Infertility, Me and The Great Sibling Debate

It’s been almost three years since we got our rainbow baby. Almost three years since we finally achieved what we had dreamed about for so long. Almost three years since we held our brand new baby in our arms – our baby. Our little girl. For many, that signalled the end of our infertility journey, but the scars left behind are hardly surprising.


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TECHNOLOGY SHOWDOWN – Iphone X vs Samsung S9 Plus

On Sunday 18th March (it was a while ago. I know, I know, I suck!!) I had the pleasure of joining Three (Yes, the mobile network) and a group of other bloggers on a photo walk around London to compare the camera features on the IPhone X and the Samsung S9 Plus.

We met up with Kellee from Three and Photographer Rob outside Bermondsey station at 11am ready to learn how to do that photo thing.

Full disclosure here now! For me this event was going to be the deciding factor between remaining with my IPhone or upgrading to the Samsung S9 plus As soon as I possibly could. *Spoilers* I’m posting this from my shiny new S9!!!!!! Continue reading

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Kids Say The Strangest Things!

We all know that some strange stuff comes from the mouths of children. From the complete randomness that they sometimes spout, to the oddly empathetic stuff that makes you think they must be wise beyond their years.

Yesterday, Eden said something to me that damn near made me cry into my Pepsi Max in Subway…

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People and Their Food Judgements…

People are weird about food. They say odd things. They have odd ideas about food and weight and what it means to be healthy. Quite often, weight and food are the subject of judgement. People stick their nose in and voice their opinions whether they are being listened to or not. Continue reading

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Rants of a Working Mother

I like my job. I know it’s seemingly taboo to say that as a mother, but here it is again. I like my job. I enjoy it. I work reception on a maternity ward and I like it. I like my colleagues and the job itself isn’t too taxing. I can see me staying here. I only work three days a week due to working twelve hour shifts – those can be hard but in general I enjoy them. I like my time out of the house. Sometimes it’s hard to be away from Eden, but we drive each other nuts if we’re together 100% of the time.

Something I’ve realised in the last couple of months is that it is actually not possible to be a mother and work. It’s not. Nothing about it works.  Continue reading

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REVIEW – Samsung S8+

On our recent trip to Walt Disney World Florida, mobile network Three kindly loaned us a Samsung S8+ to test out. Amy and I are both iphone people, having been with iphone since the iphone 3G when that came out what now seems like 100 years ago! Continue reading

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Potty Training Strikes!

When it comes to potty training, we’ve always taken the relaxed approach. Eden was only two in December, so we’re in no hurry. Last time we went to IKEA, we picked up a  potty and put it in the bathroom, just to get her used to what a potty was and what it was for. For the longest time, she would sit on it with her nappy on but wouldn’t under any circumstances take off her nappy.

Imagine our surprise when Eden turned to us a few days ago and announced “I want to go on my potty”.

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