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2020 – the year of focusing on my own well-being

I’ve suffered from stress before – I’m a millennial so have grown-up alongside the technology that dominates our lives. Since becoming a mum, that stress has ebbed and flowed far more than it did before as my ability to take a pause was suddenly limited to the times when I could step back from my children. But somehow – even when I went back to work after my second maternity leave last year – I managed to keep on top

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Tales of Little Z – 19, 20 & 21 months

Bubba Z, these last few months have proven yet again that in those three short years between you and your sister, I have completely forgotten the amount of change that happens in the second year of life. You are a complete force of nature now and your personality grows stronger every day. The relationship you have with your sister also grows stronger, although it can be turbulent at times now you are clear of your own mind and won’t always

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What Little H did – 4.7, 4.8 & 4.9 months

As I finally sit down to write this my Little H, it’s less than a month until you hit the big 5.0 – I’m very behind on typing up my updates. And yet, in a way, it’s nice to have left it this long as it has given me a chance to remember how much you’ve changed, grown and taken in your stride over these last 5 months. Your wonderful personality continues to develop and grow. You amaze me all

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That was the year that was 2019 – a summary

When I first starting writing these posts back in 2009 (ooh, this year is the tenth anniversary then!) I used to bosh them out in a hurry during the last couple of days of the year. Becoming a parent put and end to that so now I try to get them drafted up across the course of December. So I’m here on the 9th December starting to put fingers to keys are reflect back on the last 12 months of

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Eco update – the reality of sustainable life changes

It’s almost a whole year since I wrote my first blog post about sustainable life changes. It’s been an interesting journey and, in many ways, a real rollercoaster. I’ll be honest from the beginning that one of the biggest negatives of the changes I’ve made is that by making a few changes it’s only made me more aware of the waste in all aspects of our lives; I am genuinely struggling with “Eco Anxiety” these days; Every time we do

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Tales of Little Z – 16, 17 & 18 months

Ah my littlest girl, it still never fails to amaze me how much you grow and change in only a few short months. Over the last few months, your personality has strengthened almost every single day. As has your independent streak and strong unwavering resolve. You are at the wonderful age where once you set your mind to something, you keep trying until you’ve got it nailed. Alongside this you remain such a caring and joyful child. Although ever now

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The accidental extended breastfeeder

I remember when we entered out first antenatal class way back in 2014. I knew I wanted to breastfeed the baby that was rapidly growing in my stomach, but I didn’t really know what that actually meant, beyond the obvious of course. We were given all the facts and “benefits” as part of our course and from there I read plenty on the subject. But nothing can prepare you for the reality. The (at times dark) art of breastfeeding –

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What we’ve been doing lately #10

I have sat down to write this post on several occasions but every single time my brain has struggled to get started. Life is always quite tiring these days for obvious reasons but events of the last few weeks have just challenged me a little too much. At the end of August, Little H bid farewell to nursery, where she has gone for three days of almost every week for three and a half years. I remember mentally trying to

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What Little H did – 4.4, 4.5 & 4.6 years

It’s taken me almost a month to finally sit down and write this pre-amble to your usual monthly post and you’re steaming into the 8th month of your fifth year now. But most significantly, tomorrow is your last day of nursery (29th August). In fact, by the time I actually post this you will have finished. Reflecting back on the memories for the second quarter, some of them already feel like a life time ago as you’ve continued to grow

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Sometimes you just have to lose it!

Life and how the mind deals with everything is confusing, for me at least. I can have a really good run of feeling like I’m “in control” and “on top of things”. I’ll deal with a load of curve balls and changes with ease and take everything in my stride. But then, with very little warning, my emotional state will suddenly be brought crashing down by the smallest of things. Sometimes I’ll just feel low. Sometimes I’ll just get a

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Hello, I'm Angela. I'm Mum to two small people (4 & 1). I'm a Gardener, am houseplant obsessed and addicted to tea. By day I work in tech and also look after my littles. I'm trying to get our family to live a more sustainable life. I also have far too many opinions...hence the blog. You can read more about me here. You can also follow me on Twitter so you never miss a post. Hope you enjoy reading!

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