We walk side by side in silence, feet moving in unison; quietly processing the reality of the day ahead. "Mum, I'm nervous". "I know love". I squeeze her hand in a swift movement that would undoubtedly be felt by her but seen by nobody else. Not that there are many people out this early, as we make our way … Continue reading Letting go.
This post leads on from my last post - When I started to tell you how I let my daughter be on YouTube. Up to speed? Excellent. Shall we continue then? So here’s how the whole ‘my kid was on Youtube’ thing came about. Throughout all of last year my eldest daughter begged to me to … Continue reading So I let my kid be on YouTube…
At the beginning of 2017 my daughter joined an established and very popular collab YouTube Channel. She was ten years old. A controversial parenting decision I know, and not one I made lightly or quickly. I know many parents would disagree with it; raising their eyebrows at best, calling me a terribly irresponsible mother at … Continue reading Fishfingers, youtube and why trolls can jog on.
This week marks Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week. I didn't know it was a thing either until today. But it is a thing. An important thing. A thing we need to talk about more. Mental health holds enough stigma to stun and disable the strongest of characters. Mix in the expectations placed on mums and … Continue reading Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week: PTSD and me.
Cruising through my early (cough) thirties, I maintain that I'm still in my prime. I'm not getting old just yet. I'll admit, after growing, birthing and feeding three babies, my body is past its' best but we'll overlook that detail and instead celebrate it in all it's stretched marked glory. And fine lines add character … Continue reading The brain regression of Motherhood.
It appears that my beautiful bundle of squidginess didn't get the memo that babies should start to sleep better at night as they get older. People ask if we co-sleep and I'm all 'no no no, he might come in with us once I've fed him and it's easier to leave him there', but really, … Continue reading I’m not sorry.
I'm a right one for lists. I mean, it's not a bad thing; they have their place, and a very treasured one at that. But sometimes my lists get carried away with themselves and I accumulate lists of lists. Does anyone else do that? Then it becomes a bit high maintenance to keep a track … Continue reading Balance.