3 short months

Sad eyes look up at me, pleading: “Please don’t leave me, Mum” 3 months ago, she was still 3 A soft bottom lip starts to quiver: “I’m scared, Mum” 3 months ago, she was still 3  Tiny hands desperately grab: “I’m not ready to leave you, Mum” 3 months ago, she was still 3 Strong…

Mumxiety 

This week alone, I have read online about: hand, foot and mouth disease (a vile infection involving painful ulcers forming on tiny faces, inside mouths, on hands and feet and fingernails subsequently falling off), Meningitis killing a baby girl of only 15 months (in a disturbingly cruel twist she was also the 17th baby her…

Making a New Mum Friend: 5 easy steps

Meeting like-minded Mums and forging new friendships can be a challenge, particularly if you’re from a small town or village and people are a bit set in their ways/cliquey/knobheadish – however, Mum friends are essential to surviving parenthood and every now and again you might just spot someone who you think could be well worth…

Fear, gratitude & strawberry yoghurt…

“Hello, ambulance please, Park Road Surgery, I have a 2 year old female in respiratory distress…” I don’t think I’ve ever been more terrified than I was in that moment, when the Doctor phoned for an ambulance for my little girl, as I looked at her ashen face and limp body, laying in the double…

Defining moments – 2015 in pictures

HAPPY NEW YEAR everyone!! I spent my last evening of 2015 sipping a glass of bubbly with my other half, watching some (surprisingly decent) TV and reflecting on the year we were about to leave behind (In between settling the girls to sleep… I also crept into bed at 11pm only to be woken at…

Putting a brave face on

They say fortune favours the brave and I sincerely hope they are right. Bravery is ‘the quality which allows someone to do things that are dangerous or frightening’. Based on this definition, the two bravest people I know at this point in time are both family members of mine, who happen to be at opposite…