After 314 days off work, the longest ‘holiday’, the biggest learning curve and the most challenging and wonderful experience of my life I waved goodbye to maternity leave and returned to work. The first few weeks taught me a lesson in heartbreak. Every day for at least the first few months I craved being home. … More Working mummy.
I love being a mum and every day feels easier and more fulfilling. Sometimes I feel as though I could burst with how much love I have for my baby girl. Just thought I would put that out there before I move onto the next part… I was talking to someone at work last week … More Are you lying?
Happy Friday everyone! I realised that all most of my blog posts are a little on the dark side! Maybe it’s because writing them when I’ve felt low is my release. It’s a way of telling people how I have been feeling without actually having to talk about it. Today I met with a friend and … More On a positive note.
This week is my first week of being back at work ‘full-time’ and the longest stretch of time I have been away from Willow since she was born. On Thursday last week, after Willow woke from her nap, we cuddled on the bed, her head resting on my chest and she kept looking up at … More Sometimes, the smallest things take up most room in your heart.
Dear Willow, This exact day last year you were due. On Monday you will be one, where has the last year gone? Time has flown but it has also stood still in moments of pure joy and moments of darkness and anxiety. I want to tell you that I love you, you are my reason … More For my darling girl.
Firstly I will start by saying that it’s true. Some babies just don’t sleep. Stop beating yourself up and thinking it’s your fault because it isn’t. In the early days after Willow was born she seemed to sleep constantly. All day she slept in mine or Luke’s arms or on our chests. Night time though … More Some babies just don’t sleep.
Last week I was lucky enough to go on a mindfulness workshop through work. Mindfulness is something which I have wanted to practice for a while. Towards the end of last year I bought a book which included a CD of guided meditations. I read the book with the intention of starting the 8 week … More Being still in and among the chaos.