For her first school trip Freya went to...Tesco. That’s right, the supermarket. Apparently it was The Best Day Ever. They got to go through doors you’re not normally allowed to enter, wear paper hats, bake bread and learn about all sorts of food. It sounds amazing... and not at all like the exact same place … Continue reading Another Parenting Chapter: The School Trip.
The mind of a four-year-old seems to be a miraculous, if slightly terrifying, thing. Since starting school in September, Freya has amazed me with how much she has learnt. She’s like a little sponge soaking it all up. The trouble is, at night she seems to be squeezing that sponge to get the excess out. … Continue reading Reasons My Four-Year-Old Woke Last Night (Plus Tips For Coping With Sleep Deprivation).
Freya went to a fourth birthday party at the weekend - the first one she's really been old enough to take part in. The excitement had been mounting for weeks, even though she's not really sure what a party involves (apart from cake). It doesn't matter, she thrives on new places or experiences. Nothing phases her. … Continue reading Finding the real me again – feeling the fear and doing it anyway.
Every October, for the last few years, I've felt like I've been cast adrift. While I still go through the motions of daily life, it's as if someone untied the rope and I am gradually floating away from the world and everything in it. I know it's because of the anniversary of my first pregnancy loss. The devasting day … Continue reading Embracing My Inner Hippie: How Nature Has Helped Me This Baby Loss Awareness Week.