At the beginning of this month I planned and ran a conference and went away on a women's weekend. Work has also been pretty crazy. So it's been a hectic few weeks and I've not found much writing time. But, I have had heaps of processing time in the midst of the busyness so I thought … Continue reading What do you do when your heart gets ‘broke open’?
We started this week with grand plans for a night of 'Fort building' but the reality was that by the time we got to date night we were so tired we couldn't muster up the energy! So, we opted to for Fish 'n' Chips and a no thinking needed, funny film. I chatted with a friend … Continue reading Fish ‘n’ Chips & Film – F date
We have a very determined little guy. He knows what he wants. He knows what he likes and he likes to tell you how he feels about those things. It's a part of his character I deeply admire. A few months ago we got given some Duplo and our little guy has fallen in love … Continue reading Handling strong toddler emotions
I love the Scummy Mummies! They are a comedy duo who host a hilarious podcast for ‘for less-than-perfect parents’. I could blog about every one, they are hilarious, talk honestly about the messiness of parenthood and are seriously informative! I’ll start with one for now though… I recently listened to a podcast where Ellie Gibson and … Continue reading What would happen if we gave our kids ALL our attention?
Double Date done. Now, time for an E date. We thought about going to Escape, Reading (I love a puzzle!) but we needed to find more people so thought we'd save it for another time. Check out the website here though. It looks so fun! Reading friends, want to join us? So, we plucked for … Continue reading An Education – E date
The lovely Rachel, who blogs over at Rachel Ridler: Mum on a Mission, is sending Joy on a journey. Read more about how it works here. I was the first recipient of Joy which means I received a lovely gift from Rachel and the opportunity to take some time to reflect about joy and … Continue reading Joy
Parents often say they long to be able to go out alone and lie-in and do the things they used to do before they were parents. I totally get it. Sometimes, I'd love to stay in bed a little longer. Sometimes, I'd like to go out and stay out until whenever we fancy. But, if I'm … Continue reading A Valentine’s date for three
Ever been driving along merrily, feeling smug that the traffic isn't as bad as normal, and then, just in front of you, out pulls a funeral procession? This is exactly what happened to us this afternoon. Now, I'll be honest, my first response was immediate frustration, starting when I realised there were two people walking down … Continue reading Let’s talk about everything…
Woah, pregnancy is full on! Anyone remember those pregnancy hormones? Or, maybe you're experiencing them now? They're strong right?! I feel like I handled my pregnancy emotions pretty well (friends, feel free to correct me if I'm wrong!) but there were definitely occasional times where they got the better of me. I was reminded of one such … Continue reading “The night with the bread…” Pregnancy hormones got the better of me.
It's the D Date and this time we went for a Double Date. We invited some friends out on our double date and they then proceeded to host us for the date, dinner and have us all (toddler included) sleep over. I feel like we put in very little effort but it was a wonderful … Continue reading Double Date – D Date