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I Wish

I Wish

I wish you were here to hear his laugh. I wish you were here to laugh at him. I wish you were here to watch him play. I wish you were here to play with him. I wish you were here to hug him. I wish you were here to hug us all. Two years, … Continue reading

Introducing Siblings by Lea Spencer-Brown

Today’s guest post has been written by Lea, a wonderful woman whom I met through our antenatal group way back in 2011. Lea and her husband Chris have two beautiful daughters, Mathilda (2) and Nellie (12 weeks). Lea writes about her experience of welcoming their second child into their lives and the effect it had on … Continue reading

Blink. Gone.

Blink. Gone.

It’s almost New Year and here I am already back in the office. Bugger. I blinked and Christmas was over. Months of build up and it’s finished already. *extremely sad face* We had a fantastic Christmas Day. We hosted for the first time in our own home and we invited everyone that had helped make … Continue reading

Scaredy Cat

This year is the first year we’re going trick or treating, and to ease Dexter (and the OH in) we’re only going to visit friends and family. We’ve kinda celebrated Halloween in the past by just being at home and answering the door to kids in bin bags. This year will be the first that … Continue reading

Smartie Pants

How did my kid get to be so smart? Over the past few months his brain has become completely sponge-like and he’s picking up everything. The words coming from his mouth are amazing and his confidence levels have shot through the roof. I know I’m completely biased but in my opinion the kid is an … Continue reading

DKD’s Animal Spectacular

DKD’s Animal Spectacular

For Dexter’s 2nd birthday we decided to host a party at our home in our brand new sparkly garden. Dex is mad on animals so we thought an animal theme would be ideal, and I love dressing up so what better than for all the kids to come dressed as their favourite animal! I created … Continue reading


Guilt is a funny old thing. I seem to be constantly wracked with guilt. Not the stomach churning guilt that I experienced as a kid when I got caught nicking some Fruit Pastilles (sorry Mum); but small pangs of guilt, 5 days a week when I leave my baby boy and go off to work. … Continue reading

A year has gone

Yesterday saw a year since we lost Dexter’s Granny. The normal reaction to hearing this is “wow has it really been a year? That’s gone so quickly”. Not to those that have missed her everyday. The past year has seen so many events that I wish she’d been here for. Her oldest boy turning 40, … Continue reading

Happy New Year

When reflecting over the past year its easy to forget the small little details that make our memories. This year however has been full to the brim of big events. We saw friends tie the knot and live happily ever after. Irreversible damage was done to my kidneys on at least one of the 500 … Continue reading

Cloth Bum Fun

Dexter is a cloth baby. Not one from birth, hell no I hated the honey mustard poo stage, but one from 8 months old. It wasn’t ever something I thought we, as a family would do, but I’m so very pleased that we have. Whilst pregnant and attending our antenatal class we were given information … Continue reading