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I’m sorry, but I’m all touched out


I’ve always been quite an affectionate person. I love nothing more than curling up on the sofa with Sam, giving him a kiss, sharing hugs when I see friends and family, but lately, .

614 days

Mum Life Parenting

614 days ago, my body stopped being my own. A new life was growing inside of me, and my body began changing from the second Dougie was created. I didn’t know immediately; I was around .

All the little things: July

Daily life Parenting

We seem to be hurtling towards the end of the year. July was fairly busy but a really nice month, I got to see a lot of friends and family. My Dad came down to look after Dougie while .

World Breastfeeding Week

Mum Life Parenting

This week is World Breastfeeding Week and I wanted to write about my breastfeeding story.

Baby photoshoot with Barrett and Coe

Daily life Parenting

While my camera roll is completely full of shots of Dougie – blurred photos of crawling, awkward selfies and messy teatime images – I’ve always wanted some more professional .

A day in the life

Daily life Parenting

I love reading posts about people’s day-to-day life on their blogs, I think they’re such a fun way to get to know them and get more of an insight into their life – which is often .

My birth story

Mum Life Parenting Pregnancy

I wanted to write this for a while, but it wasn’t something I could write immediately, and it wasn’t something I was sure about sharing, but here goes. I apologise, it’s a bit of a long .

Eight months old

Mum Life Parenting

I wrote about Dougie when he was six months old, and I wasn’t going to write another update for a while, but so much has changed, I just had to write something. Today Dougie is eight .

Baby AND a social life?

Daily life Mum Life Parenting

Does having a baby mean giving up your social life? I recently read this post by the lovely Sarah which hit the nail on the head, and got me thinking. Every so often I go on Facebook or .

First family holiday

Daily life Lifestyle Parenting Travel

I’ve spent the last week in Portugal with Sam and Dougie, our first family holiday. It was such a lovely week, although holidaying with a baby does not lend itself to a chilled, .

Six months old


Today Dougie is six months old. I still can’t quite believe I have a six-month-old son. He is the most beautiful, exhausting, entertaining, inquisitive, adorable baby – in my .

Pregnancy & childbirth: expectation vs. reality


In my first antenatal class, we were asked to write down what we expected from labour and childbirth based on what we’ve ever heard or seen in films, tv shows etc. While we knew that .