The Baby – Mummy Charter

I, the Baby, am entitled to Request food from Mummy at any moment of the day;  Refuse said food if it isn’t exactly what I want at that point in time in one or more of the following ways: Throwing it on the floor, at the wall or at Mummy; Screaming, shouting or crying; Smashing the food to a pulp with both hands.

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The untimely demise of the baby monitor

Last night, Sam and I were both tired from the week. H had gone to sleep easily and we’d both had time to potter about (I went for a run, Sam did some stuff on his laptop) followed by our ‘treat’ dinner of the week – pizza! But for some reason we both seemed to feel a bit anxious and world weary. So, at 9:15pm we sat down to watch an episode of ‘Heroes‘ (we’re re-watching because we lost track

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Night frights

After H was born, all I wanted to do was sleep. I wasn’t greedy in my desires – I only wanted a few consecutive hours. But it didn’t happen. I was exhausted from giving birth and from a stomach virus I’d caught in hospital but her needs came first to the extent where after feeding her I’d literally collapse asleep on the bed unable to soothe her as she cried, struggling to sleep.

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The day everything changed

My friend had her baby a couple of days ago. As she messaged me updates from the hospital and throughout her first night with her newborn, it took me back to the day almost four months ago when Sam and I are going through the same thing. With a little bit of distance now from that craziness it really struck me that, more than anything else people experience, the birth of your first child is really the day when your

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Overtired baby = Bad night for everyone

Although on the surface it defies logic that an overtired baby would sleep badly, it is in fact very true. I suppose thinking about the days where I have been truly worn out myself, I have often struggled to get to sleep. For the most part we have been good at catching such occasions where H has been overtired and got her to bed efficiently. However, the other night we were fooled in to thinking she had more energy than

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What’s wrong?!

One of the hardest things to deal with H is when she is crying because something is wrong. Mainly because it’s almost impossible to tell what is actually making her cry. On a good day it can just be frustrating for me (and Sam if he’s at home) whilst on a bad day it can actually completely distressing. Of course every parent experiences this so I am well aware this is part of the course. This is one of the

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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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