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Asking For Help

Today I had the pleasure of listening to a talk from Denise Welch as part of a Wellness Week initiative my office is running. Today’s focus is being kind to your mind and Denise spoke about her struggles with depression and addictions. I’ve always been aware of Denise’s career from the Byker Grove days to … Continue reading


The poor OH doesn’t know what to do with himself as he’s living with 2 emotional time bombs. I’m an emotional wreck most days; be it an advert, a nice dinner, something that’s been said, coughing, breathing. Something will set me off. And now Dexter has hit a stage in his life where he’s getting … 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

Things I wish I’d known

With many lovely friends all around me up the duff or having just had their babies it made me think back to the early days and see if I’d change anything. Yep quite a few things actually. 1. 1+1+1= new family I so wish we’d limited our visitors to 0 a day until Dex was … Continue reading

Bottle it and sell it on eBay

Dex is the apple of my eye, the reason I breathe and the only thing that makes me smile every morning and be thankful for my life and what I’ve been given. This was hard to believe 2 weeks ago when my lovely little lad started waking 2 or 3 times a night having previously … Continue reading

My name is Mum, Supermum

Every mum wants to do the best job they can possibly manage when it comes to raising their child, but that doesn’t stop you doubting yourself about 37,000 times a day. The other half and I set ourselves weekly goals at the beginning, generally hovering around “keeping the boy alive”, and you know what? Well … Continue reading

Things I’ve learnt……

1. Bird singing, butterflies fluttering love doesn’t just happen in Disney films 2. Sleep deprivation feels like an out of body experience  3. Trying to think of my fun bags as a milk bottle rather than boobies doesn’t make me feel better when my nips make a break for freedom in public courtesy of Dex … Continue reading

She’s having a baby!!!

So how pleased (relieved) are we to know that our bits work!! I’m now 25 weeks pregnant and 40 weeks cannot come quick enough. I have so far had the bitch of all pregnancies. Every ailment and problem that pregnant women can experience, yep I’ve had them all! Morning sickness (not morning, try morning, noon … Continue reading