It’s not until you step back into the light that you realise how dark you have been. Today was such a good day. Continue reading
Georgie turned 9 months old last week and, as with Beau (and all the other #9monthsin #9monthsout tags on social media!), we took some 9 month photos to celebrate the milestone. Continue reading
Yesterday Beau’s preschool teachers checked to see if I was getting their emails, because I’d been asked to send Beau to preschool in his gumboots but he had arrived in trainers. Continue reading
Someday I will look back on these videos and laugh, affectionately, at my novice videography skills. I’ll be grateful I made them, though… because it was a start. And we’ve all got to start somewhere.
I’m not sure how frequently I will make videos of A Day in the Life – but this is the first. Just a typical Monday with a baby and a preschooler. I did manage to put my feet up for a few minutes in the afternoon… if you look closely, you might just see it!
Shot on my iPhone (although you can probably tell that).
For you, my darlings.
Nick and I have this unspoken system happening – whereby I have a little ‘wish list’ on the cork-board in my office and, over the last few birthdays/anniversaries etc, I have noticed what is ‘more than a coincidence’ being lovingly placed in my arms. Continue reading
These busy days of early motherhood really are a whirlwind. Intense, full on, consuming… some days it feels as though you are knocked from pillar to post and can’t find your feet, other days you are so exhausted you feel like a dead weight and can’t think in a straight line, let alone move. Continue reading
A new season, with new rhythms, and the need to be mindful…
I have to say, I think autumn might be my favourite season. As the intensity of the summer’s heat starts to subside, the mosquitoes go away and the cicadas start to quieten, the brilliance of the sun takes on a more golden hue and it feels like a season full of goodness. Continue reading
Nick went back to work yesterday, which means the rhythm of family life will resume and new routines will start to take shape. Georgie is now 4 months old, becoming stronger and more aware of the world around her by the day, and 3-year-old Beau is awaiting a place at our selected preschool. This new year really does represent the next phase in our family life, and I have some clear intentions for it… Continue reading
I remember waking sometime after midnight, with a sense that something was shifting. I was almost 42 weeks pregnant, so the inevitable had obviously been in my consciousness for some time – but the strange thing about birth is that, even when it could begin at any moment, it always feels so far away. Unimaginable.
So I just lay in bed and waited, with Nick sleeping soundly next to me, and I thought to myself – ‘I’ll just see if that happens again.’ Continue reading
For those who know me well, you will know how much I wanted to conceive a second baby and how it wasn’t an easy road for me. Continue reading