renewed connection to your own family. I won’t spoil the plot for those…

A Parent Hangover

Definition: A parent hangover is exactly like an actual hangover only there is no alcohol involved and you don’t get to have any actual fun before it hits. Normally I post my blogs earlier in the day. I’m late today because my husband and I are both experiencing the parent hangover – when your child…

A thought on bullying

My tiny lady is currently going through a phase which I refer to as her ‘reign of terror’. She is pushing. She is screaming. She is wild! She has taken to pushing (and kicking) her little friend and my husband worries that she is a bully. Of course I quickly defend her. She’s not a…

Finding the time to appreciate the now

This morning I decided to walk with my husband up to the college he is currently attending. The tiny lady is a bit snuffly and under the weather so she was wrapped up tight in her buggy, soother stuffed firmly in her mouth. My husband is, as you probably could guess, a mature student. So…

My Unexpected Pet

Okay first off you should know I’ve never been the biggest fan of cats. Their known predilection to eat your body should you be a cat-owner so unlucky as to have your death go unnoticed for a few days proved gave me chills (though I accept this isn’t purely confined to just cats). Also quite…

Kim K’s Selfie-Gate

I guess I have arrived a little late to the latest Kim Kardashian controversy. I only noticed the image in question (along with the debate it was causing) when it popped up in my Facebook feed this morning. My first reaction was ‘Whhhaaaatttt?!’ I just don’t understand this woman, she constantly seeks validation through an…

First Friendships

One morning a week my little person goes to a childminder. Luckily for me this is a close friend of mine who has a talent for making small children love her. She is amazing with them and is always thinking of new activities they can do together. Needless to say my girl loves her. As…

To smile or not to smile?

In keeping with the theme of yesterday’s post about kindness I wondered if I needed to up my game in relation to how I interact with strangers. Back many years ago, when I was a child, everybody saluted everyone else and your neighbour was (for the most part) one of your best friends. It was…