Anxiety, Failure, Freya, No sleep

Reasons My Four-Year-Old Woke Last Night (Plus Tips For Coping With Sleep Deprivation).

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).

Failure, family, Rant

Maths – No More Passing The Buck.

"You're just not getting it, are you?" The man said in a tone that made it clear he was losing his patience with my obvious stupidity. Later, as I was retelling this story to Mark, he stopped me at that point and said: "That's when you went ballistic, right?" Wrong. Standing at the tills in the high… Continue reading Maths – No More Passing The Buck.

Blogging, Failure, family, Freya, New mum, No sleep, Parenting, Reflux, Things that make me angry

Why Blog?

It's an age-old question. Or it would be if "age" described the 20-odd years that take us back to the 1990s when blogging began, which seems like only last week to me.  Anyway, it's a question that appears to unite all bloggers at one point or another, no matter how big or small their audience. It is asked… Continue reading Why Blog?

Anxiety, Baby loss, Failure, family, Freya, Grief, Health, love, New mum, Parenting, pregnancy, Pregnancy loss, Things that make me angry

Giving birth – was it the best experience I could have hoped for?

I wrote this the week before Freya's third birthday but didn't post it. I held back partly because I didn't want to cast a shadow over her celebrations but mostly because I was worried it might seem like I didn't realise how lucky I was to give birth in a safe place to a healthy baby, which couldn't be… Continue reading Giving birth – was it the best experience I could have hoped for?