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High five

View this post on Instagram Wishing the happiest of birthdays to this little pudding pie in the middle, who, in the blink of an eye, turned five years old today. Ok, in a ‘blink of an eye’ is not entirely true – I seem to recall much of the sleep deprived first year (and beyond) being akin to torture – but selective memory is a fine thing (and also pretty handy, where procreation’s concerned). I have to confess I’ve felt more sadness than I anticipated today, thinking about my Mum and everything she’s missed out on over the last couple…

Hoarding happiness

View this post on Instagram I’ve been feeling a bit lost at Insta sea🌊 lately, not really sure what I’m doing here anymore, and struggling to remember why I joined in the first place.🤔 For anyone who’s been oh-so patiently bearing with me for a while now, I can only apologise for the rather confuzzling mish-mash of #motherhood rants intertwined with #endloneliness chat and #mindfulness musings; I’m well aware that these three don’t necessarily jump out at as natural-born, happy-go-lucky trio of insta-friendly topics. I mean, motherhood + #selfcare + #wellness + #loneliness + #charity stuff, all cobbled together, ain't…

Fearlessly four

View this post on Instagram Throwing it back a couple of years to our days in the hot and sticky tropics of Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula. It was a time of big changes for this little chap: finding himself in new territory after yet another international move, he was also adapting to life in pre-school for the first time. The first few weeks were tumultuous, for sure: desperately clinging onto Mummy or Daddy at the school gate, the tears would be in full flow most days. Roll on two-and-a-half years later, though, and the excitement of seeing his little chums back…

Biscuit banter

View this post on Instagram He’s baaack! In the two weeks he’s been away, we’ve encountered no major mishaps worth recalling, and the #anxiety and myriad niggling worries I had about manning the helm🚢 during his absence turned out to be largely unfounded. Despite years of on-off practice – the husband’s job means he travels🛩️ a lot – I’ve always gotten so wriggly and antsy🐜 about it, fretting about the various potential worst-case scenarios, particularly at night time when the responsibility of having two little humans👶👶 under my roof and in my sole care seems both scary and, well, a…

Pottering and pizza

View this post on Instagram It’s very rare that I can say this with any degree of authenticity when the kiddos are involved, but today was, on the whole, pretty ‘chilled.’ Don’t get me wrong; the personettes’ bickering and squabbling still played a fairly prominent role throughout the day, but there was also a decent amount of pottering and moseying going on. A trip to the dentist for my best girl turned out to be more fun than it sounds (it was just a check-up, and the movey-up-and-down chair, the squirty water spray thingy and the free ‘balloons’ – who…