I hate winter

Emily   May 23, 2016   6 Comments on I hate winter

Winter sucks. I hate it so much. I have such an sense of doom and gloom as winter approaches. It basically comes with its own Jaws music in my head. For some unknown reason both my children struggle with respiratory issues – for their privacy I don’t talk about specifics of Eddie’s condition and I lovingly refer to Ham’s as… Read more »

Giveaway: ELSA FEVER

If you’re a regular reader of this blog (or probably you don’t even have to be a regular reader) you’ll know that my son is OBSESSED with Elsa. OBSESSED. He had an Elsa birthday party, his favourite possession is his Elsa doll, and he wears his Elsa dress most days. It smells. He has six Elsa tee-shirts, Elsa PJs, an… Read more »

GUEST POST: Mother’s Day as a single parent – Delight not disappointment

A friend of mine sent me this post earlier today. I’m really so glad to be able to share it with you all. People talk about the loneliness of  Mother’s Day for mothers parenting alone but there is a lot of loneliness for partnered parents too – there are a lot of assumptions made about single parents that are just wrong…. Read more »

We built a village

Emily   April 27, 2016   5 Comments on We built a village

There’s a lot of talk about a village. And how we don’t have one anymore. How mothers before us knew it takes a village. That they spent their days at each other’s houses. Children happily playing outside as they laughed over tea and ate home-made biscuits. How they talked about everything and nothing and they had connection. How their babies… Read more »